It's pretty interesting to see the way our last 3 coaches have acted to the media. Blatt tried to have fun with them, bristled sometimes at their questions and the media ended up hating him and trying to humble him at every turn. They continuously said he was out of his depth without saying why they thought that.Sometimes I struggle to understand what he’s talking about
JC said they have to be five minutes early and no untucked shirts etc. He calls out the vets so he shows he isn't showing favoritism etc.The stuff he says...
I'm worried about his style of coaching around NBA players. The smoke signals are there for this to be a Blatt style breakdown.
Edit: To be clear, I think Beilein is maybe the best X's and O's coach they have had since Fratello or Wilkins but he's got a very stickler attitude to him that won't be popular around ego driven NBA players. (Even if they need to hear it.)
I'm worried he will try to play too many guys because how many vets we have and the front office will want him to give the young guys consistent playing time. Like Clarkson playing SF as part of a 3 guard lineup was a disaster last year but it seems like that is part of the plan early in the season. I think other NBA coaches would sit Delly and wait till trades or injuries to give him playing time.I really have no idea what to expect. I'm terrified that he's only a system coach, that the players are giving lip service, that he's not read for the NBA, etc. At the same time, I'm excited to see how he helps our players develop and I love how Garland has looked during the preseason.
I actually think this is the point. In my mind, it's been the plan all along for Beilein to get 3-5 seasons to get the ship righted, then give way to Bickerstaff/Lang/Gottlieb/other younger assistant who would then take the team to the top. I don't think there's ever been a scenario in which Beilein is the coach of the team at the parade.Never liked the hire. I think it was a mistake and won't end well. But I'm about as far from an expert on such things as you can get. Hope I'm wrong and he does well but I'm not sure it matters all that much. This rebuild is going to take time - almost certainly more time than a 66, going on 67, year-old head coach has left in the tank. Hell, he's 25 days older than me!