therick711 USA Fan Baton Rouge Member since Jan 2008 7433 posts
re: Trent Johnson (Posted on 1/8/13 at 9:15 pm to accnodefense)
To be honest, the Xs and Os appear to come from Donny Guerinoni. While at LSU, Donny would do the majority of in game coaching while Trent appeared to be carrying on inter-coaching staff conversations during timeouts and the like. The player interaction was a source of curiosity that I never really understood. That said, it appeared to this observer that Donny was the main game manager.
specchaser LSU Fan lafayette Member since Feb 2008 465 posts
re: Trent Johnson (Posted on 1/8/13 at 9:19 pm to accnodefense)
TJ is not a bad x and o coach. His biggest problem at LSU was that he couldn't recruit his way out of a wet paper bag. His first year he had a legit NBA player in Thornton and a few other decent players and showed improvement and player development. Is his style of play exciting? not hardly. But that doesn't make him a bad coach.
In 4 years, he landed one....yes one highly touted player in Johny O. And Johny O is not a future lottery pick or anything, he's just a guy other name schools recruited. I don't care what kind of coach you are, if the other teams have guys on their bench that would start for your team, you're not gonna win many.