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htran90
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when do we start blaming the coaching staff? If we don't improve next year?

I may be alone on this, but sometimes I feel that monty doesn't have his head on right during the second half at times.

It might make sense if he believes this season might just go into tank-mode to develop the bench players. I know he's a pretty good defensive mind, but all night I saw late rotations to defend and left people open for triples all night.

It was just pretty sickening to watch us get no offensive rhythm going when EG10 sits down and have austin rivers "attempt" to drive left and lose the ball, throw up a random shot, or just get purely destroyed and manhandled instead of playing the point and getting his team involved. I felt it was purely him trying to play iso all night and throw up some bad shots instead of looking for a team-mate. the latest one was lin on jason smith under the goal and he decides to dribble the time away and passed it with 3 seconds left on the shot clock. maybe I'm wrong, but we seem like a middle of a pack defense with a craptastic offense that won't get far with monty leading the reins.

I'm sure it's personnel too because our players aren't VERY good, but when is it that we can legitimately blame monty for offensive woes and bad player management (latest two examples were today and against GSW)



purplepylon
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Nov 2005
4157 posts

re: when do we start blaming the coaching staff? If we don't improve next year?
Coaching isn't the problem, yet. We don't have the talent nor the experience to play our best every night. I think it shows how good of a coach MW is when he took this team and won 9 games in the last month.


jptiger2009
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Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2009
2770 posts

re: when do we start blaming the coaching staff? If we don't improve next year?
I'll give you coaching against the spurs, but thus was an effort loss tonight. Monty is one of the best coaches in the NBA. This team is on the right track but can't fall apart on this road stretch. We'll go 3-2 I think.


htran90
New Orleans Saints Fan
belle chasse
Member since Dec 2012
8784 posts

re: when do we start blaming the coaching staff? If we don't improve next year?
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won 9 games in the last month.


That was a big deal and I'll agree that showed in how the players meshed well along with coaching, and it felt like EG10 sparked everyone.

But the last few games, even with certain players having great starts, I feel that he sits them longer then necessary even when we have a decent cushion and our reserves just slowly lets the opposing team catch up. By the time he puts them back in those hot hands have cooled off and it's playing catch up.

Today our "3rd quarter squad" was playing pretty horrible and it seemed everytime they had a jolt of morale, they would make a critical mistake: bad rotation, unnecessary fouls, unnecessary turnovers, etc. and then houston would be back up 15 instead of like 10. Even with those issues, I don't think he changed the line-up to start the 4th quarter and didn't put our "best" players back out until too late.


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jptiger2009
Southeastern LA Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2009
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re: when do we start blaming the coaching staff? If we don't improve next year?
Oh, and our bench has been pretty damn good lately.

EG has had some pretty stupid turnovers last 3 games, btw.


tgr4ever
LSU Fan
Atlanta
Member since Jul 2011
11399 posts

re: when do we start blaming the coaching staff? If we don't improve next year?
Yea man coaching is totally this team's problem. Fire Monty!!!!!1!1!1!1!11!!


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TooFyeToFly
LSU Fan
Atlanta, Georgia
Member since Nov 2012
305 posts

re: when do we start blaming the coaching staff? If we don't improve next year?
Just wait. If we have the same problem in a year, than you can blame Monty.


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brmark70816
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, La
Member since Feb 2011
2287 posts

re: when do we start blaming the coaching staff? If we don't improve next year?
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Monty is one of the best coaches in the NBA


I don't blame Monty yet. But I don't know where guys keep getting this from. There is nothing to back that up. He has been coaching for less than 10 years and is only in his 3rd year as a head coach. I hope it gets better, but that is a bold thing to say.

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This team is on the right track but can't fall apart on this road stretch. We'll go 3-2 I think.


It is a pretty rough 5 game road trip. All 5 teams are pretty desperate for wins. As long as they beat the Lakers I'll be happy..


tgr4ever
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Atlanta
Member since Jul 2011
11399 posts

re: when do we start blaming the coaching staff? If we don't improve next year?
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I hope it gets better, but that is a bold thing to say
Not really...


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chesty
USA Fan
Flap City C.C.
Member since Oct 2012
8507 posts

re: when do we start blaming the coaching staff? If we don't improve next year?
Team looked like they were coasting most of the game. No on court leadership, terrible shot selection and very little effort to crash boards and go after offensive rebounds. Why didn't Lopez and Gordon play much? Was Vasquez hurt?


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Boomshockalocka
LSU Fan
Clutch City
Member since Feb 2004
19488 posts

re: when do we start blaming the coaching staff? If we don't improve next year?
Monty is the best thing the hornets have going for them, IMO. I'd never trade our GM for yours. Or harden for Gordon. But would take Monty in a heartbeat.


Hazelnut
LA-Lafayette Fan
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Member since May 2011
12233 posts

re: when do we start blaming the coaching staff? If we don't improve next year?
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I'd never trade our GM for yours

right back at ya playa.


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quail man
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
New York, NY
Member since May 2010
30846 posts

re: when do we start blaming the coaching staff? If we don't improve next year?
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Oh, and our bench has been pretty damn good lately.


not at all


VOR
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Lap of Luxury
Member since Apr 2009
44386 posts

re: when do we start blaming the coaching staff? If we don't improve next year?
I support Monty and think he's a very good coach. That said, his "rotations", if you can call them that, puzzle and frustrate me at times. On the other hand, that precise criticism has been leveled at every coach that's been here (probably at every coach in the NBA) when things aren't working. Plus, it's not as if Monty has a lot to work with. Half of his roster should rarely see the court or even be on any NBA roster.


Gtothemoney
UNO Fan
Da North Shore
Member since Sep 2012
9890 posts

re: when do we start blaming the coaching staff? If we don't improve next year?
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Monty is one of the best coaches in the NBA


Jesus H. Splain to me Lucy, what has he done for you to say this?


corndeaux
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Sep 2009
6264 posts

re: when do we start blaming the coaching staff? If we don't improve next year?
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Plus, it's not as if Monty has a lot to work with. Half of his roster should rarely see the court or even be on any NBA roster


Which makes it so baffling when he sits Vasquez and Gordon together for so long.


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josh336
LSU Fan
baton rouge
Member since Jan 2007
44903 posts

re: when do we start blaming the coaching staff? If we don't improve next year?
I honestly can't say that I know he is a great coach, but people who follow the game of basketball really closely, and have great knowledge of it, think he's one of the better coaches....so thats enough for me.


Gtothemoney
UNO Fan
Da North Shore
Member since Sep 2012
9890 posts

re: when do we start blaming the coaching staff? If we don't improve next year?
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honestly can't say that I know he is a great coach, but people who follow the game of basketball really closely, and have great knowledge of it, think he's one of the better coaches....so thats enough for me.


Ok. Any of these great basketball minds would explain why Monty is this great coach, I'd love to be enlightened. And don't come at me with coulda, woulda, shoulda.


supe12sta12z
Tiger Town
Member since Apr 2012
723 posts

re: when do we start blaming the coaching staff? If we don't improve next year?
Young coach and young team. There's still a lot of growth left. What makes Williams great is his ability to have the guys play hard night in and might out. His development of Smith, Aminu, and Vasquez can't be overlooked. People forget that he has to rely on guys like Roberts, Rivers as a rookie project, Henry, and Thomas off the bench.

We're on pace to win about 30 wins which is exactly where most optimistic people were projecting. Progress is there.


hendersonshands
LA-Lafayette Fan
Univ. of Louisiana Ragin Cajuns
Member since Oct 2007
124506 posts

re: when do we start blaming the coaching staff? If we don't improve next year?
You should probably back down from this argument because it's not going to go well.


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