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TigerinATL
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re: Pels offer Bzdelik a spot.
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According to the linked Forbes article, Bzdelik is a Pelican.




That's not what I read. They said he's Pelican per Marc Stein's tweet which just said we made an offer and he's weighing his options.

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Erman and Julius Randle are out, with Jeff Bzdelik coming in according to Marc Stein.

Marc Stein @TheSteinLine

The Pelicans have offered a spot on Alvin Gentry's coaching staff to the highly regarded Jeff Bzdelik, league sources say, as Bzdelik weighs his next steps after parting ways with Houston



Loaner1231
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re: Pels offer Bzdelik a spot.
Said tweet did not load on my work computer. Apologies.

The title of the article did read as definitive.

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New Orleans Pelicans Making Coaching Staff Changes; Bzdelik To Lead Defense


RUFshreve
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re: Pels offer Bzdelik a spot.
So it's a done deal?


Brandincookem
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re: Pels offer Bzdelik a spot.
Sounds so falconfanish
This post was edited on 7/15 at 12:12 pm


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dagrippa
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re: Pels offer Bzdelik a spot.
The author of the Forbes article takes the offer as an acceptance. IE its bull shite. Does anyone do their homework anymore?


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LSUFreek
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re: Pels offer Bzdelik a spot.
Just read a recent article on the (Chicago) Daily Herald (can't link) that the agreement is in place.

But much like seemingly every NBA trade or signing delay, Bzdelik won't be officially on the team until after Labor Day (his Rockets contract pays through August.) So it is effectively a done deal.

Goes on to list the Lakers, Grizzlies, and Bulls (the team the Daily Herald covers) as the teams he turned down.


NolaJake
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re: Pels offer Bzdelik a spot.
Andrew Lopez talks about this on Friday's Locked on Pels episode


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NOSHAU
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re: Pels offer Bzdelik a spot.
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Just read a recent article on the (Chicago) Daily Herald (can't link) that the agreement is in place.

But much like seemingly every NBA trade or signing delay, Bzdelik won't be officially on the team until after Labor Day (his Rockets contract pays through August.) So it is effectively a done deal.

Goes on to list the Lakers, Grizzlies, and Bulls (the team the Daily Herald covers) as the teams he turned down.



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cgrand
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re: Pels offer Bzdelik a spot.
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SIGNING WILL BE SUCH sweet payback for Jeff Bzdelik, the Prospect High grad (Class of '71) who disconnected as associate head coach of the Houston Rockets in May.

Bzdelik -- who got caught in a predictable panic attack by the ego-immersed tandem of owner Tilman Fertitta and GM Daryl Morey -- is deep in negotiations to take over as defensive lead for Alvin Gentry, Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans.

Brains behind the coup is David Griffin, the Pelicans new exec VP of basketball and architect of the Cleveland Cavaliers 2016 NBA championship.

It is believed that Bzdelik turned down offers from the Lakers, the Bulls and the Grizzlies, among others, after his strained walkaway from the Rockets.

Since Bzdelik's final deal with Houston pays through August, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski isn't expected to make the New Orleans click official until sometime around Labor Day.


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PelicansBay
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re: Pels offer Bzdelik a spot.


NOSHAU
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re: Pels offer Bzdelik a spot.
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Hanson to Timberwolves?


I thought he was highly respected by the Pelicans. Could be a big loss.


TigerinATL
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re: Pels offer Bzdelik a spot.
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Hanson spent the last four season on the Pelicans staff and according to the Pelicans’ website, Hanson worked “extensively” with All-Star Anthony Davis when Davis was in New Orleans.


4 years? It's really a shame how little coverage the coaching staffs in the league get. He's been here throughout the AD era and is credited with helping him continually improving his game. He will be missed by the Pels, but unlike in the past I would assume they'll add a capable replacement.


NOSHAU
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re: Pels offer Bzdelik a spot.
We have lost or allowed to leave - Hanson, Penberthy and Erman since last year. Gentry/Griffin seem to be overhauling the coaching staff.


JohnnyKilroy
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re: Pels offer Bzdelik a spot.
Losing Hanson sucks


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Bronc
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re: Pels offer Bzdelik a spot.
The loss(or firing) of Erman is to get Bzdelik.

Who is reported to have a verbal agreement but not yet official due to a contract timeline with Houston that is still paying him.

The other two are what happens when people start to notice you have a good staff....they get poached.

The key going forward is to ensure you have a good scouting department and pipeline to fill those holes as coaches move on and up. Bzdelik is a good indication that we have that with Griffin so far.



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DJ3K
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re: Pels offer Bzdelik a spot.
Houston defense was pretty bad last season.

How is this an upgrade?


JohnnyKilroy
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re: Pels offer Bzdelik a spot.
Their defense under him was really good in 2017-2018. He left the team and they were god awful defensively to start last year. The begged him to come back mid season and they got back on track.


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Epic Cajun
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re: Pels offer Bzdelik a spot.
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Houston defense was pretty bad last season.

How is this an upgrade?
The Pelicans defense was worse

But really, in the 17-18 season when the Pels were pretty good defensively (12th) the Rockets were (6th). This is with them having a turnstile in Harden on the court for the vast majority of minutes.


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RUFshreve
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re: Pels offer Bzdelik a spot.
He wasn't there for most of the season when they were terrible, so they asked him to return and their defense immediately and drastically improved.


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PelicansBay
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re: Pels offer Bzdelik a spot.


Scott Kushner
@ScottDKushner
Sources: Pelicans’ assistant coach Kevin Hanson has accepted a position with the Minnesota Timberwolves.


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