NBA Head Coach: Most Useless Position in Sports

November 13th, 2009 by Danny Vohden Leave a reply »
With the recent firing of Byron Scott, I can't help but notice how little an NBA coach actually does to impact a game.

Just take a look at these coaches.


Byron Scott : How is it that a guy who was Coach of the Year two years ago, and who has virtually the same roster, is suddenly not a good coach anymore?

What has happened since that time that has lessened his coaching ability? He led the Hornets to a 56-26 record in 2007-08 and a No. 2 seed in the West. But now all of a sudden, he is a bad coach.

How does that work!?!


Doc Rivers : After being named coach of the year in 2000 with the Magic, Rivers took the Celtics gig in 2004. He had a successful inaugural season, but after that it was ugly.

The Celtics hit rock bottom in 2006-07 when they went 24-58. After that everyone and their mother thought he should be fired. However add in Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen, and voila, he's a good coach again.


Phil Jackson : Jackson presided over the two best teams in the last 20 years (the Bulls and Lakers), and had the two best players in the last 20 years (Michael ...

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