College Hoops experts are (were, still kinda are) in full frenzy mode about all the coaching changes going on. Guy’s taking jobs here, others turning down millions there; it’s fun to watch (by watch I mean read about). But it’s not just in the ACC or Pac 10 where coaching vacancies are topic of the month, let’s check out the situation in the pro game, starting at home with our Cavs.
Pros– Possibility of coaching the greatest player on the planet, loyal fanbase, deep pocketed owners who are willing to spend, and possible free agent manoeuvrability (87% chance I spelt that wrong) this summer.
Cons – Possibility of losing the greatest player on the planet, losing a fan base dedicated to the King, missing out on all free agents - bar Rudy Gay this summer.
Do I still think Mike Brown did a good job? Hell yes, he was awesome. Five years of progression after progression – in the regular season. That’s what killed him; he has no jewellery to show for his efforts. That’s where the game’s judged on right? Rings, Championships, Legacy. Mike Brown left a defensive force behind him, but a lacking offensive unit. Not so much lacking, but let’s say, uninventive, if that’s a word. Chris Jentappears to be the new name on the rumor mill, why not? Good friend of LeBron, knows the organization, he’s a Buckeye and would probably let LeBron have the same “say” in team matters as Brown previously did. Oh yeah, in 2004-2005, he coached the three-point hoisters in Orlando for 18 games...5-13. Just saying. Is Coach K the answer? I don’t know, Brendan seems to think so
. I like the idea, I don’t fancy the reality. It’d be like Megan Fox turning around tomorrow and saying “Sure, I’ll date the Irish guy over every other male in the world.” Great in principle. Disappointing in reality. Other names mentioned – well, we really haven’t got any inclination have we? July 1 will say a lot. Just me here thinking out loud however, Jeff van Gundy, Avery Johnson (surely we’re a better bet than the Hawks??) and maybe even John Calipari after all could be considered, the latter being extremely doubtful. Looks like LeBron James will be a major factor in more than just whom the Knicks go after in “Plan B” this summer after all.