Mike Budenholzer - Officially Suns new Head Coach

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I thought it was a great press conference. Home town guy who truly seems humbled by the opportunity to coach here. Yet his background seems like one where everyone is held accountable. I like this hire even more after this. Also, I thought the response to this question was encouraging even if he isn't sure they can get one.
 

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Finally, a coach who realizes the value of a rotation point guard.

I liked when Mike Budenhozer teared up about spending time with his kids and family.

This team needs some hard core values, which Monty initially brought to the Suns.
 

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I wasn't really a fan. This press conference when he choked up about his family, got me to liking him more. I like how he outlined his philosophies, and said he would explain to the team why shooting threes has value and how they will go about that.
 

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Will take a wait and see approach as much of this is on the players as well. Hope he isn’t afraid to put his foot in someone’s ass, even in the middle of a game for all to see. Can’t watch another year of don’t care basketball at times
 

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Will take a wait and see approach as much of this is on the players as well. Hope he isn’t afraid to put his foot in someone’s ass, even in the middle of a game for all to see. Can’t watch another year of don’t care basketball at times
Same.
 

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I think Booker will listen to Bud. We'll see if he can lead by example as well. Coach Bud beat him for a championship. That has to weigh on Booker some. Not that he's ever been uncoachable but I hope that is something that gets Booker to buy in, hopefully with the rest following. We'll see.
 

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I think Booker will listen to Bud. We'll see if he can lead by example as well. Coach Bud beat him for a championship. That has to weigh on Booker some. Not that he's ever been uncoachable but I hope that is something that gets Booker to buy in, hopefully with the rest following. We'll see.

I hope so. I worry that Booker will be heavily influenced by whatever Durant's views are on the situation... and Durant is a passive aggressive malcontent who seems to dislike all his coaches.

But... maybe Booker seemed so content to with the failings of this year because it was the coach who's pattern he was following and Vogel never showed the slightest fire or urgency.
 

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I think Booker will listen to Bud. We'll see if he can lead by example as well. Coach Bud beat him for a championship. That has to weigh on Booker some. Not that he's ever been uncoachable but I hope that is something that gets Booker to buy in, hopefully with the rest following. We'll see.
Budenholzer definitely coached circles around Monty in that series. That should have left some impression on Booker.
 

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Budenholzer definitely coached circles around Monty in that series. That should have left some impression on Booker.
Buddenholzer made the roster change to go pick, and we never adjusted to that. What I like about Buddenholzer that no-one mentions is his teams on offense get into their sets wishing 4-6 seconds on the shot clock. We won't be holding the ball for 10-15 seconds and getting into the offense late on the clock.
 

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I hope so. I worry that Booker will be heavily influenced by whatever Durant's views are on the situation... and Durant is a passive aggressive malcontent who seems to dislike all his coaches.

But... maybe Booker seemed so content to with the failings of this year because it was the coach who's pattern he was following and Vogel never showed the slightest fire or urgency.
if he can be so easily swayed by a Durant or Vogel, that makes Booker one of the more mentally weaker stars in the league.
 

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if he can be so easily swayed by a Durant or Vogel, that makes Booker one of the more mentally weaker stars in the league.
Idk if it's being swayed, if a guy you've always looked up to, and is considered one of the better players of all time, mentors you and tells you what he thinks, if you follow what he says. Very few players are on Booker's and KD's level. None of us can tell him what it's like to be an NBA elite. There's only so many guys he can talk to.
 

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Idk if it's being swayed, if a guy you've always looked up to, and is considered one of the better players of all time, mentors you and tells you what he thinks, if you follow what he says. Very few players are on Booker's and KD's level. None of us can tell him what it's like to be an NBA elite. There's only so many guys he can talk to.
If you’ve followed KD’s career and he’s someone you still look up to, after all the garbage that’s gone on with him since band-waggoning on GS and then blaming everyone but himself ever since leaving GS, you’re kind of a weak-minded moron, IMO.
 

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If you’ve followed KD’s career and he’s someone you still look up to, after all the garbage that’s gone on with him since band-waggoning on GS and then blaming everyone but himself ever since leaving GS, you’re kind of a weak-minded moron, IMO.
Amazing how you have turned on KD so much in a single year.
 

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I hope so. I worry that Booker will be heavily influenced by whatever Durant's views are on the situation... and Durant is a passive aggressive malcontent who seems to dislike all his coaches.

But... maybe Booker seemed so content to with the failings of this year because it was the coach who's pattern he was following and Vogel never showed the slightest fire or urgency.
Did KD have heavy issues with Kerr? The situation at Nets was a mess, and Monty's case was hardly KD's fault.
 

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Did KD have heavy issues with Kerr? The situation at Nets was a mess, and Monty's case was hardly KD's fault.

He had issues with the Warriors but I don't know that Kerr had anything to do with it, so maybe "all" his coaches isn't fair. He got Kenny Atkinson fired in Brooklyn, despite the Nets having a surprise playoff run, because he wanted to play with Nash... then he got Nash fired, he also used burner twitter accounts to trash his OKC coaches (and teammates).
 

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Heard this on the radio today. Paraphrasing here, but Ishbia walks into the first team meeting next year, and basically tells the players no more excuses, not gonna change coaches again. All in this together, so buy in, figure it out, and someone step up and lead this team. Personally if we still look like an uninspired mess by mid season, kick Durants malcontent ass out the door
 

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