Who would you like to coach the Suns next season?

Discussion in 'Phoenix Suns' started by 1tinsoldier, Feb 9, 2019.

Who would you like to coach the Suns next season?

  1. Igor Kokoskov.

    37.8%
  2. Some other experienced, qualified coach.

    62.2%
  1. 1tinsoldier

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    the Igor poll that closed 2 months ago asked you what you PREDICTED.
    this poll is about what you WISH or WANT?
    (regardless of the availability of a viable replacement or likelihood of Sarver hiring someone else)

    a summary of my vote to replace:

    personally, i like Igor. i just think he's over his head.
    i'm guessing many of the players like him too, but don't respect him as head coach.
    i often disagree with his decisions, strategies, and philosophy
    and i believe he lacks sufficient passion, communication and motivational skills for the job.

    given his 18 years of experience, i believe his coaching won't improve much over time
    and i wonder why he wasn't promoted by any of his prior teams?

    we don't know what goes on off the court
    but i believe this team has significantly more talent than last year
    and should be performing significantly better
    instead of having a significantly worse record than last year's last place team

    we had a young team last year. we had injuries last year -- every team does.
    the head coach has to take responsibility for the results -- every coach does.

    https://valleyofthesuns.com/2018/12/07/phoenix-suns-igor-kokoskov-lost-locker-room/
     
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    I would upgrade the poll to . . . Whom would you like to be GM (to choose an experienced, qualified Head Coach) next season?

    ........ James Jones.

    .........* Some other experienced, qualified General Manager.


    My vote would be the bottom line, just as on the poll for Head Coach.

    Replacing one without replacing the other would not lift the Suns out of the cellar.

    Can we do one for ownership group, too? But that's like a fart in the wind.

    Just as the other poll question(s). Because all three decisions are in the hand of the Chief Villain.
     
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    Can we change the second option to remove "other", since Igor Kokoskov clearly is not qualified?
     
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    Good point! Or use use parentheses. Some other (experienced, qualified) coach. And GM.
     
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    or, some other coach (who is experienced and qualified)
     
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    I like how there's an article from December 7th placed in the first post about Igor might be losing the locker room to suggest that Igor should be fired. It's not quoted or given to back up a viewpoint, a lot has changed since then, but that doesn't matter. It had to be posted to make sure there was a negative article about Igor to kick things off. It's sort of a "here, this is to help anyone make up their mind but ignore the date and the last 2 months. It's also written by someone named Dan Valpone, who I've never heard of before but apparently he has insight that guys like Duane Rankin, Gina Mizell, or even an Evan Sidery or Greg Esposito don't.

    There's a half dozen posters here who blame Igor for everything and can't let a day go by without reminding everyone that "Igor sucks" and take it personally if you don't agree with them.

    This poll doesn't need to exist, go to any game day thread and you can see the for and against. As the votes come in though it won't matter how the actual poll looks, the majority of actual posts will be bashing Igor and trying to sway others into voting for him to be fired. The reason for that is because the people that want him out take it personally, like I said.
     
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    I vote for Becky Hammon for a variety of reasons:
    1) She might accept the job simply because she can't wait to be an NBA head coach.
    2) She had the moxie to move to Russia to get around the powers that be in WNBA circles - and proved them wrong about her.
    3) She's worked under Popavich for 5 years. He said she's ready, though I don't give that a lot weight... he's typically very positive in his remarks about coaches. Then destroys them head-to-head.
    4) She might be able to use her womanly wiles to circumvent Sarver's attempts to meddle.
    5) Who knows, Sarver might hire her just to have something to point to where he beat out other owners - the first one to do something.

    I don't vote to fire Igor unless we have a viable replacement who we have reason to believe would take the job.
     
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    well, this poll is constructed on the premise of there being a viable replacement.

    Becky isn't very experienced, but she seems like she'd be a strong leader so i would vote for her as well.
     
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    this poll exists so we can see how the majority of posters feel
    --anonymously, without intimidation by those most ardent devotees who post here most often and work hard at suppressing criticism and making up excuses

    on that inevitable day, in the near future, when this coach is fired. THEN, they will say it was for the best.
     
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    i'll tell you what i'll do for you, since you or one of the other silencers complained and had me suspended for 3 days for unknown reason.

    the poll is now 7 to 5 in favor of Igor coaching next season
    if the majority vote 1 week from now is not in favor of replacing him next season
    i will never post here again

    if not, all i ask is that you change your name from Poop Head to Poopy Poop Head
     
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    I would take Hammon, Calipari or Pitino over Igor Kokoskov.
     
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    How many HCs has Booker had in his young career, 4? A different HC for each year he's been in the NBA. He doesnt need a #5 and neither does the rest of the team. How about getting the Suns a GM who is competent enough to assemble a team Igor can win with?
    Common sense goes a long way.
     
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    it's true we don't know everything about igor's coaching, but just about every time something is revealed, it makes no sense

    i just watched igor tell Booker "one shot" with 32 seconds to go in the half
    and, of course, the Kings get the ball back and a 3-point play to end the half up 19

    and he started the new guy at point after his first poor Suns game 2 days ago

    and he played iron-man Booker all 12 minutes opening minutes after coming back from his 4th injury
    when his defenders used that excuse last game for pulling Ayton after 8 minutes when he was on fire

    and just yesterday some defended igor's philosophy that "consistency is more important than wins" and more important than "the flow of the game"

    but back to the 2nd half now -- i'm anxious to see what igor and his defenders will think up next...
     
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    It's apparent how posters feel, every game day thread makes it obvious. You, BC, and 1Sun try to take over each one bashing Igor incessantly. Everyone gets it that you all don't care for him but at this point you guys don't even bring up a reason why you don't like him and just pick fights with people who don't agree with you.

    A new thread for you to bash Igor in isn't a surprise though. I guess in your couple of days away you had Igor bashing withdraws and needed to get it all out.

    You aren't interested in what other people say and that's apparent by how you tried pushing your own agenda in the first post and even with how you worded the poll. If you really wanted to know then you should have asked something along the lines of "Should Igor be fired for his coaching job this season?" with a simple yes or no.

    Instead you want skew things to push the idea that we need a more experienced and we may but Igor is what we got because Budenholzer turned the job down. Igor was not a bad 2nd option. Who else was out there though? You want to make Igor vs the Field though and that's not exactly getting a clear picture on how people think Igor has done his job.

    Also, if you wanted to make an anonymous poll for people to partake in then why didn't select the option to make this poll anonymous. You know that you can click and see who voted for which option right now?

    So far against is Offset, ActingWild, BC867, Bobster, HeHasRosen, and 1Sun, in addition to you. I don't know who ActingWild is, I don't recall seeing them post here often, if at all, and the others Offset and Bobster are new, and HeHasRosen is primarily posting on the Cardinals board. The other 3, you, 1Sun, and BC are the broken records that plague every thread with your whining about Igor though so it's no surprise you 3 want him out. With how much you 3 agree it wouldn't surprise me if it's all 1 person running those 3 accounts.


    If you were banned it was for a reason, maybe it's because you act like a troll and are constantly trying to start arguments. The mods here don't just ban people for no reason.

    Now, I'm a silencer though? How is that, I've never tried to silence anyone. If you want to debate something then I'm more than willing to do that but when you contradict your own points it's no longer a debate and obvious that you're trying to instigate something.

    I don't need to make a bet with you. I know how this will play out but I'm not for forcing people off the board. If you want to leave then go, I feel confident saying you won't be missed.

    I didn't choose this name either, it was picked and because I don't have thin skin I can handle it. I find it comical how you and BC get hung up on though and can't seem to reply to a post without needing to make some immature comment about poop. That says more about you than it does me.
     

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