Thursday, June 14, 2007

Steve Aschburner -- Ranking the Coaches

http://sports.aol.com/nba/story/nbafinals/_a/popovich-marches-to-front-of-nba/20070613130609990001



Ranking ANYONE below Mike Woodson is a cruel, cruel shot (not that Wittman deserves much better, but come on! No one has crippled his team's chances of winning more than Woodson).



Proving that Asch used to follow the Wolves, he absolutely DETROYS Flip Saunders (8 spots below Nate McMillan, 10+ below Lawrence Frank!). Let's see, hmmm, Flip's career -- three overall #1 seeds, three overall conference finals. Nate's? Um, not so much -- played Stephen Graham over Martell Webster and then cut Graham!

Asch's 10, 9, 7 -- Nate McMillan, Sam Mitchell, Lawrence Frank. Um, OK. Total NBA Conference Finals for those guys -----that would be ZERO. Byron Scott -- 2 NBA finals. Larry Frank takes over for him and immediately gets the squad eliminated in the conference semis. Nets add Vince Carter for basically nothing -- get worse.

I am sure that Boston and Philly fans will be surprised to learn of the wizardry of Jim O'Brien -- place in the same category as Rick Adelman, George Karl and Don Nelson!!!!!!!! Whoa!! Rick Adelman -- teams won 50 games 9 times. Career .610 winning percentage, 2 NBA finals.

O'Brien -- teams never won 50 games in a season. Career playoff record is sub-.500. Fired after one year with Philly. Almost as good as three potential HOF coaches? Um, doubtful.


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