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    we need to get him before he makes a final decision. http://www.opposingviews.com/i/is-la...ege-basketball

    "Considering that this is the same man who -- in his heyday -- tamed big-time personalities like Allen Iverson, Rip Hamilton and Ben Wallace, it’s difficult to argue against Brown’s ability to handle youngsters. Further, the fact that he has actually come in and won on teams with minimal amounts of talent, serving as the anti-Phil Jackson for decades, seemingly solidifies his standing as a coach all schools should look at."

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    The guy doesn't like to play rookies and young guys. Not a good fit.

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    Quote grindhouse wrote: View Post
    we need to get him before he makes a final decision. http://www.opposingviews.com/i/is-la...ege-basketball

    "Considering that this is the same man who -- in his heyday -- tamed big-time personalities like Allen Iverson, Rip Hamilton and Ben Wallace, it’s difficult to argue against Brown’s ability to handle youngsters. Further, the fact that he has actually come in and won on teams with minimal amounts of talent, serving as the anti-Phil Jackson for decades, seemingly solidifies his standing as a coach all schools should look at."
    I considered it. People around these parts talked me out of it in a very convincing manner. Give this thread a day and you might change your mind too.

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    The guy doesn't like to play rookies and young guys. Not a good fit.
    The only flaw to this argument is that there may only be young guys left on roster after this season finishes.

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    Considering that LB and Jordan couldn't get along, and they're really tight, what makes one think that Colangelo and Brown will get along? And to get Brown to even consider coming to coach here, you're looking at upwards of 10M a season. I don't think MLSE will rubber stamp paying a coach 10M a year.

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    Quote MangoKid wrote: View Post
    Considering that LB and Jordan couldn't get along, and they're really tight, what makes one think that Colangelo and Brown will get along? And to get Brown to even consider coming to coach here, you're looking at upwards of 10M a season. I don't think MLSE will rubber stamp paying a coach 10M a year.
    For a 70yr old coach who lost the support of his players.

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    ..and let's take a look at Colangelo's history of head coaches:

    Danny Ainge 1996-1999
    Scott Skiles 1999-2002
    Frank Johnson 2002-2003
    Mike D'Antoni 2003-...
    Jay Triano

    All of them were first time head coaches in the NBA. See the trend? Sam Mitchell might be the exception to the rule, but when he was here, he was still a first time head coach.

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    Yeah, Colangelo likes to promote from within the ranks.

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