The shedding of tears was also a shot at front office, 'oh woe as me, it was so hard, all the injuries, they traded Jeff green, they traded Courtney, then had a carousel of d leaguers..and oh yeah they picked Jordan Adams instead of Rodney hood....'
It was a shot at front office, and I'm not saying he was totally wrong on everything, but that's what it was.
His remarks the next day were actually in line with all his prior behavior, including the tear fest. He was thankful for his players, but had disdain for front office, basically since his sponsor Jason Levien left.
Charles Wilson bio is incorrect, Charlie Wilson and all r&b artists were banned from this years fest
memphis pizza cafe = best pizza?? over mellow mushroom, seriously folks??
I love the irony of an article written about something saying "why are we talking about the something"
For the Joerger fans/Lionel haters out there, Lionel never had a back up center the quality of Koufos. all we heard for months was "he was the starting center for a 57 win team…."
excuses are tools of the weak and incompetent. we just saw the spurs beat the warriors on the road without their "big 3".
gasol is good, but i didn't realize he was bill russell.
its coach/fo's job to figure it out.
seems like some moving of the goal post with joerger, even with gasol injury. this is what we heard prior to season regarding Dave Joerger:
--He's won multiple championships in the NBA D-League and the CBA (translation: he is a great coach and at least as good but probably better than previous coach)
--He's got clear winning credentials at the minor-league level, and he's been with the Grizzlies since 2007 as an assistant. (translation: he is a proven coach and since he has been with team, there should be no dropoff or transition period).
And in regards to the "small roster moves", i think we agree this was best roster in the grizzlies history with the addition of a knockdown shooter and a legitimate backup center. I think if you told lionel he was going to be without gasol for 2 months, but you will have mike miller and kousos koufos on bench, he would be like, "LET'S GO"
But some of the lineups appear to be more than just *talking*, like q-pon - as you stated in article. So no marc gasol means no q-pon?? and no in-game adjustment from that plan?
You alluded to that being result of young coach, but it feels different than that.
It's going to be interesting to watch, because surely this can't mean q-pon is not going to play at all until marc returns, that would be like losing 2 players. It almost seems like he's about to get traded.
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