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(ESPN)   Brooklyn Nets to PJ Carlesimo: You say "Yes", I say "No". You say "Stop" and I say "Go, go, go"   (espn.go.com) divider line 35
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2013-05-05 04:57:01 PM
4th seed in the playoffs and a 35-19 interim record?

Obviously not good enough.
 
2013-05-05 07:08:30 PM

Principal Clarinet: 4th seed in the playoffs and a 35-19 interim record?

Obviously not good enough.


They want Jeff Van Gundy.
 
2013-05-05 07:11:12 PM
Being the Nets, they're looking to make a splash. Supposedly they'll be going hard after JVG and/or Phil Jackson.
 
2013-05-05 07:17:04 PM
If they trade Joe Johnson to the Van Gundys for Jeff, that solves two of their problems at once.
 
2013-05-05 07:28:43 PM
Put some mustard on those passes.
 
2013-05-05 07:56:01 PM
Carlesimo sucks.
 
2013-05-05 08:08:20 PM
Oh come on, no "choke" jokes?  It's good on at least two levels.
 
2013-05-05 08:29:24 PM

Frozboz: Oh come on, no "choke" jokes?  It's good on at least two levels.


Imagine if Latrell Sprewell had been an actor, and David Carradine his acting coach.

MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN.
 
2013-05-05 08:38:12 PM
Unless Deron Williams in particular is playing well, the Nets to me are absolutely frustrating to watch. Between Joe Johnson being Joe Johnson and Brooks Lopez doing his "how about I stick my thumb up my ass once the ball is in the air and just hope Reggie Evans can block out two other opposing players to get the rebound" thing, they look to be a perennial visitor to the doldrums of being a 4-8 seed with little chance of advancing beyond one round.
 
2013-05-05 08:51:00 PM
Never trust a man with a neatly trimmed beard.
 
2013-05-05 08:53:28 PM

Killer Cars: Unless Deron Williams in particular is playing well, the Nets to me are absolutely frustrating to watch. Between Joe Johnson being Joe Johnson and Brooks Lopez doing his "how about I stick my thumb up my ass once the ball is in the air and just hope Reggie Evans can block out two other opposing players to get the rebound" thing, they look to be a perennial visitor to the doldrums of being a 4-8 seed with little chance of advancing beyond one round.


I still like Gerald Wallace.
 
2013-05-05 08:56:55 PM

Harry_Seldon: Killer Cars: Unless Deron Williams in particular is playing well, the Nets to me are absolutely frustrating to watch. Between Joe Johnson being Joe Johnson and Brooks Lopez doing his "how about I stick my thumb up my ass once the ball is in the air and just hope Reggie Evans can block out two other opposing players to get the rebound" thing, they look to be a perennial visitor to the doldrums of being a 4-8 seed with little chance of advancing beyond one round.

I still like Gerald Wallace.


You like the pre-2013 Gerald Wallace. This guy has absolutely lost his confidence and game. And that contract...
 
2013-05-05 09:21:11 PM

Fallout Boy: Harry_Seldon: Killer Cars: Unless Deron Williams in particular is playing well, the Nets to me are absolutely frustrating to watch. Between Joe Johnson being Joe Johnson and Brooks Lopez doing his "how about I stick my thumb up my ass once the ball is in the air and just hope Reggie Evans can block out two other opposing players to get the rebound" thing, they look to be a perennial visitor to the doldrums of being a 4-8 seed with little chance of advancing beyond one round.

I still like Gerald Wallace.

You like the pre-2013 Gerald Wallace. This guy has absolutely lost his confidence and game. And that contract...


No, I still like the person "Gerald Wallace."
 
2013-05-05 09:26:06 PM
Is it just me, or does PJ Carlesimo bear a striking resemblance to Leonard Maltin?

Exhibit A:
www.capitalnewyork.com
Exhibit B:
www.mediabistro.com

I'm guessing Maltin would give Carlesimo's coaching one out of four stars. The Nets couldn't bench six semi-healthy role players. I swear to God, the Bulls were on the verge of just suiting up random fans to fill the roster and the Nets still lost.
 
2013-05-05 09:40:28 PM

Killer Cars: Unless Deron Williams in particular is playing well, the Nets to me are absolutely frustrating to watch. Between Joe Johnson being Joe Johnson and Brooks Lopez doing his "how about I stick my thumb up my ass once the ball is in the air and just hope Reggie Evans can block out two other opposing players to get the rebound" thing, they look to be a perennial visitor to the doldrums of being a 4-8 seed with little chance of advancing beyond one round.


Imagine Joe Johnson's disappointment to leave the Hawks only to join a clone of the Hawks.
 
2013-05-05 10:14:45 PM
Has Vinny been fired yet? Very surprised he was not first.
 
2013-05-05 10:22:03 PM

Fallout Boy: Harry_Seldon: Killer Cars: Unless Deron Williams in particular is playing well, the Nets to me are absolutely frustrating to watch. Between Joe Johnson being Joe Johnson and Brooks Lopez doing his "how about I stick my thumb up my ass once the ball is in the air and just hope Reggie Evans can block out two other opposing players to get the rebound" thing, they look to be a perennial visitor to the doldrums of being a 4-8 seed with little chance of advancing beyond one round.

I still like Gerald Wallace.

You like the pre-2013 Gerald Wallace. This guy has absolutely lost his confidence and game. And that contract...


Totally worth trading the pick that turned into Lillard.

Ok so the Nets probably don't have much use for Lillard. But they could have had, say, Drummond or Barnes there. Beats Wallace + contract.
 
2013-05-05 10:29:29 PM

velvet_fog: Is it just me, or does PJ Carlesimo bear a striking resemblance to Leonard Maltin?

Exhibit A:
[www.capitalnewyork.com image 400x225]
Exhibit B:
[www.mediabistro.com image 400x337]

I'm guessing Maltin would give Carlesimo's coaching one out of four stars. The Nets couldn't bench six semi-healthy role players. I swear to God, the Bulls were on the verge of just suiting up random fans to fill the roster and the Nets still lost.


He looks like Dennis Nordman.

Exhibit C:
www.pinballnews.com

/still wishing Jersey Jack Pinball kept him to design their games
 
2013-05-06 01:20:28 AM

velvet_fog: Is it just me, or does PJ Carlesimo bear a striking resemblance to Leonard Maltin?

Exhibit A:
[www.capitalnewyork.com image 400x225]
Exhibit B:
[www.mediabistro.com image 400x337]

I'm guessing Maltin would give Carlesimo's coaching one out of four stars. The Nets couldn't bench six semi-healthy role players. I swear to God, the Bulls were on the verge of just suiting up random fans to fill the roster and the Nets still lost.


Sooo much this. There were times in this series where Thibodeau even had a defeated sound in his voice, and that NEVER happens. The Bulls star player hasn't suited up all year. His replacement is out with injury #8. The replacements-replacement is puking on the bench during timeouts, along with others on the team. The best player you have on the court is basically playing on one foot. The next best guy, and your go-to minute eater, is in the hospital. Guys are on the court starting that haven't played 20 minutes since Christmas. The nets should have beat the Bulls by 30 in game six. They won by THREE. They were out coached to a level which I have never seen before.
 
2013-05-06 01:40:15 AM

italie: velvet_fog: Is it just me, or does PJ Carlesimo bear a striking resemblance to Leonard Maltin?

Exhibit A:
[www.capitalnewyork.com image 400x225]
Exhibit B:
[www.mediabistro.com image 400x337]

I'm guessing Maltin would give Carlesimo's coaching one out of four stars. The Nets couldn't bench six semi-healthy role players. I swear to God, the Bulls were on the verge of just suiting up random fans to fill the roster and the Nets still lost.

Sooo much this. There were times in this series where Thibodeau even had a defeated sound in his voice, and that NEVER happens. The Bulls star player hasn't suited up all year. His replacement is out with injury #8. The replacements-replacement is puking on the bench during timeouts, along with others on the team. The best player you have on the court is basically playing on one foot. The next best guy, and your go-to minute eater, is in the hospital. Guys are on the court starting that haven't played 20 minutes since Christmas. The nets should have beat the Bulls by 30 in game six. They won by THREE. They were out coached to a level which I have never seen before.


See my comment upthread:

Carlesimo sucks.
 
2013-05-06 03:29:01 AM

Killer Cars: Unless Deron Williams in particular is playing well, the Nets to me are absolutely frustrating to watch. Between Joe Johnson being Joe Johnson and Brooks Lopez doing his "how about I stick my thumb up my ass once the ball is in the air and just hope Reggie Evans can block out two other opposing players to get the rebound" thing, they look to be a perennial visitor to the doldrums of being a 4-8 seed with little chance of advancing beyond one round.


Hey, he did something that half of Fark wants to do. He farked Michelle Wei. It was either him or his twin brother Robin. But who am I kidding, they probably pulled the old twin switheroo on her and both had her.
 
2013-05-06 03:38:51 AM
Carlisimo sucked at the Blazers in the late 90s, can't believe he is still head coaching
 
2013-05-06 06:45:03 AM

Principal Clarinet: 4th seed in the playoffs and a 35-19 interim record?

Obviously not good enough.


did you see who they lost to in the playoffs?
obviously you weren't watching
 
2013-05-06 08:22:44 AM

clovis69: Carlisimo sucked at the Blazers in the late 90s, can't believe he is still head coaching


cdn.fansided.com
Never hire a coach who's proven time and again that they can't win? What madness is that?
 
2013-05-06 08:40:36 AM
Also, mind you, Brooklyn has the 2ND HIGHEST PAYROLL in the NBA... and they got beat by a bunch of banged up scrubs and a puking midget.
 
2013-05-06 08:43:47 AM
Oh, no.
 
2013-05-06 08:47:04 AM
On the one hand, yeah, he was outcoached (as I said during Game 7: Every second Blatche and Humphries are in the game is basically a second you're saying "we're not even going to try to chip into this lead)...but he was outcoached by one of the best three or four coaches in the game, if not the best. And Johnson with his knee issues was about on the same level as Blatche and Humphries - he's not giving you anything out there.

Also, the Bulls seem to gain power as they rack up the casualties. They're weird like that. Also, Noah seemed to actually get healthier throughout the series (or he just got more used to playing on 1.5 feet, which is more likely).

As someone rooting for the Heat (note that I always try to use that verbiage; I don't claim to be a Heat fan), I'd have much rather seen Brooklyn in Round 2 than the Bulls, no matter how injured the Bulls are. The Nets don't have the stones to win in the playoffs. The Bulls might not have the talent that the other remaining teams do right now, but you know they're going to make you earn every single minor victory you might get. If they were facing Indiana or New York, I wouldn't count them out, either.
 
2013-05-06 10:19:43 AM
PJ seems like a perfectly good placeholder type of coach.  He isn't going to lose too many games for you, but he isn't going to win very many either.  If you give him a roster with 45 win talent, he is going to win 45 games.  His teams aren't going to overachieve (and apparently they might actually slightly underachieve according to the expected w-l thing on basketball-reference.com).

If your team is in suck and lets grab a high draft pick mode, hire PJ.  He is going to get exactly what he should get out of the talent, but he won't take them to the next level.  In the long run, this is actually alright because you don't want to be in the dreaded perpetual 7-8 playoff seed with no chance to grab young talent.
 
2013-05-06 10:33:18 AM

ladodger34: PJ seems like a perfectly good placeholder type of coach.  He isn't going to lose too many games for you, but he isn't going to win very many either.  If you give him a roster with 45 win talent, he is going to win 45 games.  His teams aren't going to overachieve (and apparently they might actually slightly underachieve according to the expected w-l thing on basketball-reference.com).

If your team is in suck and lets grab a high draft pick mode, hire PJ.  He is going to get exactly what he should get out of the talent, but he won't take them to the next level.  In the long run, this is actually alright because you don't want to be in the dreaded perpetual 7-8 playoff seed with no chance to grab young talent.


A friend of mine explained it pretty well to me.  Carlesimo was a decent choice for the Nets, this year, who needed to have a solid winning season for business purposes.  New arena, new fan base, etc.  The team had to do okay, and Carlesimo made them okay.

But, they weren't going to be any better than okay, because Carlesimo sucks.
 
2013-05-06 10:47:48 AM

Dafatone: A friend of mine explained it pretty well to me.  Carlesimo was a decent choice for the Nets, this year, who needed to have a solid winning season for business purposes.  New arena, new fan base, etc.  The team had to do okay, and Carlesimo made them okay.


Well, Carlesimo was the interim coach as it was. Avery Johnson was fired earlier this year because the team dropped to .500.
 
2013-05-06 11:09:46 AM
PJ was on Dan Patrick this morning, and basically said short of winning a title, he knew he was gone.
 
2013-05-06 11:21:22 AM

IAmRight: Dafatone: A friend of mine explained it pretty well to me.  Carlesimo was a decent choice for the Nets, this year, who needed to have a solid winning season for business purposes.  New arena, new fan base, etc.  The team had to do okay, and Carlesimo made them okay.

Well, Carlesimo was the interim coach as it was. Avery Johnson was fired earlier this year because the team dropped to .500.


Yeah.  I thought that was a mistake at the time because, to keep beating this horse, Carlesimo sucks.  But he wasn't a bad choice to "right the ship" and make sure the team made the playoffs.
 
2013-05-06 12:30:42 PM

LessO2: Principal Clarinet: 4th seed in the playoffs and a 35-19 interim record?

Obviously not good enough.

They want Jeff Van Gundy.

   Phil Jackson
 
2013-05-06 12:39:11 PM

FreakinB: Being the Nets, they're looking to make a splash. Supposedly they'll be going hard after JVG and/or Phil Jackson.


Considering my initials are JVG- and that's what people call me at work- I freaked out for a quick second there. I don't know how to coach basketball. I barely watch it during the regular season. I'm clearly about as qualified as the other JVG to coach the Nets.
 
2013-05-06 01:17:38 PM

Johnstarr: FreakinB: Being the Nets, they're looking to make a splash. Supposedly they'll be going hard after JVG and/or Phil Jackson.

Considering my initials are JVG- and that's what people call me at work- I freaked out for a quick second there. I don't know how to coach basketball. I barely watch it during the regular season. I'm clearly about as qualified as the other JVG to coach the Nets.


I don't get the Van Gundy hate.  He coached 11 full seasons and only had one losing season, and has won half his playoff games.  But it don't matter, cause there's no way in hell JVG's going to coach this Nets team.  It's the antithesis of what he'd want, and they're so cap-strapped that they can't fix it.
 
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