Grading Coach Michael Curry

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What Grade do you give Michael Curry so far this season?

Poll closed Feb 11, 2009.
  1. A+

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  2. A

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  3. A-

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  4. B+

    1.5%
  5. B

    4.5%
  6. B-

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  7. C+

    6.1%
  8. C

    19.7%
  9. C-

    10.6%
  10. D

    31.8%
  11. F

    25.8%
  1. Lee356

    Lee356 All-Star

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    After tonight, watching the extremely pourous defense played by the pair of Dyess and Sheed, I am dropping my grade from F down to H for him suggesting going to this utterly nonsensical horrid brutally stupid nutsy brainless thoughtless clueless craziness.
  2. Latinoking90

    Latinoking90 Bench Warmer

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    Why stop at H lee?

    Why not go to Z?
  3. blackhawk

    blackhawk First Round Draft Pick

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    F and here to stay!

    One of the happiest days of my life was the day Curry was traded to Milwaukee.

    He is back and here to stay :)
  4. coynejeremy

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  5. Lee356

    Lee356 All-Star

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    I knew you would have to ask that. I got to leave some downward room.

    For not playing Afflalo nor Amir in the first half tonight against Phoenix, he drops to J. For telling us that he is no longer going to start Kwame ever, and then doing it tonight anyway, I am dropping him further down to Q.
  6. 2Tough4You

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    If there is a grade lower than an F, I'd gladly give it to Curry.
  7. lpgrl26

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    With the benching of Amir, Curry's D has gone to an F.
  8. The Palace Artest

    The Palace Artest First Round Draft Pick

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    I'm giving Curry a N/A

    Because he's not even a coach, at least not in my eyes. He's a vegetable.
  9. SmartIversonFan

    SmartIversonFan Second Round Draft Pick

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    as a fan, i give him an F. i selfishly and absurdly want everyone to do well
    and i want detroit to play like a contender.

    as a realist, and as an objective NBA follower, i give him a C. he has a tough task,
    but is not afraid to limit players' minutes and try an line-up that could possibly lead to
    success. if you rise above a challenge, you get a B or an A. if you let that challenge
    cause the destruction of the team, you fail. when your actions just keep you afloat,
    you get a C.
  10. pass99

    pass99 All-Star Forum Donor

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    Not a bad balancing score.
  11. TheeTFD

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    OMG B+, you're siding with the media.
    There must be some contraversy going on.
  12. TaS

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    Michael Curry won't change defense | Freep.com | Detroit Free Press

  13. dba

    dba All-Star Moderator 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    It's important not to force too many turnovers. It just annoys the other team and then they dunk on you.
  14. CloudWalker

    CloudWalker Bench Warmer

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    Only if I can hereby dub thee the " double entrundra "
  15. pass99

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    Their is a huge downside to this "C" level and it remains mostly hidden from outside observers. You have to go beyond a grading system. It's a certain level of trust and compassion that is shown. It too remains reasonably hidden away from observing eyes. Let me give a point of reference on how this can be sometimes observed.

    During the SA/Celtic game, George Hill (slick, undrafted PG) from SA took a nasty hit. As he was down, from what is called a "stinger" (think funny bone numbness turning into sharp rolling pain); he had a frightened, unknown expectedness that his arm was disconnected from his shoulder. I've seen this in combat situations quite a bit. It's a frightening thing to experience.

    Taking a timeout because of this injury, Hill was still clearly dazed about this episode arriving back to the team huddle. Notice that the first thing Pop (old shark eyes) did was to assure him that he was the center of attention, concern and confident encouragement. This brought him right out of it. Rest assured, this is never lost between teammates and these little things are much greater than X/Os.

    Right now, Curry and perhaps to a greater extent JD, have to avoid those mental demons branching to ever more youthful insecurities now present on this ball club.

    It is no secret lost to the youth, that this trade twilight zone, is like watching all transgress over a pathway constructed of concertina wire. Insecurities abound.

    What I don't like seeing right now is a regression coming out of Stuckey. Curry needs to shore this up immediately and quite frankly, I don't know if he can do it.

    In all fairness, I don't know Curry and a grade of "C" is meeting him half way. Some two-cents by me:
    • Do not approach this as a business seminar. This is not a theoretical business model approach complete with a set routine cost/benefit analytical outcome resulting in a push out from the bottom line.
    • You have 15 variables mixing out a complex web that is forever sticky. It is OK to talk to the team and not being afraid to mention that some cobwebs are visible on your shoulders.
    • When you work hard: work hard with them and to them.
  16. Nemo

    Nemo Pun Master Forum Donor

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    Our society values the Bottom line. Not only that, but mostly the near term bottom line. That is what Curry faces, wether he wants to or not. IMHO.
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  18. OLD SKOOL HQ

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    I voted D for Dummy!


    or

    was it for Day gooD!!
  19. TaS

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    MC taking it 2 games at a time.
  20. dba

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    Stuckey seems to be hitting the wall. He's probably about 50% over the highest number of minutes he's ever played in a season. Hopefully he'll come back a little rested.

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