Grading Coach Michael Curry

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

Poll closed Feb 11, 2009.
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  2. A

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  3. A-

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  4. B+

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  5. B

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  6. B-

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  7. C+

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  8. C

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  9. C-

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  10. D

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  11. F

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  1. roscoe36

    roscoe36 All-Star Administrator

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    You mean 81 games with 3.9 PPG and 1.5 RPG averages off the bench?

    I think Bills was being sarcastic.
  2. TaS

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    He was up closer to 7 ppg one season, wasn't he?
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    Oh...I was actually going by memory. Which apparently isn't very good. I remember thinking it was a good move when he was signed the second time. Must be all those "intangibles" that had me going.
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    TaS All-Star Forum Donor

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    Woops. I was looking at totals for the season, not per game. My bad.
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    Very impressive.
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    Yeah if entundra starts with an E.
    DE for short.
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    TaS All-Star Forum Donor

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    - MC

    So, maybe the problem is that he's never actually seen anyone coach a game of basketball? Joe should order league pass for him.

    What does he think he's getting paid $2.5M for?
  9. roscoe36

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    :rofl: :)
  10. TaS

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    Do you believe that $2.5M was a proper price to pay to secure MC's services?

    Would he have walked if we would have offered him $1M?

    I'm not sure how the push and pull of coaching negotiations goes, but it seems like a first time guy with no real experience would almost do it for free to get his foot in the door.


    While $2.5M is not a huge chunk of the team's budget, it is enough money that it hurts to just fire him.
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    You have to look at the salary relative to other coaches.

    Flip got $4 million. PJ makes $10 million.

    I think Curry was overpaid personally but his salary relative to other rookie coaches is probably not too out of whack. And I don't understand a 3 year contract.

    One of the Charlotte papers publishes a coaches salary roundup each year. Obviously, new coaches get less than established coaches, and for a long time, there was a glaring disparity between black and white coaches that has closed up somewhat.
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    I would almost do it for free. Like, maybe I'd do it for 100K, probably even 75K. On the face of it, I'd appear to be less qualified than Curry since I never played in the NBA, and have never been an assistant coach in the NBA. But I am willing to get paid less than Curry to account for the disparity in qualifications.

    On the other hand (and just in case Joe is checking out this thread on the forum and thinking about a change), I submit the following qualifications to justify my unwillingness to do it for free:

    -Head Coach, Madison Blessed Sacrament School "B" team (1983-1984)
    -Head Coach, Madison East YMCA All-Stars (1984-1986)
    -Starting point guard, Madison Edgewood High School (1981-2; 1982-3)
    -Madison Jaycees Leadership Award (1983)
    -Madison, 2nd team All-city, 1983.
    -Ph.D. Literature, Duke University, 1991.
    -Starting point guard, UM Department of Comparative Literature Graduate Student/Faculty Intramural team, 2009.

    That should do it, I figure.
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    Wow, you have infinitely more coaching experience than MC had. That's amazing. And for only $75K, they could have gone with you.

    I would bet my bottom dollar that if they would have hired you as the coach, our record would not be significantly worse at this point. A ghost ship would be outsailing this leaking tanker.
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    Right?

    And with that Ph.D. in literature I could at least offer some quainter, if not quant-er (i'd probably hire you or DBA for that part of things), remarks than Michael "They good" and "we gotta do some stuff" Curry.
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    Your silver-tongued soliloquies and placid temperment could woo the press something fierce.

    With my statistical obfuscations in your arsenal, you'd be able to convince them that you are a better coach than Phil Jackson, despite your .500 record.
  16. BallDon'tLie

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    I'd absolutely love the effect that you would have on the team Prof.

    To hear Kwame Brown quoting Lord Byron in a post-game presser would be priceless!
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    The last year of a coaches deal is normally never "real" either they get extended or fired before they coach that last year so its really a 2 year deal... give the guy a 2 year deal and your putting a ton of pressure on the guy to not make any mistakes...

    Mind you i'll wait till june to judge the coaching job totally, but if there isn't vast improvement i just don't see Joe giving him more then half of next season till the job is terminated
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    I wish I had your optimism.

    I'm very quick to jump to conclusions. I see the engine of a freight train derail while going 65mph and immediately think of a train wreck.

    But, I hope you're right. If MC has some sort of ephiphany and turns this team around and it makes the finals, I'll personally buy you a commemorative MC - COY poster.
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    wouldn't say i'm that optimistic..... but i feel he deserves a chance at the playoffs to give us a full picture... if we took the first half the season to judge flip every year he was here compared to his final result of a flameout every year in the playoffs we would have been wrong, so I feel we owe it to him to give him the same amount of rope... :granade:
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    Pretty impressive coaching background.

    So what kind of clothes would you wear....I'm thinking you would have a tweed jacket with patches on the elbows and you would smoke a pipe during the game?

    I also wonder if you would follow the lead of Phil Jackson and give out books for the team to read?

    What books would you give to the different guys on the team?

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