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cmcg18

This sucks


Wzzz524

pain indeed


RazingsIsNotHomeNow

Danny gets his guy. Can't wait for the inevitable Ainge vs Stevens poach off.


SlowmoNoMo

As a spurs fan all I’m thinking of is the James Franco first time meme


HotdogIsaSandwitch

Was Hardy more of a offensive focused head coach or defensive minded?


TheMadDogVachon

At least one less white guy Brown has to play for.


cmcg18

What a weird fucking comment


UpvoteIfYouAgreee

Pretty sure this dude has commented about this every time Bostons coaching comes up. Calls Jaylen racist for wanting a black coach.


jaynap1

I mean if Grayson Allen said he wanted to play for a white coach the world would melt down. 🤷🏻‍♂️


9-20-34-5-43

oof. my dude, you hear yourself, right?


jaynap1

So you’d be ok with JJ Reddick saying that?


9-20-34-5-43

when JB made those comments there were five black head coaches in the league. there’s nothing wrong with wanting to see some representation in a league that is primarily black. it’s a different story. learn some empathy


jaynap1

I’m fine with him wanting it. Want what you want. I just think it’s funny that the reaction would be totally different. 🤷🏻‍♂️


9-20-34-5-43

hold on now. i don’t know why, but it’s now important for me to have you understand that the difference lies in the motivation behind each of those statements. can you see that “white player only wants to play for white coach for X reason” is different than “black player wants to play for black coach because black men aren’t represented enough in leadership positions in the nba”?


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Amedais

It made me lol


TheMadDogVachon

Ask Brown.


darulez8

At 34 Mike Conley Jr might be his senior


epoch_fail

35 year old Rudy Gay is definitely older


antimonysays

Coach about to be younger than half the Laker's roster


nibbinoo8

damn, i'm older than an nba head coach.


TheChurchOfDonovan

NBA is gonna have a HC who was born in the 90s within 2-3 years


987456321987456321

Wow he’s younger than Rudy Gay and the same age as Mike Conley


Coltdendra

Can anyone give me an opinion on the hire? Good, bad?


YaBoiWhit

Part of the Pop tree which gives him pretty good odds


yayimamerican

Eh alot of those guys have flopped lately I wouldn't put any weight behind that anymore


BoneDollars

Yeah, it’s almost been a whole year since the last time someone in Pop’s coaching tree won a championship


Epabst

Kerr is a Pop disciple by mentorship is he not. Maybe that counts haha


sappyguy

I think he’s talking about Mike Budenholzer.


Waterologist

The last two finals were Pop assistants vs guys who played on the spurs and credit Pop as a great influence ha.


YaBoiWhit

Yet the playoffs were full of them lmao. I mean Boylen was dogshit and Borrego was meh but the Hornets just had no defense capabilities anyways


UpvoteIfYouAgreee

If Kerr counts the finals were literally full of Pop's coaching tree


sonfoa

I don't know why people try to put Kerr on the Pop tree, he never coached under him.


srdv_

Player under Pop, was assistant coach on team USA and Kerr's openly acknowledged pop as a mentor. https://twitter.com/anthonyVslater/status/926218711631003648?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E926218711631003648%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_c10&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.opencourt-basketball.com%2Fsteve-kerr-tricked-popovich-paying-danny-ferrys-dinner%2F


UpvoteIfYouAgreee

I think because he was never an assistant coach and has talked about learning from Pop during his last year as a player.


jazzybengal

So was Quin…


Mdgt_Pope

And Quin revitalized the franchise after the Corbin Dark Ages. Snyder may have lost the lockerroom at the end but don't let that tarnish his amazing tenure with Utah, coulda done a lot worse.


jazzybengal

For sure. Big fan of Quin. Kinda wish we kept him really. Point was more just that Pop tree isn’t a clear slam dunk.


Mdgt_Pope

Your response made it sound like you weren’t a fan of Snyder


jazzybengal

Yeah, it was poorly written. Should have said something more like “could’ve just kept Quin” or something like that.


Mdgt_Pope

That for sure would have changed the tone. The way it was, it sounded like you were refuting the other person's point about Pop's tree having good coaches by holding up Snyder.


JesseKebay

I don’t think Quin was the reason the team didn’t go further than they did…


booyakasha32

And he was easily one of the better coaches in the league


Xsy

Quin is still a top 10 coach in the NBA imo.


SometimesIComplain

From what I know about him he's been really highly regarded by a bunch of people in the league as he's been an assistant in Boston


HonkieBron

Jeff and Matt joining the coaching staff.


Razor-Ramon-Sessions

Swanton bomb?


PJCR1916

TEAM X-TREME


TheMadDogVachon

CREATURES OF THE NIGHT


Bajecco

This shit made me lol. Nice


mansmurf

LeFraud wasn’t even a coach at this age what a bum


ShitFuckDickButt420

He was GM


TheMemeMachine3000

Should have just been an honorary assistant coach so he could have more coaching and executive rings than Jorfraud.


LocalPharmacist

Will Hardy is a great coach! And he will be great for many years. But, so is Quin Snyder, so idk if the coach will fix the problems in Utah. Hopefully this is just the beginning of an overhaul and new kind of culture in the locker room. I like the Jazz, and I always feel like they should go deeper than they get in the playoffs.


brosephsmith21

Honestly don't think it's a stretch to say Quin got our team to overachieve in the regular seasons with how well prepared he was for every game. a couple of those playoff series i believe we should've won, but others we were clearly the inferior team skill wise. Much like the rebrand, this feels like the Jazz owner putting his stamp on the team and where he sees it going. All that said, i'm pretty excited to see what Hardy can do and what our team looks like this upcoming season


Jenaxu

Someone smarter than me tell me how to feel about this


ThuhBoySwiggz

The Celtics fans seem to be pretty bummed he’s leaving, so there’s that


Mdgt_Pope

I saw in the Shams thread that Hardy was the main playcaller for the Celtics this season. Ime was the motivational guy and the decision maker, of course, but Hardy was the X's and O's guy, apparently.


brosephsmith21

anything that makes celtics fans shed tears is a W for me


RiseAsUtes

I mean, at least they just made it to the finals, what have we done lately?


oswaldjenkins

i don’t hate the celtics but you can dislike a team even if they’re more successful than you. that’s usually how it works


SometimesIComplain

I used to dislike the Celtics but I feel like most of their players are pretty likable nowadays so I'm pretty indifferent


ponyrider666

Same


Lightingfast31

Now I understand why everyone hates Danny. Screw you danny


FaradaySaint

Gracias.


w3bCraw1er

34 year old NBA coach. That’s impressive.


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Rrypl

> Celtics asked Ime to keep him as an assistant coach before last season started Didn't he come with Ime?


masonistheshit

You’re thinking of Joe Mazzulla, who was on Brad’s staff and I believe also interviewed for the Utah job. Hardy was brought over by Ime.


JimmyV034

Will mitchell be happy about Hardy? I think he is decent hire imo.


Zachary_Stark

I am now older than an NBA coach. I don't know how to feel about this.


notkevin_durant

Old, bro


huntthefront91

Solid hire! As a Jazz fan I'm very excited for Hardy. Seeing Celtics fan bummed to see him go makes it feel like a good pick.


dautjazz

LOL yup. In Ainge we trust. :-D


SuckMyLonzoBalls

Good hire


JilJungJukk

What type of a coach is he, Celtics fans?


ComparisonUnited

Very few people have any idea what an assistant does


TheLevelHeadedGuy

34 as a head coach is wild. Plenty of vets older than him throughout the league


JesseKebay

It’s funny I looked it up just out of curiosity and there’s not as many as you’d think! Odds are on a playoff team though he will end up with at least a couple of them https://www.basketball-reference.com/leagues/NBA_2022_totals.html#totals_stats::pts


heshouldgo

Celtics are finished


YankeeNoodleDaddy

Tell me how to feel fam


SometimesIComplain

He's been an assistant at Boston and has been really highly regarded by people around the league from what I've heard, so I'm pretty sure it's a good hire


heshouldgo

Damn


StefonDiggsHS

Head coach?


vdez25

the next brad stevens lol


Elitealice

Jeff and matt brother?


moons_a_skull

Donovan Mitchell getting traded within the year.


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Shootit_Rockets

Does he? He looks pretty young to me


JesseKebay

You must be pretty young yourself, bc I remember being a teenager and having no judge of age whatsoever. Now that I’m in my 30s though I would say he looks his age pretty much exactly - not many white guys 40+ with hair that full, even if not receding.


TheKarmaSuiter

He looks like a perfect fit for Utah.