Sixers hire Eddie Jordan. Uhm…
Posted by Ricky - Sixers4guidos on June 4, 2009
Have to post this, even many days late, to end the draught of posts (too much damn work + a 5 day holiday trip with wifey)
And also because I needed an intro article for the post above, the Eddie Jordan blogger conference call.
Here is the news about the new coach hiring and here are my quick takes about Jordan:
I am not that excited, honestly. My fav candidate was Avery Johnson – but he apparently declined – followed by this Thibodeau guy (I liked the challenge and the bold move) and Jeff Van Gundy.
If you want to see the half full part of the glass, I am happy we didn’t get the washed up Doug Collins, or Casey (read below), or Rambis.
Is Eddie Jordan a good coach? Yes, probably. Despite the 230-288 record (8-18 in the postseason), I mean.
Will he play fun basketball, uptempo, exciting offense, fastbreak, high scoring? More than likely.
Is he the kind of coach that helps a team plenty of (young) talent improve? We’ll see. I am optimistic in this sense but not 100% sure. He looks like a good teacher, though.
Is Eddie Jordan a coach that can take the Sixers to the title? Probably not. And I think the goal of a team should be winning a title, not piling up 44-46 W seasons. But Doc Rivers won a title, so you’ll never know…
Of course, I will be more than happy to be proved wrong for the 245th time.
So my first comment to the Eddie Jordan hiring is/was: uhm…
(but let’s quickly move to the Jordan blogger conference call of this morning, that I took part to… read above)