I know Blake Griffin's injury has been a blow to the team, but it's STILL unexcusable that this team has gotten off to a 0-4 start. They still have the talent to win games. After all the talk over the summer, they've came out and laid another egg.
Baron Davis was the main one talking and though he is in better shape, it's clear he's not worth the $15 million per year he's getting paid, nor is he the leader this team needs. He played poorly versus the Lakers, let Steve Nash break him down off the dribble for the game winner versus Phoenix, took shots consistently at the beginning of the shot clock verus Utah and was so bad last night versus Dallas that Dunleavy played Telfair the whole 4th quarter.
The sad thing is that they've been in every game, but literally just gave each game away in the late 3rd/early 4th quarters. Bad shots early in the shot clock, poor turnovers, a lack of overall awareness/focus and poor execution down the stretch. The only players who have played well have been Chris Kaman and Eric Gordon.
I know it's early, but I think they need to fire this guy right now. I don't care if he is the coach and GM. This guy needs to go.
i think he should but i doubt it. if this team continues to play poor by december then yeah dunlevy will get the boot.
its trizzy baby
This team played teams that should/will fight for a playoff spot, and they showed that they can hang with those guys, because they were not blow-outs, in fact, they were pretty close. And the games that were played were not ALL the coaches fault, the majority of those 4th quarter collapses were because of dumb plays by the players.
With that said, the Clippers next games are the T'Wolves, the Warriors, the Grizzlies, the Hornets, and the Thunder. If they we don't win 4 OUT OF THE 5, HE NEEDS TO GO!!!!!
Good points about their first four opponents... I'll cut his ass some slack for now, but I think it's the coach's responsibility to make sure his players are focused and paying attention to detail. I get the feeling they're no longer listening to him.
Great job bringing up their next five opponents. I'm with you... Lol if they don't win four out of five... CAPEESH!
One of my bold predictions was that he'd get fired by game 15...looks like 1 of them will be right at least...
im pretty disappointed in the clippers..im a lakers fan but i figured the clipper would be better then this...they have played teams fighting for playoff position but those are the games where u gotta steal because you know some of the nonplayoff teams are gonna steal some game from you...watching them i cant blame it all on the coach..they make some pretty dumb mistakes and sometimes play like they are playing in a street ball game with player just going for there self(happened last year too),,i do blame the coach for not getting in there azz for that...the problem with firing him though is no one is bending over backwards to coach the clippers so they would probably get a young or inexperienced head coach who the player might play a couple games hard fro but when they start losing again, would go back to there old ways
I hear you... VERY disappointing. They're literally giving away games. They already have three of the most boneheaded plays of the season.
1. After running the Mavs off the court, getting the fans hyped, having ALL the momentum and being up four points with a few seconds left in the first half, Telfair fouls Terry during a 26 foot 3-point shot (Terry hadn't made a shot all game) and then got a technical foul for arguing with the refs. Terry hit all four free-throws and the game was tied at the half. That took away ALL the momentum from the Clippers.
2. In the SAME game. During a clutch possession in the 4th quarter, there was like 3 seconds on the shot clock. They passed the ball into Kaman and he didn't even realize there was 3 seconds remaining and the shot clock expired. NO COMMUNICATION.
3. ...The same game lol. Another clutch possession in the 4th quarter. Down 5, Smith strips Dirk, but instead of passing it to a point guard, he tries to dribble down the court and throw an alley oop pass (with like 20 seconds left) to Butler and throws it over his head. Turnover. Wow. Dunleavy had that look on his face lol.
lol..i remeber the look on his face..heshad that at leat 3 times every game...clippers better step up in the next comming years or risk mr eric gordan deciding hes had enough and head somewhere else( indy maybe?..that would be very very nice..tough defensive team with a tough all star already there)
Between Mike Dunleavy and Elgin Baylor, one could write a PhD on how to systematically destroy an organization while creating a long term dysfunctional culture. I'm not sure what that means other than to say it would never be too early to fire Dunleavy.
The only thing the Clippers need to do is to PLAY A GOOD 4TH QUARTER!!!!! In the first 3 quarters they played, they are just as good as any playoff team in the NBA. BUT, when they get into the 4th quarter, they play absolutely terrible. If they played the 4th like the first 3 quarters, they wolud have been 3-1 instead of 0-4.
The problem is that in the regular season, the teams start playing their best basketball in the 4th quarter. Even the bad teams keep up at least in the 1st 3 quarters. Maybe the Clippers just can't quite keep up in the 4th when other teams are playing their hardest
that was a very good point iggy..the 4th quarter is when the good teams separate themselves from the not so good teams
I'm just surprised that someone on youtube hasn't made fun of the Clippers yet lol. Imagine this.
("Where amazing happens" music playing)
One of those bonheaded plays I mentioned above just happened and then Dunleavy makes the face... They play it in slow motion and then the screen reads...
"Where Dumbleavy happens"
where is the guy wit the screen name CLIPPERS?..he was raving all summer about the clippers..is he just gonna come on when they are doing well?..he also said d.jordan was gonna take away the other big men minutes yet hes barely playing..and thats wit blake out. when blake comes back thats even less time for him
Between Mike Dunleavy and Elgin Baylor, one could write a PhD on how to systematically destroy an organization while creating a long term dysfunctional culture. I'm not sure what that means other than to say it would never be too early to fire Dunleavy!
Oh DeAndre Jordan looks terrible right now. Not physically, but mentally. Missed rotations, missed assignments, 3 second calls, travels, etc. He's still a work in progress, but he needs to learn to be effective in less time. That's one of the differences between the summer/pre-season and regular season. He has to play smart and learn to be effective when he gets in.
the thing wit firing him is that you probably wont get a better coach to replace him..there arent any out there that want to coach the clippers..and a young/inexperienced coach will just get tuned out by the players..they are in a lose/lose situation
You're wrong about that Quincey. Who wouldn't want to coach Blake Griffin and Eric Gordon? They have A LOT going in their favor. Location, solid young pieces and cap flexibility. This team could win with the right management. It's not like the owner hasn't been willing to spend either.
I'm a guy that wants Jordan to be good sooo bad...he's very interesting to me, but he's raw and has too low a basketball IQ to be truly effective. He could be a slightly lesser Dwight Howard or he could be Dan Gadzuric. That's a steep drop.
Excellent Observation, they went from 20 plus years with one of the worst GMs in the history of the NBA to a combo Coach/ GM, whom over time, has proven he was terrible. Coaching in LA with some young and exciting talent sounds like the perfect challenge for the right coach.
Yea... That drop is the difference between a sprained ankle and death.
nope im right..they did a poll on who wants to coach the clippers and there was no known coaches who said they would..even with blake and eric gordan...dont you notice when teams arent doing well you hear thhis coach or that coach talking about yeah i would like to coach them or you hear rumors...how many rumor have you heard of someone wanting to coach the clippers?..they talk about the talent but once it turns to who will be the clippers next coach or who want to coach them it gets very quiet...this isnt the first time the clippers have had good young talent and it wont be the last..yeah it a great location and great young talent but its still the clippers and coaches know that..you can paint a zebra all white and call it a horse but its still a zebra
basically..if you hire coach after coach and still lose then its time to start looking up higher in the food chain to find the problem and get rid of it...the clippers are constantly voted as the worst franchise in ALL of sports..thats pretty bad
Its definitely not too early. simply put, if u go 42 - 126 in a period of 2 seasons and 4 games, you should be fired. no excuses. He has had way more than enough talent during that stretch. he is a halfcourt coach coaching a running team. its a terrible fit. HE NEEDS TO BE FIRED NOW!!!!!!!!!!! no excuses for blowing the suns game. no excuse for blowing the mavs gams (he sat baron, camby, and thornton for the entire 4th quarter and made the bench players in the game too tired to finish). He is a terrible coach and the only reason that he is still the coach because Donald Sterling only cares about making money and he makes a profit every year and firing him would lower his profit. he is retarded.
this is a lil off topic but if the knicks go 42-126 in two seasons should d'antoni be fired? in youre opinion.....also blame should go all around not jut the coach..the players are making dumb plays as well as the coach doing dumb coaching...like you said NO EXCUSES..dumb turnover dumb one on one plays dumb times to be throwing allyoops.....fire everyone in the fron office and half the players..this team was bad way before mike got there with good talent in different years...the team might jut be cursed..lol
d'antoni doesn't have much talent tho, and he still will have a better record than that. dunleavy makes the players look bad many times because he can't coach a running team, yet he built a running team because he is the GM. how dumb can a coach be. if ur the gm and the coach of a team, u should know what players to get for ur style of play. however, he let the media and the fans get to him so he tried to make a running team to satisfy everyone. he is not fit to coach the clippers. he needs to be fired.
You sound pissed! I don't blame you. I only started paying attention to the Clippers when they drafted Eric Gordon and I'm already sick of Dunleavy. It's funny because during halftime and postgame, he sounds like he knows what he's talking about. It's like he and the players are on a completely different page.
I don't think the team is cursed. I just think it has bad management. I really think Dunleavy needs to be fired.
thats because i am pissed. year after year of this bs gets to you.
Fire Dunleavy the coach and keep him as GM, because he is a better GM than he is a coach
just wondering becaue of the if you have that record you should be fired...but yeah man coachs have come through ans had pretty good talent with the clippers and couldnt win..it might be as simple as the talent just dont work well together....but like i said a coach can only get so much blame..maybe close to 40 percent but the players are the ones out there playing..they know which plays they are suppossed to run. and watching the game you can see them doing there own thing..and that just doesnt equate to wins so the players need just as much if not more blame then the coach because they are the ones out there playing..from gm to coach to the players..they all are to blame
yesterday they lost because dunleavy didn't play 3 of the starters in the 4th quarter. they lost to the suns due to terrible play calling down the stretch by dunleavy. and to the jazz because dunleavy took out all his starters to start the fourth against some starters of the jazz and they collapsed.
that one of the reasons they lost thats not the only..coaches and player will tell you its all the things that happen during the whole game that causes you to lose so the players are to blame also. and the bench need to step up because the coach cant keep the player sin the whole game and expect to win alot during the 82 game season(have you seen how many minutes the clippers starters are averaging because the bench arent allowing them to rest much)..fans either dont pay attention or just ignore when there teams players start to look tired in the third from playing most of the game and how much that affects there defense it makes sense to sub them out unless there offense and there defense still looks fresh...fans also are funny because they want some of the young players to get more minutes but when the coach gives them minutes and the team starts to lose more trhey get made that the starters arent in ..against dallas the players have to be responsible for turning the ball over 19 times while only causeing 11 turnovers and some of the easy open shots the players missed and the bad shooting by thortan and camby,missed layups, letting guys go by them sometimes just not making the effort..the coach deserves all the blame he gets but the players deserve more blame then what some people on here give them..if i was coaching them id be cursing out the players every game because every game they give up simple stuff or make dumb unforced turnovers and bad shots
They should hire Jeff Van Gundy. I think he would be a great fit for this team as a motivator and a coach. As far as gm duties go, I don't think they would fire him from both positions..... He would probably just be relegated to the front office. Dunleavy has got to go though!
would be a pretty good hire but vangundy said on air hes not interested in coaching that team then made a joke about the oganization..this is what im talking about when i say good coaches dont wanna coach there...if they do a overhall with everything from coach on up then i think more good coache would be willing to come. to be honest the clippers are good on paper but arent that good on the court