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The Hornets have fired Scott after their 3-6 start. I am always amazed at coaches that are recycled even though they have not been very successful or they have STUDS to win with. Scott had a great 07-08 but 08-09 fell short of expectations.
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Hardly his fault. He can't perform for the players. Peja, Okafor, West, Hilton Armstrong, Julian Wright AND Posey have been extremely disappointing. I wouldn't expect the Hornets to be any better this year, they just simply don't have the pieces and have trouble putting the ball in the hoop. That's why you see CP3 is scoring much more this season, there's no firepower. I understand the firing of Scott, they essentially have no chance of being any good this year under what he has in store for them so a new look (coach) is worth a shot.
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LLegend4eva wrote:


Hardly his fault. He can't perform for the players. Peja, Okafor, West, Hilton Armstrong, Julian Wright AND Posey have been extremely disappointing. I wouldn't expect the Hornets to be any better this year, they just simply don't have the pieces and have trouble putting the ball in the hoop. That's why you see CP3 is scoring much more this season, there's no firepower. I understand the firing of Scott, they essentially have no chance of being any good this year under what he has in store for them so a new look (coach) is worth a shot.

By this logic you can't give credit to him for when they were good two years ago, either. When players perform below expectations ("extremely disappointing"), some of the blame deserves to fall on the coach. It's up to him to maximize their talents.

That being said, I agree that this team is above average at best, and while they should be better than 3-6, they aren't a top 5 team talent wise in the West by any means.
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Top Notch wrote:


LLegend4eva wrote:


Hardly his fault. He can't perform for the players. Peja, Okafor, West, Hilton Armstrong, Julian Wright AND Posey have been extremely disappointing. I wouldn't expect the Hornets to be any better this year, they just simply don't have the pieces and have trouble putting the ball in the hoop. That's why you see CP3 is scoring much more this season, there's no firepower. I understand the firing of Scott, they essentially have no chance of being any good this year under what he has in store for them so a new look (coach) is worth a shot.

By this logic you can't give credit to him for when they were good two years ago, either. When players perform below expectations ("extremely disappointing"), some of the blame deserves to fall on the coach. It's up to him to maximize their talents.

That being said, I agree that this team is above average at best, and while they should be better than 3-6, they aren't a top 5 team talent wise in the West by any means.


I see what you're saying, but Peja and Posey are showing their age really bad. Posey is shooting terribly this year and Peja can't even get around the court anymore. Also, the Okafor trade was just a big step sideways. Okafor really isn't that much better of an offensive option than Chandler was and he's 3" shorter. They've been getting murdered on the inside. And they have NO swingman to help out either. Their lack of shooters alongside Paul is hurting them.

Plus, 2 years ago they had Pargo who shot out of his mind, David West was still overachieving and Chandler had his prime year.

I really am not fond of the Hornets or Jazz this year.
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Wow how much does life suck if you're Byron Scott right now. CP3 suffers what looks like it good be a significant injury the first game out since Scott was fired. If this would've happened a game later for Scott if he was head coach, they'd at least have an excuse for the team playing poorly without Paul.
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The Hornets are going to be horrible now. We'll get a solid dose of Darren Collison though.

Edit: CP3 will miss 1-2 weeks with a sprain. They're lucky. Very, very lucky. But at the same time, a sprain isn't going to be easy for a guy like Paul to come back 100% with.
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I think the whole thing is a load of crap! This was a sacrificial move on the GM to save his self. The GM should've been fired last year for their dreadful season. They were counting on Paul to carry them. There is only so much a 6ft guard can do. They made a trade that really gave them nothing and their free agent acquisitions well, it speaks for it's self.
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Top Notch wrote:


LLegend4eva wrote:


Hardly his fault. He can't perform for the players. Peja, Okafor, West, Hilton Armstrong, Julian Wright AND Posey have been extremely disappointing. I wouldn't expect the Hornets to be any better this year, they just simply don't have the pieces and have trouble putting the ball in the hoop. That's why you see CP3 is scoring much more this season, there's no firepower. I understand the firing of Scott, they essentially have no chance of being any good this year under what he has in store for them so a new look (coach) is worth a shot.

By this logic you can't give credit to him for when they were good two years ago, either. When players perform below expectations ("extremely disappointing"), some of the blame deserves to fall on the coach. It's up to him to maximize their talents.

That being said, I agree that this team is above average at best, and while they should be better than 3-6, they aren't a top 5 team talent wise in the West by any means.


True. However, I think the biggest blame falls on the GM. Bryon Scott can only work with the cards he has been dealt and the Hornets are a much different team than they were 2 years ago. The pick and roll threat isn't the same for the Hornets, which use to be their bread and butter. This is obviously due to the Okafor, who is also taking away space from West to create. As CC pointed out the veteran players that helped them two years ago have rapidly declined. It's tough to maximize talent that really isn't out there anymore, well, outside of West. He'll eventually come around as he's more commodated with Okafor. All in all this is a lost year for the Hornets, as they are waiting for their salary situations to be settled after this year.

Edit: I'm glad the Hornets GM is the new coach. He had a specific vision of how the team should be formed and clearly the Hornets aren't living up to it, so he should be the coach and have his job on the line.
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