I know I am about the most horrible blogger in the planet (I am working on getting my masters, cut me some slack.) but this is just a quick post. I love when Jonathon Feigan posts something about his talks with other people and Chuck just “comes up”. Scroll down the comments until you get about half way down.
(A few weeks ago, I was visiting with Tom Thibodeau, the former Rockes assistant that ran the Celtics defense. I mentioned to him that it was really something to see that defense he and Jeff always ran with the Rockets work with a long and active four like Kevin Garnett, the Defensive Player of the Year. He said a few words about Garnett, particularly about his practice habits and consistent effort and then launched into a long spiel about Chuck Hayes, his style, his strengths, the ways they could defend because they had him. I never mentioned Hayes or the Rockets. We all know there are things Hayes cannot do, but the qualities Tom talked about were very tangible. Clearly, he disagreed with your assessment that Hayes sucks, but what does he know about NBA defense. It’s not as if he will ever win anything as a coach in this league. As for Ridnour, I don’t think they would spend their summer allowance on a backup point guard. — Jonathan)