Kaddrik
i was doing a trade proposal (the griffin one) and i arives at this question in comparaison to Doc Rivers and Casey and stan van gundy, so let's expand the question among all coaches those last 3 years in the NBA ?
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DanH
Nurse is top notch. Not sure I'd trade him for any coach in the league, even with the odd Pat McCaw fascination.
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JeffB
DanH wrote:
Nurse is top notch. Not sure I'd trade him for any coach in the league, even with the odd Pat McCaw fascination.


I agree. I wasn't sure what to expect from him when we hired him to replace Casey, but his in game adjustments and willingness to try anything to win has got me sold. He's not very predictable and I also don't mind his trying different lineup combination. Nothing is set in stone with him. He's not prefect, no coach is but right now I'd put him in the top 5 in the league and he's in the running for COY imo.
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elT
Track record so far is great. Ranking coaches without at least a 8-10 years on the job is impossible IMHO. Remember when Brad Stevens was all the rage few years ago? Yeah, well, there you go. Even with championship and great job so far this season, can't really place him above guys that have done it for a long long time. 
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Northern Neighbour
Like others, I originally questioned his hiring and his tactics last year. He's proven me wrong. He's an exceptional coach that thinks out of the box, has great offensive and defensive strategies, is willing to experiment, gives players chances to prove they deserve PT, and connects with the players, fans, and media. He's the COY right now IMO.

BTW, I'm surprised Jeff didn't mention his overuse of challenges. 🙂 
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Kaddrik
DanH wrote:
Nurse is top notch. Not sure I'd trade him for any coach in the league, even with the odd Pat McCaw fascination.


I can't agree more !
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JeffB


BTW, I'm surprised Jeff didn't mention his overuse of challenges. 🙂 


Overuse? Nah, sometimes I question the timing and the actual challenge. But he only gets one per game, so not sure how he can overuse that. 

When you're team is up 8 early in the second, that's not the time imo to use it. Especially if you lose the challenge. I'd generally be for holding onto it until the 4th quarter when games tend to tighten and it could effect things more. He challenged a call recently when we were called for fouling a 3pt shooter and it was reversed, to me that's good use of an early challenge.
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Eazy187
I'd say the body of work is the only thing missing. He's definitely a welcome change as far as in game adjustments and play calling though. 

I watch Pistons' games and check out their fan forums  from time to time. I have seen some of the same issues brought up there. 
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