It looks like the San Antonio Spurs are trying to beef up their coaching staff a little bit for upcoming training camp. The Washington Post is reporting the Spurs invited former Washington Wizards and Philadelphia 76ers coach, Eddie Jordan, about attending their upcoming training camp.
Washington Post reporter Josh Barr wrote that Jordan would like to return to the NBA and has been invited to attend training camp with the San Antonio Spurs, but for now, he’ll work with the kids.
As the report stated, right now Jordan is coaching freshman basketball at his alma mater, Archbishop Carroll in D.C. It’s admirable what Jordan is doing, but it’s clear he’s just there to help out for a while, and it’s not a long-term gig. If the high school really wanted to keep him around, you’d think they’d at least let him coach the varsity team. I think he’s probably qualified for that.
What is it the Spurs see in Jordan? Well he is one of the most successful coaches the Washington franchise has ever had. If you remember a few years ago when the Wizards kept meeting LeBron and the Cavs in the playoffs, Jordan was the coach that got them there. He took a team that had been losing for a long time and turned them around. In only his second year as coach, Jordan led the Wizards to 20 more wins than they had the year before, making them one of the most improved teams in the 2004-05 season.
Perhaps San Antonio simply wants to pick his brain during training camp or see if he wants his return to the NBA be with the Spurs. Regardless, there is no denying he would be a great add to an already great coaching staff.
Sorry I have opposite opinion. Jordan is always known as an offensive-mind coach whenever he was with the Wiz or the 76ers. Looks like a up-tempo style like last season for the Spurs is easy to be seen. Yeah that will bring you probably over 50 wins, but it ain't bring you Championship, NEVER. In addition, TD will be one year older and much harder for him to catch up with little guys flying and running all over the court. TD's production will be drop again as well as his stats.
@shawnthefreak i disagree. just because we might be bringing him in doesn't mean we're going for an up-tempo style. everyone knows defense wins championships. but it doesn't hurt bringing in Jordan since he has experience as a coach.
@RG8907 "everyone knows defense wins championships" It's funny you said that because we didn't show much defense both inside the paint or at the perimeter last season. The Spurs are known for a defensive-first team and have been top 5 defensive team in the league for years. However, last season we played like the Suns. A lot run and gun and we give up the defense to 14th in the league. That's a quite big drop and we did like the Suns, pretty impressive total wins, and then was killed by Memphis in the 1st round. I did not illustrate this idea by accident, but the fact that after we played so much run n' gun last season AND THEN if we add Eddie Jordan this season, how it will become, mate? TP may score a lot just like Jordan was coaching Arenas, but that's not going to translate to win in the Playoffs and Championship.
@shawnthefreak you're an idiot if you think that i don't care about the defense collaspe! and you're an idiot if you think i get "excited" for every signing. i'm tired of you bringing so much negativity to every comment i've seen you post on here. i am my own person, so if you think i am that guy you mentioned, you're totally wrong because i don't go to SpursNation to comment. you have your opinions, i have mine, so i'm just gonna leave it at that and not continue with this argument.
@RG8907 I don't think you care much about the defense collapse, RG. Jordan is never gonna help us on the defensive end, period! As a coach, he is never a winner as well, not even close. Tired of guys like you so excited about EVERY SIGNING the Spurs did. If the FO did everything right, they'll have more rings than their fingers! You know I quit discussing with guys at SpursNation mainly because there's a guy called INSIDE keep forcing everyone follow his "lessons" and he's gonna challenge every opinion that against the FO. The reason I mention this is because you are so much like him :)
@shawnthefreak you think i didn't notice that we didn't show much defense? i know the defense wasn't great, and we're trying to bring it back. that's why we traded to get Leonard, and that's why we're going for guys like Butler and Howard who can at least defend better than RJ. again i say, just because we might bring in one offensive-minded coach doesn't mean we're going more uptempo.