I think money and having total control is what they seek. You want to be the best, not just an assistant.I've been wondering if Igor wishes he would have stayed as an assistant. I don't know why anyone would want to be a head coach. Well, except for money and prestige.
The Kings are no longer a dumpster fire though really, and they certainly do not lack talent. Vlade appears to be one of the best GM's in the league actually.I think the issue isn’t with assistant coaches taking head coaching positions. It’s with assistant coaches taking on head coaching jobs that have zero chance of succeeding. The Kings and Suns organizations have been dumpster fires for at least a decade. Why set yourself up for failure like that? I don’t understand why Igor took that job. Why not wait until a more stable franchise opens up? Perfect example? The jazz post Sloan. True, the team lacked talent. But the franchise wasn’t going to be down forever. Quin was smart.
Vlade has done a masterful job.. The Kings, who were projected to win 27-29 games, finished better than the Lakers who everyone thought would cruise to 50 wins.... That team was playing .500 ball pre asb with a rotation full of rookie contracts that cost like 40 mil combined, while the teams they were beating had players making 40 mil and all 90+ mil rotations..They kicked the crap out of Oklahoma city in their home opener, it was evident they were better than projections immediately this season tbh..... It's true, Zach Randolph was their highest paid player and didn't log a minute. Shumpert was their 2nd highest paid.. and they were playing .500 ball in the western conference..........I think Vlade is a moron. The way he handled the Boogie/George Karl dustup was very telling that he does not have what it takes.
This is candidly false. Doesn't even make sense, the Kings scored like 90 points in the first half and then called off the dogs in a meaningless game..Joerger literally lost his job cuz of the game last night