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Greatest Coach of the 21st Century Tournament: Red Auerbach East Regional Bracket 


Red Auerbach East Regional Bracket 

1) Phil Jackson

2) Pete Carroll

3) Tom Coughlin

4) Roy Williams

5) Bill Cowher

6) Bill Self

7) Tony La Russa

*8) Dick Vermil

*9) Larry Coker

* Seed 8 &9 will square off Via @CouchCoachLive pinned poll on March 3rd .Winner Advance to Round of 32 vs #1 seed in bracket!!

Schedule

Play-In Game: #8 Vs #9

1st Round ( Round of 32) March 6th – March 10^

 #1 Phil Jackson 75% #8 Dick Vermeil 25%

#4 Roy Williams 64% #5 Bill Cowher 36%

#3 Tom Coughlin 90% #6 Bill Self

#2 Pete Carroll 73% #7 Tony LaRussa

2nd Round (Round of 16) March 13th – March 17th^

#4 Roy Williams 71% #1Phil Jackson 29%

#3 Tom Coughlin 58% # 2 Pete Carroll 42%

3rd Round (Round of 8) March 20th – March 24th^

Upper bracket winner vs Lower bracket winner

4th Round ( Round of 4) March 27th – March 31st^

North winner vs East winner

5th Round (Championship) April 3rd – April 7th ^

West/South winner vs North/East winner

^Voting will take place via CouchCoachOnline.com poll, Championship winner will be announced on Couch Coach Live on April 7th 2017! 

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Greatest Coach of the 21st Century Tournament: Vince Lombardi North Regional Bracket 

Vince Lombardi North Regional Bracket

1) Bill Belichick

2) Urban Meyer

3) Billy Donovan

4) Pat Summit

5) Jim Tressel

6) Sean Payton

7) Mike Tomlin

*8) Jimbo Fisher

*9) Steve Kerr

* Seed 8 &9 will square off Via @CouchCoachLive pinned poll on March 2nd .Winner Advance to Round of 32 vs #1 seed in bracket!!

Schedule

Play-In Game: #8 Vs #9

1st Round ( Round of 32) March 6th – March 10th ^

#1 Bill Belichick 55% #8 Jimbo Fisher 45%

#4 Pat Summit 64% #5 Jim Tressel 36%

#3 Billy Donovan 75% #6 Sean Payton 25%

#2 Urban Meyer 90% #7 Mike Tomlin 10%

2nd Round (Round of 16) March 13th – March 17th^

#4 Pat Summit 71% #1 Bill Belichick 29%

#2 Urban Meyer 72% #3 Billy Donovan 28%

3rd Round (Round of 8) March 20th – March 24th^

Upper bracket winner vs Lower bracket winner

4th Round ( Round of 4) March 27th – March 31st^

North winner vs East winner

5th Round (Championship) April 3rd – April 7th ^

West/South winner vs North/East winner

^Voting will take place via CouchCoachOnline.com poll, Championship winner will be announced on Couch Coach Live on April 7th 2017! 

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Greatest Coach of the 21st Century Tournament: Bear Bryant South Regional Bracket 

Bear Bryant South Regional Bracket

1) Nick Saban

2) Gregg Popovich

3) Rick Pitino

4) Mike McCarthy

5) Rick Carlisle

6) Doc Rivers

7) Brian Billick

*8) John Harbaugh

*9) Joe Torre

* Seed 8 &9 will square off Via @CouchCoachLive pinned poll on March 1st. Winner Advance to Round of 32 vs #1 seed in bracket!!

Schedule

Play-In Game: #8 Vs #9

1st Round ( Round of 32) March 6th – March 10th ^

#1 Nick Saban 67% #9 Joe Torre 33%

#4 Mike McCarthy 50% Rick Carlise 50% *

# 3 Rick Pitino 75% #6 Doc Rivers 25%

#2 Gregg Popovich 58% #7 Brian Billick

2nd Round (Round of 16) March 13th – March 17th^

#1 Nick Saban 57% #5 Rick Carlise 43%

# 2 Gregg Popovich 86% #3 Rick Pitino 14%

3rd Round (Round of 8) March 20th – March 24th^

Upper bracket winner vs Lower bracket winner

4th Round ( Round of 4) March 27th – March 31st^

West winner vs South winner

5th Round (Championship) April 3rd – April 7th ^

West/South winner vs North/East winner

^Voting will take place via CouchCoachOnline.com poll, Championship winner will be announced on Couch Coach Live on April 7th 2017! 

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Greatest coach of the 21st century Tournament: John Wooden West Regional Bracket 


John R. Wooden West Regional Bracket

1) Coach K

2) Pat Riley

3) Geno Auriemma

4) Eric Spoelstra

5) Larry Brown

6) Les Miles

7) Bob Stoops

*8) Dabo Swinney

*9) Tyronn Lue

* Seed 8 &9 will square off Via @CouchCoachLive pinned poll on Feb 28th. Winner Advance to Round of 32 vs #1 seed in bracket!!

Schedule

Play-In Game: #8 Dabo Swinney vs Tyronn Lue 

1st Round ( Round of 32) March 6th – March 10th ^

#1 Coach K 69% #8 Dabo Swinney 30%

#4 Eric Spolestra 92% # 5 Larry Brown 8%

#3 Geno Auriemma 58% #6 Les Miles 42%

#2 Pat Riley 83% #7 Bob Stoops

2nd Round (Round of 16) March 13th – March 17th^

#1 Coach K 71% #4 Eric Spolestra 29%

#3 Geno Auriemma 57% #2 Pat Riley 43%

3rd Round (Round of 8) March 20th – March 24th^

Upper bracket winner vs Lower bracket winner

4th Round ( Round of 4) March 27th – March 31st^

West winner vs South winner

5th Round (Championship) April 3rd – April 7th ^

West/South winner vs North/East winner

^Voting will take place via CouchCoachOnline.com poll, Championship winner will be announced on Couch Coach Live on April 7th 2017! 

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Cousins, Hield Highlight All-Star Night Trade ! 

Last week Coach Calipari said a team filled with former University of Kentucky Wildcats  players would beat the Golden State Warriors or Cleveland Cavaliers to win a an NBA championship . After pondering that I thought , damn he’s right( projected lineup: John Wall, Devin Booker, Anthony Davis, Karl-Anthony Towns & Demarcus Cousins). The first thought was how could you stop the Demarcus “Boogie” Cousins and Anthony Davis front court? Well New Orleans GM Dell Demps was probably thinking the same thing as he pulled off the following trade:


Pelicans Recieve:  Demarcus Cousins,  Omri Casspi

Kings Recieve: Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, 2017 1st round pick (Top 3 protected) , 2017 2nd round pick

USA Today

This trade has a slice of irony  with a hint of interesting to say the least.

Boogie Cousins was on pace this summer to be the highest player in NBA History (under the Designated Player Extension aka DPE) as he was expected to sign a 5 year $209 Million dollar contract extension. The DPE clause was actually put in place to keep Cousins in Sacramento, in this case the Kings could offer him more money than any other team if he was to test the free agent market. The Pelicans can only offer Cousins a 5 year $180 million dollar deal.

The Kings once again are in rebuilding mode. For the life of me I totally don’t see a plan. The only piece that can make a immediate impact is Buddy Hield , who is averaging over 8 PPG. The draft picks in this strong draft class could help but its actually possible they may lose a pick. Their original pick is a top 10 protected pick ( which its possible that they will probably land a top 10 pick and keep their pick). Now the Pelicans pick ( the one the Kings aqurried in the trade) looks like a possible 17-22 overall pick. The building piece will probably be a pick in the 2017 draft.

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#Starting 5 NBA All-Star Edition 


1) What is the biggest storyline of the NBA season thus far?  

– As the Knicks Turn: One of the most historic NBA franchises have made more headlines off the court , than on the court. Carmelo Anthony trade rumors, Phil Jackson vs Carmelo Anthony, and last but not least James Dolan vs Charles Oakley storylines have dominated the NBA landscape thus far. 

2) Which team is the biggest overachiever at the All-Star break?

-Washington Wizards 34-21

3) Which team is the biggest underachiever at the All-Star break?

– Dallas Mavericks 22-34

4 )Who you got for?……..


MVP: James Harden , Houston Rockets 


-James Harden has excelled in the Mike D’Antoni’s offense. Harden is leading the leauge in Assists and he’s on pace of being the 1st guard to ever lead the league in Double-Doubles plus , the Rockets are 40-18( no one seen this coming).


Rookie of the year:  Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers – In a year where no rookies are averaging more than 10 points per game, 6 rebounds per game or 1 block per game the obvious choice is Embiid, which he averages 20.2 PPG, 7.8 RPG, 2.1 APG)


Sixth Man of the year:   Lou Williams, Los Angeles Lakers – Generally the sixth man award goes to guy who contributes on a winning team, but when you’re averaging 17.8 PPG it’s definitely getting my nod. I expect that Lou will be traded to a contender. 


Coach of the year: Mike D’Antoni, Houston Rockets – Its strange to say this , but Mike D’Antoni is the odds on favorite to be the coach of the year. The Rockets sit at 40-18 (3rd in the Western conference) and the biggest reason of that is due to D’Antoni’s ability to retool his offense to suit his players. 


Most Improved  Player:   Giannis Antetokounmpo , Milwaukee Bucks – The Greek freak has arrived. The Greek freak is the 1st Bucks player to start in the All-Star game since Sidney Moncrief in 1986. Giannis is averaging 23.7 Points per game, 8.8 Assists & leads the Bucks in all 5 major statistical categories, which he’s the only player in the league to pull off that feat! 

Defensive player of the year:  Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs – The best perimeter defender in the leauge no question…. Draymond Green is a close 2nd , but Kawhi is the Lebron-Stopper lol.


5) Team under .500 to make the playoffs?  

-Currently there are 3 teams ( Bulls, Pistons & Nuggets)that if the season ended today would make the playoffs with a below (.500 )record. There are several teams that I can see making the playoffs that wouldn’t make it today. In the East I can see the Miami Heat (25-32 :2 games out of 8th place)& in the West I can see the Portland  Trailblazers (23-33: 2 games out of 8th place). 


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Slave Master Mentality with a Kick!!  

When you though the Knicks drama was dying down, then comes Draymond Green to add an extra kick( Pun Intended).


 The  Golden Warriors All-Star added his opinion on Knicks owner & the lead singer of “JD and the Straight Shot” James Dolan. Green, the pride of Saginaw Michigan sounded off on his “Dray Day Podcast” and stated the following: 


“No. 1 — (Oakley) is a legend. Treat him as such,” Green said. “Why is (Oakley) buying a ticket to a game, first off? … It wasn’t a problem when (Oakley) was speaking out (when he played in the 1990s). It wasn’t a problem when he was protecting (the Knicks’) superstars then. So if it wasn’t a problem then when he was doing it for y’all, why is it all of a sudden a problem now when he speak out on something that he don’t like, and now you want to disown him from your entire organization? … That’s a slave mentality. A slave master mentality. That’s ridiculous.

“It was all fine and dandy when he was laying people out, taking fines, and all this stuff for your organization. But now all of a sudden, when he say something that he feels, it’s a problem. I disagree with that. I definitely think, like I said, that that’s a slave master mentality.”

Green went on the assumption that Oakley played while James Dolan was the Knicks owner, which Oakley was long gone once Dolan took over the Knicks. Green also discussed the handling of the Dolan as he stated that Oakley may have a substance abuse issue by stating: 


“How, as an organization, can you come out and say ‘we hope he get help?’ Get help with what?” Green said. “… That’s not something that you say to the world. That’s not classy at all, because at the end of the day, if he does have an anger problem and he was OK with the world knowing that, he’d be speaking out about it. He’d be on boards of anger management type things. So it’s not OK for you to go say that to the world, as a multi-billion dollar organization.”


Here is my take… so Draymond has a compelling case (in my opinion) , but in this day in age using the word “slave owner mentality “is loaded yet dangerous.  I’m not 100% on board on calling James Dolan a slave master, it’s more like Dolan is entitled with the I can say or do what the hell I want to do attitude!