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Old 11-20-2013, 08:48 AM   #41 (permalink)
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I don't see how a fan base could limit his flexibility as a coach. We can complain, but why would he coach based on a fan base's opinions?

Masai could have chosen to " non-answer" about Casey, which would have let him keep Casey in place till the end of the season, or make a move in-season and not limit what he might do.
Easy, we're human and we're susceptible to outside influences. If the fan base is unhappy, the media will undoubtledly ask questions based off of fan reaction/perception (I can site numerous examples as can you where we've seen this happen not only in this market but in others and across many sports). All of a sudden you begin second guessing yourself. It's human nature and as much as we want to say they're professionals, they'll get over it, it's not simply not true.

And Ujiri is taking the correct path - as I mentioned above.
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:52 AM   #42 (permalink)
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Easy, we're human and we're susceptible to outside influences. If the fan base is unhappy, the media will undoubtledly ask questions based off of fan reaction/perception (I can site numerous examples as can you where we've seen this happen not only in this market but in others and across many sports). All of a sudden you begin second guessing yourself. It's human nature and as much as we want to say they're professionals, they'll get over it, it's not simply not true.

And Ujiri is taking the correct path - as I mentioned above.
There is also a segment of the human race that reacts to outside influence by stiffening their back.
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And saying Casey will be here for the full season inspires a positive vibe?
haha.... no, but it quenches the thirst of any blood-thirsty reporters that don't know better. He's gone, it's clear as day, but there is very little value in dumping him just yet. At some point all will realize, and then a few weeks later, he'll be gone. Maybe he's just waiting for Smitch or Butch to really ramp up their public profile again!
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haha.... no, but it quenches the thirst of any blood-thirsty reporters that don't know better. He's gone, it's clear as day, but there is very little value in dumping him just yet. At some point all will realize, and then a few weeks later, he'll be gone. Maybe he's just waiting for Smitch or Butch to really ramp up their public profile again!
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There is also a segment of the human race that reacts to outside influence by stiffening their back.
Really? I think you missed my point and are now retreating into some archaic, masculine notion that facing negativity it's time to become some sort of sturdy rock.
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Really? I think you missed my point and are now retreating into some archaic, masculine notion that facing negativity it's time to become some sort of sturdy rock.
Not really. Just that not the entire human race reacts the same and generalizations leave a lot of room for error.
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Not really. Just that not the entire human race reacts the same and generalizations leave a lot of room for error.
I'm not really generalizing though. There's been more than enough evidence that speaks to the power of negative influences and our reaction to them.

You're response is to simply 'toughen up' or sorry, some people respond to it that way (something I'd argue is less common than you think).

It was you who applied the term generalization here, I sure as heck haven't. All I'm saying is that a fan base CAN impact the way a coaching staff is perceived and therefore shift perceptions of other individuals. I'm sure you've seen this in the work place before .... I know I have. That was my original point that you still haven't refuted.
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I'm not really generalizing though. There's been more than enough evidence that speaks to the power of negative influences and our reaction to them.

You're response is to simply 'toughen up' or sorry, some people respond to it that way (something I'd argue is less common than you think).

It was you who applied the term generalization here, I sure as heck haven't. All I'm saying is that a fan base CAN impact the way a coaching staff is perceived and therefore shift perceptions of other individuals. I'm sure you've seen this in the work place before .... I know I have. That was my original point that you still haven't refuted.
My specific point is how Casey will react to outside influence. I don't see evidence that fan reaction has influenced his coaching decisions.
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I'm not really generalizing though. There's been more than enough evidence that speaks to the power of negative influences and our reaction to them.

You're response is to simply 'toughen up' or sorry, some people respond to it that way (something I'd argue is less common than you think).

It was you who applied the term generalization here, I sure as heck haven't. All I'm saying is that a fan base CAN impact the way a coaching staff is perceived and therefore shift perceptions of other individuals. I'm sure you've seen this in the work place before .... I know I have. That was my original point that you still haven't refuted.
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Hopefully Ujiri chooses to tank because we aren't going anywhere with the current roster. If were lucky we could possibly slip into the 8th seed, only to be eliminated in 4-5 games by either the Pacers or Heat. Please pull the plug and blow it up.
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