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Dr. J. Naismith 07-25-2009 03:41 PM

Oakley Wants to be NBA Assistant Coach


Originally Posted by InsideHoops.com
Charles Oakley as an NBA power forward was an enforcer. He banged, slammed opponents around, rebounded, defended, set great screens, and was able to hit open mid-range jumpers. And he has a lot to teach today’s young players. And he’s having a great life off the court right now, but would love to become an NBA assistant. The New York Times reports:


Originally Posted by New York Times
“I think I have a lot to teach these young guys,” Oakley, 46, said. “Especially on the defensive end.”

Oakley said his former teammate Patrick Ewing did a great job this season as an assistant with the Orlando Magic. He said he could have similar success with the Knicks, and told the team’s president, Donnie Walsh, just that.

“Nowadays, you may have better athletes,” he said. “But unless they’re taught, they aren’t going to do anything in the league. I talked with Donnie after the last home game and told him that I think I have a lot to offer this team. You can’t just score more points than last year without playing defense.”

I think Oak would be terrific. He’d tell players what they really need to hear and not sugarcoat anything. And if a player acts out of line, Oakley will happily smack him around for a while.

Source - Charles Oakley wants to be NBA assistant coach : InsideHoops

VanCity 07-25-2009 04:34 PM

can you imagine him with alvin in our coaching staff......wow....we would be soooo much more tougher...

LX 07-25-2009 04:43 PM

I wonder if Donnie's head coach would agree with the philosophy.

Febreezy 07-25-2009 05:26 PM


Originally Posted by A00715890 (Post 217260)
can you imagine him with alvin in our coaching staff......wow....we would be soooo much more tougher...

Exactly what I was thinking, might as well get Keon Clark outta AA and put him on the bench for memory sakes. :)

Acie 07-25-2009 05:33 PM


Originally Posted by •LX• (Post 217268)
I wonder if Donnie's head coach would agree with the philosophy.

Exactly what I was thinking amd I'm thinking probably not.

Gurk 07-25-2009 08:04 PM

Bring him back home to the T-Dot :dancing:

zachus 07-25-2009 08:35 PM

I actually think he could be an effective coach once he figures out how to speak English.

Acie 07-25-2009 09:28 PM


Oakisms are the best.


If it ain't broke, don't break it

"They're like contracts. Everybody's got one. Some are just bigger than others." - Oakley on the entourages of NBA players.

"If you have a horse that isn't winning any races, sooner or later you have to get a new jockey." - Oakley, on Chicago Bulls' coach Tim Floyd

"I'm cool with whatever. I'll just keep eating my bread, sipping my soup and serving my time. But the chicken is going to lay some more eggs one day." - Oakley as a veteran, on being benched in favor of teenagers.

"Oh well, that's basketball. It used to be basketball. I don't know what it is now." - -Oakley, on the flagrant foul he was assessed for flattening the Nets' Kenyon Martin.

"It was like the police trying to stop a shootout: You gotta have your gun out. Don't go out there with your hands down." - -Oakley, on Knick's coach Jeff Van Gundy getting head butted while trying to stop Marcus Camby from sucker punching Danny Ferry.

"You got to know when enough's enough. You want to rob the bank, but you better not be complainin' when you get caught. In my day, a guy who jumps that high with that many tatoos, he would've wound up sitting on the floor at least once. It's just the kind of player (Martin) is. And the kind of guy I am." - Oakley, on Kenyon Martin and his flagrant foul reputation.

"He's a lawyer, not a GM. You can't spend $250 million on contracts and not make the playoffs. Vince Carter's mom runs that team. She's the GM." - Oakley on Toronto GM Glen Grunwald.

VanCity 07-25-2009 09:41 PM


Originally Posted by Acie (Post 217328)

Oakisms are the best.

hahaha....some of these are just too funny

Apollo 07-27-2009 09:03 AM

Oakley has some baggage. I'm not sure he's mature enough to be a coach yet. I would worry about him being too big of an influence in some negative ways. There's a big difference in being a veteran leader as a player and being an official coach. He's a likable guy and is one of my favorite Raptors all-time. I hope someone takes a chance on him but I also hope its not the Toronto Raptors.


Dubious Raptor Moment #23

October-December 2000: Charles Oakley picks pre-game fights
- By Charles Oakley

“Pimpin' ain't easy. Pimpin' ain't dead. The ho's are just scared”

Only on a pussy-ass team like the Raptors would whuppin’ two gobler-basters not worth their grissel qualify as a dubious muthafuckin’ moment. But I should have expected this shit. When I rolled up into Toronto in ‘98, the only pimp on the team was Jackie Christie, and the ho’s weren’t scared one goddamn bit. That shit needed to change.

So what did I do? Whup ass is what.

First there was Jeff McGinnis. But fo’ real, when word spread that this bitch was trying to move in on this fine Blaxican trick I was hittin’ at the time, I had no goddamn choice. You try to flab-stab another man’s chickenhead, you deserve to get your ass fanned out. That said, I didn’t plan on beatin’ in his ass during the pre-game, I planned on beatin’ his ass the first fuckin’ time I saw it.

Then there was Tyrone Hill. Now the only thing this cootchie-ripper could do worse than shoot free throws was shoot dice. I barely took off my fur coat at his stank-ass crib in Phillie and I was already up $54,000. But fitty-k plus no-pay equals you getting your fuckin’ wig split son, even if you do serve me some fine-ass ribs. When he showed up in Toronto without my money, his ass should have known better.

So next season, when some punk throws T.J. Ford’s surgically repaired ass to the ground and Jorge Garbajosa’s pimp-hand stays stuck at his side, ask yourself: are the ho’s scared now?

- Oak

P.S. Blue Baller, you even think about asking me to write one more muthafuckin’ story for this piece of shit website, you’ll wish all your peckerwood ass got was a RickBrunson.com cease and desist letter.
Source: The Flagrancy

I will always get a laugh out of the stuff he says but to have that in a high profile role with all the attention of the young guys in the locket room? No thanks.

Vittorio De Zen 07-27-2009 11:30 AM

I would love to have Oak back as an assistant, if only for the fact that we'd get more Oak quotes.

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