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Who should be the next Team USA head coach?
Karen Aston
1%
 1%  [ 1 ]
Geno Auriemma
7%
 7%  [ 5 ]
Doug Bruno
1%
 1%  [ 1 ]
Brenda Frese
4%
 4%  [ 3 ]
Gail Goestenkors
7%
 7%  [ 5 ]
Quentin Hillsman
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Muffet McGraw
12%
 12%  [ 9 ]
Kevin McGuff
1%
 1%  [ 1 ]
Kim Mulkey
7%
 7%  [ 5 ]
Mike Neighbors
1%
 1%  [ 1 ]
Scott Rueck
1%
 1%  [ 1 ]
Dawn Staley
22%
 22%  [ 16 ]
Tara VanDerveer
7%
 7%  [ 5 ]
Jeff Walz
1%
 1%  [ 1 ]
Other
22%
 22%  [ 16 ]
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PostPosted: 04/30/16 1:24 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Had the OP used the word "will" instead of "should", this thread would have a clear answer: Dawn Staley.

The word "should", on the other hand, allows us unwashed masses to import of all our subjective preferences, fangirl fantasies, idols of worship, and non-empirical delusions into the choice of Olympic coach.

The primary delusion, of course, is that WNBA coaches are anything other than recycled rejects, who would not succeed at coaching WCBB, MCBB or men's pro basketball. This is obvious from the individualistic streetball that masquerades as team offense and team defense in the WNBA. Those who think otherwise may be in need of a cult deprogrammer.

Van Chancellor -- give me a break! . . . or a vodka gimlet! Cheryl Reeve would be a mere RebKell poster without Maya Moore. Et cetera. (That pontificated, Bill Laimbeer has shown flashes of team ball when he's had good players and Stephanie White looks interesting.)

Most any elite WCBB coach would be better than any WNBA coach, which used to be mandatory during the WNBA era before they changed the Olympic coach job requirements just to get Auriemma after Donovan. That's just the view among rational WNBA haters.

Ahh . . . I'll contradict that, too. The Olympic coach has so little time to actually practice with and shape the team into any semblance of a Swiss watch -- and the USA players are so relatively good anyway -- it just doesn't matter much who sits on the bench and swears at the refs.

Please ignore this outburst and return to your subjective fantasies. Too bad I haven't had a vodka gimlet since the Nixon administration.
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PostPosted: 04/30/16 6:43 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

IMO Geno is going to be the coach until he retires which could be at least 20-25 years from now.


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PostPosted: 04/30/16 9:12 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Until Geno's tenure, there were no repeat HC's, and each new HC was frequently an AC during the previous Olympics. I don't know if those things were rules, or if each HC felt obligated to step down for reasons of fairness or career/family commitments or whatever. Dawn was an AC for Anne Donovan and now Geno. I'd say she's as well, if not better, qualified to coach at the Olympic level as some of the WNBA names being offered up.


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PostPosted: 05/01/16 1:56 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
Cheryl Reeve


Ditto. A proven champion and a AC for Geno now. Dawn has not shown she can win a championship nor has she won a championship.



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PostPosted: 05/01/16 4:16 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Just a reminder that a second version of this poll exists that includes WNBA coaches. http://boards.rebkell.net/viewtopic.php?t=88384



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PostPosted: 05/01/16 5:03 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Oldfandepot2 wrote:
pilight wrote:
Cheryl Reeve


Ditto. A proven champion and a AC for Geno now. Dawn has not shown she can win a championship nor has she won a championship.
Dean Smith coached an Olympic team to a gold medal and he hadn't won a championship at that time.


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PostPosted: 05/01/16 6:45 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Oldfandepot2 wrote:
pilight wrote:
Cheryl Reeve


Ditto. A proven champion and a AC for Geno now. Dawn has not shown she can win a championship nor has she won a championship.


As a head coach with USA Basketball Dawn Staley won gold medals at the 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Tournament and 2007 Pan American Games.



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PostPosted: 05/01/16 7:25 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

GEF34 wrote:
Oldfandepot2 wrote:
pilight wrote:
Cheryl Reeve


Ditto. A proven champion and a AC for Geno now. Dawn has not shown she can win a championship nor has she won a championship.


As a head coach with USA Basketball Dawn Staley won gold medals at the 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Tournament and 2007 Pan American Games.


Yes she did, thank you for that correction. I was more focused on her primary coaching career in WCBB which is not an excuse just juxtaposing her career to Cheryl's recent success in the WNBA who is also on the Olympic coaching staff.



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PostPosted: 03/09/17 2:48 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Apparently it's going to be Dawn Staley

http://www.postandcourier.com/sports/south-carolina-s-dawn-staley-to-be-named-head-coach/article_a4693928-04fd-11e7-a678-8b92dbdbbf9d.html

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USA Basketball has called a news conference for Friday at Williams-Brice Stadium, and sources indicate that Staley, head coach at South Carolina, will be named women’s national team head coach for the next Olympic cycle leading up to the 2020 games in Tokyo.



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PostPosted: 03/09/17 5:16 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
Apparently it's going to be Dawn Staley

http://www.postandcourier.com/sports/south-carolina-s-dawn-staley-to-be-named-head-coach/article_a4693928-04fd-11e7-a678-8b92dbdbbf9d.html

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USA Basketball has called a news conference for Friday at Williams-Brice Stadium, and sources indicate that Staley, head coach at South Carolina, will be named women’s national team head coach for the next Olympic cycle leading up to the 2020 games in Tokyo.


Glad to hear this news.


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PostPosted: 03/09/17 5:37 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Mayne Geno planning to retire before 2020?



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PostPosted: 03/09/17 6:16 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

my first thought was Dawn Staley. It's a pretty natural progression.



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PostPosted: 03/09/17 6:52 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Just remember the committee chose A'ja Wilson, not Dawn Staley.


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PostPosted: 03/09/17 8:17 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

She'll start with 2018 World Championships

That might leave little Jefferson out in the cold in favor of the overlooked guards.

Wilson is in.... Parker out again?



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PostPosted: 03/10/17 12:16 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

2018/20

Diggins/Jefferson (I think Dawn will like her small PG game anyway)
Loyd/McBride/T. Mitchell (note the T.)
Moore/Stewart
EDD/N. Ogwumike/Charles
Griner/Wilson


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PostPosted: 03/10/17 12:40 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I'd like to see Dawn troll a bunch of people and go with a UConn-free team Twisted Evil



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PostPosted: 03/10/17 8:38 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

J-Spoon wrote:
2018/20

Diggins/Jefferson (I think Dawn will like her small PG game anyway)
Loyd/McBride/T. Mitchell (note the T.)
Moore/Stewart
EDD/N. Ogwumike/Charles
Griner/Wilson


T. Mitchell won't be good enough for the USA team. Dawn probably won't have unlimited control over the team like Geno.


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PostPosted: 03/10/17 10:05 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Take your pit stains and politics with you, Geno!!! Laughing
Happy to see Dawn Staley as new coach...



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PostPosted: 03/10/17 10:59 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I know one thing for sure: Dawn Staley loves Napheesa Collier. Collier played the second most minutes on Staley's U18 team behind A'ja Wilson, and the most minutes on her U19 team ahead of A'ja Wilson.



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PostPosted: 03/10/17 11:22 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Dawn Staley being named coach was the easiest prediction since guessing that Adele's album would be pretty popular. It was clear this is what USA Basketball was going to do.

I would have liked to see Cheryl Reeve instead, but what can you do? Hopefully, Staley will prove a better choice than you would expect from a coach who has made one Final Four in 16 seasons. We'll see.


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PostPosted: 03/10/17 11:27 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

never been a fan of DS.



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PostPosted: 03/10/17 11:34 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

PUmatty wrote:
Dawn Staley being named coach was the easiest prediction since guessing that Adele's album would be pretty popular.


The scary thing about that comparison is that Adele's new album isn't very good, and certainly inferior to her first two.

And Geno's politics, etc., if the baggage truly existed, didn't interfere with putting together gold medal success. Hopefully Dawn will keep the train rolling ...



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PostPosted: 03/10/17 2:05 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Some posters here have been "culturalized" into the Luigi Way of doing business. Dawn Staley just isn't like that. She will pick the top players available to make her teams....she won't hand out freebies to former college players of hers, unless those players will be among the top players of whatever respective years the teams are in.

Staley herself was a former Team USA PLAYER - something Luigi can't possibly relate too - and knows a little bit about the importance to those players to make the teams. She won't walk all over players who earn and deserve opportunities: She respects Team USA too much to have that kind of pitiful arrogance....


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