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Why Sam Cassell Can Be a Good Coach

In this edition of the Four-Point Play, I’ll give four reasons (four points) why Sam Cassell will be a good future coach in the NBA. I’ll also make reference to Josh Howard’s stupid remarks about the “Star Spangled Banner.”

Sam Cassell will be a good NBA coach.

Here’s four reasons why:
1. Sam Cassell was an NBA point guard.

  • This matters more than you think. The point guard has to be the most aware and intelligent on the floor. He has to call the play, then run the offense. Point guards are usually tailor-made NBA coaches.
  • One NBA coach that you all may know used to be a point guard in the NBA….He’s currently coaching the now-defending NBA Champions…(OK if you don’t know this, you’ve been in a coma)…Doc Rivers!

2. Sam Cassell looks great in his street clothes.

  • View the pic of Cassell (above). he’s got a matching long sleeve shirt with his blue jeans, and he has attracted the attention of two fine young ladies.
  • Dressing in a suit is necessary for an NBA coach, and Sam’s sense of style would lead one to believe he’s capable of dressin’ to impress.

3. Sam Cassell wants to coach.

  • I know this may seem obvious, but it’s not as prevalent as you think. You’d think that 100% of coaches have the desire to coach. I suspect that some (Larry Brown, Isiah Thomas) are doing it for the money. There is no way that Isiah could’ve enjoyed any minute of coaching while with the Knicks.
  • Sam Cassell recently told the Baltimore Sun that he wants to play one more season (the upcoming 2008-09 campaign) and then become an assistant coach under Doc Rivers. It’s easier being a coach when it’s something you want to do.

4. Sam Cassell is NOT Josh Howard.

“‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ is going on. I don’t celebrate this [expletive]. I’m black.” Howard also makes a hard-to-hear reference to Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama (see the video here; some viewers may find content offensive).

  • Ugh…what an idiot. Yes, this is the same Josh Howard that bragged about smoking weed as a hobby.
  • Sam Cassell, meanwhile, is good behind the mic and is always a good interview. As you may learn from Bill Belichick, handling the media is an important part coaching in any sport. Doc does a nice job giving a good interview and most of the time he’s brutally honest. Pat Riley, on the other hand, is a horrible interview and never “gives an edge.”

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  1. [...] championship NBA Noise      08-09 team preview:  Boston Celtics Sports of Boston   Why Sam Cassell can be a good coach  Mass Live    Celtics heat up basketball Hall of Fame Wicked Local   Meeting a giant Courtside [...]

    Posted by Celtics247.com » Blog Archive » Today’s Links 9/19 | September 19, 2008, 9:31 am
  2. [...] Last but not least is veteran point guard Sam Cassell. Cassell has slowed down a lot in last few seasons, but will still try to compete with the younger guards Eddie House and Gabe Pruitt for a spot on the Celtics’ opening night roster. Cassell has provided leadership and necessary experience in the playoffs since his time with the C’s. His contract details are still unknown, but it is known that Cassell would like to play one last season in Boston, then become an assistant coach to Doc Rivers. [...]

    Posted by Celtics Player Previews: The Bench Guards | Sports of Boston | October 4, 2008, 6:28 pm
  3. what is sam doing now.

    Posted by brian mcmillion | April 20, 2009, 2:53 pm

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