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316445.10 in reply to 316445.9
Date: 11/6/2022 2:02:17 PM
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Looks like there hasn't been too much discussion, so I'd just like to put out my closing arguments before the election ends tomorrow. It looks like it is just me or oriolekid and while we might agree in a few areas, here are two of the biggest reasons I think I am the best candidate:

Lineups and Tactical Decisions
From my experience playing at the top level and in B3, I feel like I know what types of players work well together in different tactics. I know what tactics are succeeding the most at the top level and how to put together a lineup that will run them the best. I've extensively scouted top talent in the past few seasons and have seen how the big games are being won. Shot blocking bigs and possible position switches were mentioned in this debate thread. I am a manager who has actually succeeded with both (I ran a successful switch in game 2 of the NBBA finals with my Center). Not only am I familiar with the strengths of that particular tactic and players, I am also familiar with the weaknesses and when it would be stronger to run something else.

Organizational Skills and Long Term Planning
Just as I was able to plan out my NBBA run seasons in advance by both beginning the trainee of my two bigs who would carry me there and getting my finances in order, I believe I can begin setting up the National Team for long term success. I've already begun putting together an extensive training guide to help both users that are less experienced with training as well as those that are. As a National Team coach I will be able to be in more extensive contact with people training the top USA players and I can better help spread these training resources. Additionally, I have strong experience with the BB API and other tools. I can easily get us relevant summary stats on our players in order to provide us with better information on what is working for us and what is not.

I think there are other things I bring to the table as a NT coach, but I didn't want to make this too long. If you have any reservations about me then feel free to ask me questions here in the last day and a half before the election ends. I always love more buzzerbeater discussion!

Last edited by Mediocrity at 11/6/2022 2:02:35 PM

From: JPBren
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316445.11 in reply to 316445.10
Date: 11/6/2022 3:04:52 PM
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I'd say my expectations as a common viewer are:

1) More time spent on scouting. No shade being throne to the current group or khenry, i just never got DM'd for my HoF player by anyone on the u21 or NT, and so i am making this the #1 point based on that.

2) Invest slightly more into Handling/Driving, teams such as China for example push 22-23 more often to try and get past the average PG-SG-Sf OD of 20 that most other top 10 nations push out there. I've seen some ugly turnover struggles and /or rebounding struggles from the US in games so that makes me think we aren't matching our skills up with the best of them in HA and REB, but i think Handling is the easier and cheaper fix that will also bring driving up with it.

3) Establish an Americas foothold within the next 3 americas seasons that can never allow smaller nations with fewer managers and talent developers to push us into the worlds play-ins again.

4) Establish the US as an annual top 10 threat that can make the 2nd round of worlds year after year so that we can give ourselves a chance with the right bounces in key games to occasionally make semis/finals runs here and there.

I'd prefer to vote for whoever wins for the next 2 or 3 terms and see if they can produce a long term vision that, even if it doesn't fit what i desire in point 2, can successfully establish us in the americas and worlds round 2 thereafter.

Good luck to both.

Last edited by JPBren at 11/6/2022 3:06:16 PM

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316445.12 in reply to 316445.11
Date: 11/6/2022 4:55:26 PM
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Hazards to Society
I think you make some good points

1) Being able to organize the scouting to go deeper into the pipeline of players is one of the main reasons I want to be coach. Khenry planned to get this going but got caught up with a new job and not having the time. I think the main way we are going to get better as a NT is by improved contact with trainers and I have the time to get that going.

2) We definitely need to push past 20 for a lot of skills and handling and driving are some of the cheapest. I also think our bigs need more handling and passing as they have been turnover prone in a lot of games. Rebounding problems have come from our lack of big depth where we are often forced into playing multiple bigs with weak rebounding since they are the only ones in good GS. Getting more people to train bigs will be key.

As for 3 and 4 I think both America's and the World have taken a step up in terms of talent and we need to match that. It'll come from our trainers training better players which ties back to #1 and helping USA users understand the builds that work at the top level.

Last edited by Mediocrity at 11/6/2022 4:57:36 PM