Hill brings organization to Sonics
This will be a change for the players, and they will, in turn, have to be more disciplined in their performance.
Players always become more optimistic when there is a coaching change. But in Seattle, players have to realize that things aren't going as planned. The owners are not happy with the way things are going. The players have to get this message: It's time to shape up. The party is over.I also played for Gregg Popovich and Phil Jackson, and I believe that Bob Hill is the most knowledgeable coach I've ever played for. His knowledge of the game is unbelievable.
But that knowledge can also get him into trouble sometimes. He would draw up a perfect play ... but it just wouldn't work because we hadn't practiced it or it was too confusing for the players to understand. He might have trouble translating his vision to his players.Hill has his work cut out for him, but he now has a chance for him to re-establish himself as quality NBA coach. Former NBA player Will Perdue writes regularly for ESPN Insider.
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