Then there's this:
"Mark Jackson: I will personally lift up every prayer request sent 2 me in the next 60 minutes!!!!" from twitter
I could get more of these kinds of quotes.
I know this topic has been thrown around before, but it's getting more and more clear there is a danger of what i'm getting at not translating well for the team in the long run.
Is Mark Jackson a lot of hot air? He can lead. He talks a great game. I respect that he "kept the team" through last year's injuries and trades. I very much so, do.
I had nothing against his hire, like Mark.
But as i hear his almost out of body way he talks, in short choppy cliche/overarching grandiose ways....i mean, if he has the right moves with this team i won't care a lick about any of these things that seem to me to perhaps be signs we should be concerned about.
I'll say it. My concern is that the combo of his deep professed faith (ala Singletary) and simplistic way of talking about things all lead to someone who isn't grounded in reality in the ways he views, therefore coaches.
And i really could care less how he wins. He can become great at X and Os or just be a leader and delegate to his assistants (if so he needs a trusty assistant over the years.)
But as with Singletary, i fear all of how he seems now will later seem like signs to us, that we could or should have seen.
Whether or not i feel he should keep his religious based quotes/tweets in this case (especially so soon after his hypocritical outing) to himself is aside the point (i do.) What i'm getting at is: is that kind of thinking, that faith based, not objective way of seeing the world conducive to being a good coach?
I wonder if he'll have a wall as a coach since he most likely doesn't look at/respect deep stats, at the very least to complement his eye/gut/feel for things? I wonder if he'll have a wall as a coach since he seems to lack an X and Os knowledge of what to do when, leaves that to assistants. (Again, if he has a steady right hand man that will stay, fine, he can lead the emotional side of things if it works.)
I'm just expressing concern. Based off the way he speaks (and you know what i'm talking about, choppy monotone cliche answers and comments he gives)...along with how he clearly thinks prayer and god will give him (and not the other coaches, players, teams) the results he wants. And how he seems a bit biased without knowing or being honest about it, delusional. I know Reggie is his boy, played with him, got to say something like that. But Mark is always like that, and seems to really buy/believe things like this (not saying if you asked him he'd really believe that about Reggie, but there's a trend that way.)
All of it seems to me, not just these two quotes obviously, but the whole package somehow rubs me wrong, reminds me of Singletary, and well, i hope i'm wrong, i really do.
I hope these concerns are proven to be making something out of nothing by myself. I wonder if anyone else wants to gut this topic out?