Pokey Chatman Fired



bballnut90

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Probably should not have waited until the end of the year to unleash Big T. Lots of potential talent for whoever inherits this roster. They're finally recovering from the Catchings years where she always kept them good enough to never get a high draft pick but then the team tanked once she left.
 

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Talk about a “spin” article! Somewhere between Catching’s view and Kleen’s Spin on Chapman lies the truth. Pokey isn’t as prescient as the writer implies and Catchjng’s isn’t as observant and intuitive as she thinks.
Too bad, with Pokey’s being banned from coaching WCBB I wonder where she ends up....
 
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Dang, I thought Indiana made real progress this year. Last year they were terrible, but they played better this year.
 

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Half of the panel of Swish Appeal prognosticators had Pokey winning coach of the year (before the season). I read the interview with Catch, and I still think Pokey got a raw deal. They won almost twice as many games as last year. She was definitely not perfect, but the strides they made were quite impressive, at least to me.
 
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She definitely improved this season, but that’s after a couple years of being almost a guaranteed win. She said she loves player development, but it sure seems like her players lack that at every level she’s coached at. Fowles seems like she developed more in that first half season with Minnesota than through her entire time with the Sky while Pokey was the coach.
 
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IMO Chatman was fired because she wasn't Catchings' hire in the first place and Catchings wants her own woman/man in that position. This is a move that is as old as professional sports. It remains to be seen if this was a smart decision or not.
 
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