Re: Friction in Brooklyn?
posted at 10/2/2013 6:11 PM EDT
In response to Eldunker's comment:
What the heck is emotional intelligence??
Do you mean Character? Savvy? Exprience? Skill? as in handling the media? maipulating a new coach or establishing a strong presense in a new environment?
In any case, both PP and KG have earned their right to establish their leadership and influence in Brooklyn. But this is really about the inexperience of a new coach who speaks before carefully thinking things through. I don't think Jason is particularly known for any type of intelligence... and
I believe that Kidd will be a disaster as a coach and we'll see bigger troubles down the line when he loses control of the team.
Just do a Google search. It is a multi-faceted concept. I am using it here, specifically for KG, to mean that he understands the emotional makeup of people around him well enough to harness them to accomplish what he has in mind. Like getting under Melo's skin. Like encouraging Jeff Green to be a f**k. Like getting Rondo to recognize his responsibility in a turn over. Like stressing the importance of chemistry over and over again. For Paul Pierce, I am using it to mean that he is sufficiently adaptable and versatile to adjust his game to suit the team's needs. Perhaps a reach as far as emotional intelligence is concerned. But I still think that the characterization is valid.
Finally, regarding Jason Kidd, it could be that he will be a disaster. I don't think so. Kidd has now played on multiple teams, in mutiple situations and has handled his career decline and transition very well. He did not get a head case reputation anywhere and was respected. Seems to me that the guy is very much in touch with reality.
Aside, we seem to differ on everything: emotional intelligence, Phil Pressey's ceiling, Rondo, Jason Kidd, sense of humor, ..... Makes it worthwhile to contribute here.