Gregg Popovich ? 71. Mike D’antoni ? 69. Alvin Gentry ? 65. Their age will prevent them from having access to their bench during the recovery in Orlando ? This question arose after a statement from Adam Silver on TNT.
” There are people involved in this league, especially the coaches, who are obviously elderly,’ blurted the boss of the league. ” We’re going to have to work on the protocols, it may, for example, some coaches may not be on their bench. They may need to maintain protocols for social distancing and they could be at the entrance of a room, a locker room with their tablet of coaching. But when it comes to play, we do want to not that they are so close to the players to protect them. So these are all issues on which we continue to work. “
With such a configuration, the coaches should simply be taken to speak before the meeting and at half-time. Without any intervention possible during a dead time, for example…” It doesn’t make sense. How could I coach this way ?“, was not slow to react to Alvin Gentry, who explained that it should not be a distinction to be made between the coaches of the league.
The other option might be that these coaches are older may be hidden during the matches.
When asked about this other option, Mike D’antoni is moderately packed :” I’m sure they want to ensure the safety of everyone in the world, but to begin to distinguish the people who are most at risk, well, I hope that they will not want to throw in there. ”
The president of the association of coaches, Rick Carlisle, did not wait to question Adam Silver on these issues. ” He admitted that his statement on TNT was rushed, ” says the coach of the Mavs. ” The health and safety of our coaches are the priority. But it is quite possible that a coach in the NBA over the age of 60 or 70 years ago, in better health than someone of 30 or 40 years. The conversation should never be about the age of a person. Adam assured me that we would work together to determine what is both safe and fair for all our coaches. ”
” In the end, it is the league, they will make the choice, ” finished Alvin Gentry. ” I think that is unfair if that is what they are doing. I understand the risk I take if I get it (the right to be on the bench). But damn, I want to be with my team and do my job. It is for this reason that they have committed. ”