Big Men Less Regarded as Head Coaches?

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“There probably is a big man perception,” (Patrick) Ewing told Yahoo Sports. “They think that all guards are the best thing. It’s a guard-oriented league right now, but it is what it is.”

“A lot think that bigger guys, for whatever reason, are [less regarded]. A lot of people say that,” (Bobcats Coach Steve) Clifford said.

Hall of Fame center Dan Issel had a 180-208 record as head coach of the Denver Nuggets in six seasons. Issel said he understands why guards get most of the coaching jobs.

“A point guard, I guess any guard, would probably be more aware with what is happening on the entire floor, the entire flow of the game,” Issel said. “Whereas big guys their entire careers are probably more consumed with what’s going on inside. It does have some validity.”

via Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports

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