Posted by stinenavy on 2/25/2013 1:25:00 PM (view original):
Overall I'd like to see more fluidity in the jobs process. Get rid of Longshot and the dreaded Keep Looking. Keep Step Backwards, Qualified, and Not-Qualified. I-N-C-R-E-A-S-E F-I-R-I-N-G-S. Don't have a strong position either way on the "if in D1 always in D1" benchmarks that's being argued. I do feel that low-D1 being a ghost town is a poor argument for it. I don't think lackluster marketing is a reason to alter how the game works.
the only point i was making about d1 being so empty is, surely, letting people come back for round 2 is not hurting others. the rest of us in d1 would like more human coaches, its not like these guys are taking coveted d1 spots from other coaches or anything. i agree, its not a reason to shove coaches into d1 when they arent ready - but it is somewhat of a victimless crime. however, i do think that the game is unfair and unrealistic in how it evaluates success. so, if you have someone who got to d1, tried for a couple seasons, gave up, and wants to try again - i dont really view allowing them to do so, giving them something they dont deserve. by current job and resume logic, sure, they arent qualified. but i think most of us agree, if you take over a top 10 team, and have 4 first round exist in the next four years, and another guy takes a rebuild, spends 2 years shoveling ****, and then has 4 first round exits in the next four years - that the second guy did MASSIVELY better. HD resume logic does not treat it as such, and i think if the situation was taken into account when evaluating success, there would be absolutely no need for the sort of artificial/superficial logic we are discussing (and from an idealistic standpoint, im against it - but from a practical standpoint, if they wont change job logic, id vote for it. 2 wrongs can make a right, cant they ;). it might not be enough to get these guys a second d1 job, but i do think it would make the ride smoother for most coaches who have these sort of issues.
of course, there is no chance in hell of any of this happening... i just am very interested in this topic, and enjoy hearing the opinions of others, as it definitely influences my own. the ideal layout for worlds in a built-from-scratch sim engine is something that interests me - i think there is a difficult problem there, and getting it right could have significant ramifications (on the theoretical alternate basketball sim engine game). i dont think the HD model is very effective, and i think it scales even worse than it is now. so im definitely enjoying this thread :)
i totally agree with you on the job statuses... its so dumb that you can go to look for a job, and have 0 jobs for which you are "qualified". 100% step backwards, keep looking, or not qualified - thats just retarded! i would like to see firings too - even though absent a compelling reason, i think it makes sense to work to preserve coaches - i think there is a pretty compelling reason in this case. the frustration of the collective community as they watch a coach at an elite miss the post season for 6 straight years, only for a PIT to buy them two more... i think that far out weights the frustration the individual coach might experience, if they get fired!
2/25/2013 4:34 PM (edited)