1) When it comes to Xs and Os, he knows what he's doing. Even Miami fans acknowledge that he knows football Xs and Os even though his tenure with them was rocky
2) Philbin has a lot of experience as an OL coach
3) He also has experience as a head coach, though I don't think he's suited for that role. Regardless, he's another set of experienced eyes and ears in the offensive meetings.
4) In case Chud gets another head coaching opportunity, Philbin gives us an in-house replacement for him
Maybe for the prostitutes of Indianapolis, but for the Pacers he would be awful. The guy is an awful human being and a bad coach who plays his players against each other and against the other management. If Bird did not bring Vogel back to hire Jackson then I am out on the season. He will end up being fired within a few seasons if they get him.
I did not like the decision and it worries me that Bird really thought this team should have been better. He tried to create a small ball team without any shooters. Paul is a fantastic player, but he is not a deadeye shooter. GHill is a solid shooter, but Stuckey and Ellis are far from good shooters. SHill cannot really shoot either.
What this team needs is a real PG to run the offense, but Bird does not believe in PGs and instead rather use combo guards like Hill and Ellis and I am sorry your offense is going to struggle there.
I just hope I do not have to watch another coach Bird fire go and win a title with another team.
Definitely, my grandfather lived in Baltimore for a while and grew up watching him. He still pulled for Indy but always referred to them as Baltimore. I wasn't allowed to say the name Irsay in my house. The game sure has changed. I wish I could go back in time when players didn't get flagged for breathing on a player and defenses were actually feared by offenses.