Originally Posted by Darius
Luxury limit is about $70m.
If Coach Pop was a free agent and your team could sign him, what is the most you would pay to get him?
For the Clips, I'd pay him $15m/year.
Reason being is he seems to have the ability to make $2-$3m/year guys look like $10m guys... he'd pay for himself.
I think you´d rather pay for all their talent in the FO/scouting. They simply draft/trade like machines. Look at the Spurs history, look at Presti (I think he wanted Parker back then) in OKC, look at the guy in Orlando. With the talent these guys drafted, recently traded for, put them on one team and they win the last 15 championships. That´s so good, poor Pop would be out of a job, because Phil Jackson would want to coach them.
Obvisouly Pop is a great coach and molds roleplayers for his system to perfection, but the foundation is Duncan, Parker and Ginobili. Sure they can survive the odd game without them, but it all comes back to them over the long run.