Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 at 11:00 am  |  8 responses

Kenny Natt Knows He Has No Authority Whatsoever

Self-awareness is good, and depressing: “The decision to practice during this extended break wasn’t Natt’s only tactical change. During the same four-day game reprieve in early March, he threatened widespread benching if there wasn’t more defensive dedication. But little has changed since, leading Natt to admit his uncertain status hinders his authority. ‘(The players) know my situation,’ said Natt, who has signed a one-year contract option for next season that the Kings have until May 1 to decide if they want to exercise. ‘They know I’m a lame-duck coach. I’m not like (Miami’s) Erik Spoelstra, with a three-year contract. You have to listen to him. Kenny Natt? He may not be here. So they deal with that; that’s the way players are. From that standpoint, it’s been a tough challenge, but I’m still battling with it.’”

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  • Gumdrop

    So he attributes his inability to get his guys going to an uncertain contract?

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ BETCATS

    its a shame. He seems like a good guy.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    I like dudes that refer to themselves in third person.

  • littleshotlarry

    Don’t try and take credit away from Spoelstra. Contract or not, he’s the youngest head coach, and the players could easily dismiss him.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    B-tch move. You think the guys in MIA are like ‘oh, we must respect this dude, he has a guaranteed contract!’. GTFOH! You didn’t earn the respect of your players and that’s that.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Hey, your players could just suck, you know?

  • serevei

    who the hell is that?

  • Danny W

    Would Phil Jackson have a better record than Theus and Natt had he been in Cowtown since the start of the season? I doubt it would be that much better, if at all.