Thread: News Article: Crowd in the crease (Leighton)
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08-18-2011, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Protest View Post
I'm actually focusing on the point that looking at a coach's predecessor or successor, and the success they have, can show you something about their ability to coach that team. You said there was nothing you could get out of that, but I'm pretty sure I just gave a valid reason that there actually can be.
No, it shows you results (i.e. evidence that coach B is better than coach A). Coach B isn't better than Coach A because he got better results after him, he's better than him because he's better than him. You're establishing a methodology for comparing coaches, which is fine, but what you glean from that isn't why the coach is as good as he is.

As said, whomever Barber was replaced by or preceded by is irrelevant to how good a coach he was.

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