Team advising from Stephanie Ready?
Note: No shots fired at the current staff.
She has a ton of coaching experience and a successful resume to boot (on multiple playing levels). Some of the shit she says you would never think about unless she brought it up. If you've heard her as a color commentator or giving her insights in the post-game show, you know what I'm talking about. We don't know for sure if Dunlap knows these things; he did coach under Karl; but some things you only learn from head-coaching experience and she has plenty of it from both College and WNBA. Not everybody has these shocking revalations which involve such subtle details...but make such a huge difference...it's really just "trade-secrets" conceived from the lightbulb going off. No garunttee that every coach will pick up on them.
"I notice how the Bobcats struggle more at home; this could be because the pre-game throughout the day is different on the road than at home. It could help the Bobcats if the team stayed in a downtown hotel the night before and mirror the day they have on the road to the one they have at home. I had one player when I coached at Greensborogh (or some some school that sounded like that) who played exellent on the road...but struggled to make and buckets at home. I decided to change his at home routine, and I noticed a dramatic improvement."
Ok, she wouldn't bring that up if she was sure that was already the case...and shit...it's probably true...so much of performance in any field of work is based on subtle, strcutering in enviornment as research is proving that more and more...where you have so many coaches in today's sports like Rex Ryan, where the philosophy is "a little attitude and elbow grease gets the job done." Details go into performance...you can only learn them over time or from experienced sources.
It wouldn't hurt to have her at least be somewhat of a "suggestion box" and give Dunlap (an inexperienced head coach) things to think about.
My final thought: Why not?