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An interesting look at Bob Ociepka's track record.

2009-2010: Chicago Bulls (11th out of 30th in Defensive Rating w/ Vinny Del Negro)

http://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/CHI/2010.html

2008-2009: Chicago Bulls (18th out of 30th in Defensive Rating w/ Vinny Del Negro)

http://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/CHI/2009.html

2007-2008: Minnesota T'wolves (27th out of 30th in Defensive Rating w/Randy Wittman)

http://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/MIN/2008.html

2006-2007: Milwaukee Bucks (29th out of 30th in Defensive Rating w/Terry Stotts & Larry Krystowiak)

http://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/MIL/2007.html

2005-2006: Milwaukee Bucks (23rd out of 30th in Defensive Rating w/Terry Stotts)

http://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/MIL/2006.html

2004-2005: Milwaukee Bucks (28th out of 30th in Defensive Rating w/Terry Porter)

http://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/MIL/2005.html

2003-2004: Milwaukee Bucks (23rd out of 29th in Defensive Rating w/Terry Porter)

http://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/MIL/2004.html

2002-2003: Detroit Pistons (4th out of 29th in Defensive Rating w/Rick Carlisle)

http://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/DET/2003.html

2001-2002: Detroit Pistons (8th out of 29th in Defensive Rating w/Rick Carlisle)

http://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/DET/2002.html

2000-2001: Cleveland Cavaliers (22nd out of 29th in Defensive Rating w/Randy Wittman)

http://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/CLE/2001.html

1999-2000: Cleveland Cavaliers (14th out of 29th in Defensive Rating w/Randy Wittman)

http://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/CLE/2000.html

1997-1999: Orlando Magic advanced scout for Chuck Daly, who gave him his start as a scout for the Detroit Pistons in the '80s after he made a name for himself coaching high school basketball.

1996-1997: Philadelphia 76ers (26th out of 29th in Defensive Rating w/Johnny Davis)

http://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/PHI/1997.html

1995-1996: Los Angeles Clippers (24th out of 29th in Defensive Rating w/Bill Fitch)

http://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/LAC/1996.html

1994-1995: Los Angeles Clippers (23rd out of 27th in Defensive Rating w/Bill Fitch)

http://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/LAC/1995.html

1993-1994: Los Angeles Clippers (18th out of 27th in Defensive Rating w/Bob Weiss)

http://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/LAC/1994.html

1992-1993: Indiana Pacers (21st out of 27th in Defensive Rating w/Bob Hill)

http://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/IND/1993.html

1991-1992: Indiana Pacers (19th out of 27th in Defensive Rating w/Bob Hill)

http://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/IND/1992.html

1990-1991: Indiana Pacers (26th out of 27th in Defensive Rating w/Dick Versace & Bob Hill)

http://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/IND/1991.html

1989-1990: Indiana Pacers (24th out of 27th in Defensive Rating w/Dick Versace)

http://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/IND/1990.html

http://www.nba.com/coachfile/bob_ociepka/index.html

Y'know, if Ociepka has the Portland Trail Blazers implement an amateur-style defense based on overaggressive swarming, trapping and an emphasis on pressure rather than a pro-style defense predicated on strict man-to-man principles, it'll suffer the consequences. I mean, heck, there's a reason why true defensive gurus like Larry Brown, Scott Skiles, and Jeff Van Gundy produce first-rate defenses every season they roam the sidelines, while a run-of-the-mill assistant such as Ociepka toils around the NBA landscape like a vagabond.

Alas, JVG isn't walking through that door.