Last edited by berrycute; 06-05-2009 at 11:32 AM.
Arutunian. No - his heart belongs to Sasha now! Back off, Carolina!
How about John Nicks? He has M/B now but no lady.
I am not really conversant with European coaches beyond TAT, Mishin, Moskvina, so I don't have any good suggestions there.
How about Galina's team? She has Johnny W but no lady.
Doesn't Michin coach Katarina Gerbolt? is she the only lady he coaches?
Whoever she goes to, I hope it's not Orser. He doesn't strike me as a very ethical person. Instead on working on his skater's weaknesses he prefers to complain about the unfairness of the judges and the judging system, and while we are at it, whine about the other skaters' marks being too high.
I suppose he's a good person to have on your side, though. As proved by Mishin, such "my skater is perfect" campaign works wonders. And it's the success that matters, isn't it?
Personally I would love dor Carolina to try working with Lee Barkell. He doesn't have any elite skaters right now. He's a good jump coach, and his skaters praised him for the support he has offered them.
I think it's sort of risky to change coach in the Olympic season, though. From what I've read in the interviews with the coaches and skaters who have changed coaches, the process of accustoming to new training regime and working on the skaters' technique and style can take a long time.
Good luck to Caro, though!
Brian Orser "unethical?" I have never heard that before. Most skating fans can see what a wonderful job he has done guiding Yuna. I think the expectations for Rippon have increased since he has switched to Orser. And his name seems to come up alot whenever there is a coaching change these days.
Last edited by janetfan; 06-06-2009 at 06:26 AM.
There was also a clip showing him commenting on Miki's jumps and comparing them to Yu-Na's.
Not sure if this was the same competition but I also remember him saying Miki's 3-3 should have been downgraded.
Personally, I don't like this. I don't remember any other coach making such a fuss about a tech.specialist's call. And there've been lots of questionable ones!
Using Miki like this also didn't seem very ethical to me.