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Thread: Patrick Chan Parts Ways With Christy Krall

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boeing787 View Post
    Just like what happend to many famous couples. Hey, cheer up, things happen. This is NOT the end of the world. The best is yet to come, to Patrick and his fans.
    The good thing is that there are many great coaches out there. I'm sure Patrick will continue to thrive. Krall has many students now and she'll be ok too. Who would have thought that Patrick went to Krall was a good move at first?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slipslidin View Post
    It's interesting that this fabulously talented young man has had two coaches resign. Patrick came through with flying colours the first time, and I don't expect him to be badly hurt this time.
    Because the Chan family are too nice to fire anyone.

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    This is very interesting. I'm sure there is more to this they we are being told!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluebonnet View Post
    The good thing is that there are many great coaches out there. I'm sure Patrick will continue to thrive. Krall has many students now and she'll be ok too. Who would have thought that Patrick went to Krall was a good move at first?
    I suggest he train with Doug Lee. He has had Lori and Kathy to help him on the artistry side.

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    By the way, earlier this month, the US Olympic Committee announced that Krall is a finalist for one of its Coach of the Year awards. The awards are for all sports; the other finalists in her category are from bowling and cycling. The specific category is the "Doc" Counsilman Science Award, "for a coach who utilizes scientific techniques and equipment as an integral part of his/her coaching methods or has created innovative ways to use sport science."

    The USOC's announcement of the finalists noted that Krall's work "became manifest in 2011 world champion Patrick Chan" - without mentioning his nationality .

    The award recipients will be announced on June 19 in Indianapolis. (As an aside, Zoueva is a finalist in a different category, National Coach of the Year.)

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    I think he did work with someone from Mariposa when Colson passed.
    As a stopgap he had Shin Amano and then someone from Mariposa.

    I wish he could have Kurt Browning or someone like that you who would bring a totally different perspective.
    Maybe Kurt will want him to win an Oly gold for him!

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    Since he wants to spend more time in Toronto,what about BO?

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    According to Phil Hersh's twitter:

    Christy Krall just told me Team Chan chose to de-emphasize her role, so she chose to resign as one of Patrick Chan's coaches.

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    One bold suggestion: Is a coach necessary when Patrick has mastered almost everything needed for a champion(Note: He has got his 4S). If Roger Federer can(could) make do without a coach, why not Patrick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yoyoyi View Post
    Since he wants to spend more time in Toronto,what about BO?
    BO has Javier, so I don't think that will work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yoyoyi View Post
    Since he wants to spend more time in Toronto,what about BO?
    Yeah, how could I forget him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DobrinFan View Post
    According to Phil Hersh's twitter:

    Christy Krall just told me Team Chan chose to de-emphasize her role, so she chose to resign as one of Patrick Chan's coaches.
    Then my original thought might be right - Patrick wanted to emphasize more on artistry since he has managed all the jumps he wanted. He needs to focus more on presentation now. This might be unwanted but good in the end move.

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    I was puzzled as to why he was so down before Worlds to the extent of almost quitting and this explains it. He was not happy looking the whole time and was without that big Patrick grin even on the podium, which I didn't think was because of the boos. (After viewing the videos more times, especially the fancams, I feel the boos were overplayed.) From all the interviews I've always felt Patrick's coaches adore him and Krall has always seemed to have his best interest at heart and to be unselfish. There were recent mentions of CS getting a bit stale and Patrick's need to freshen his environment and motivation. Krall has mentioned the new plan for Patrick to split his time between CS and Toronto as if she was part of that plan, all for his good.

    The timing is unfortunate, reminiscent of Laws's quiting but Krall was at least with him at Worlds so I think the parting has likely been done in a civil and professional fashion. At least I hope so though Patrick seemed to feel rather badly or hurt.

    Another similarity to Laws' parting is Patrick's moving emphasis and main trainer, first on jumps and towards Krall and now on artistry and towards Johnson. Does that displease the original main coach who feels marginalized? I've always felt Krall's approach is that of a team work, setting him up with specialists as per his needs. So Laws brought Krall to Patrick and Krall brought Johnson to him in turn, though Johnson is already part of the World Arena Training Centre working with several skaters.

    In the end, Patrick needs to do what's right for his progress and find the right support. I wish them both well with continued success.
    Last edited by SkateFiguring; 04-16-2012 at 03:54 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emdee View Post
    I wish he could have Kurt Browning or someone like that you who would bring a totally different perspective.
    Maybe Kurt will want him to win an Oly gold for him!
    Kurt's always said he never wants to be a coach as he doesn't have the right personality for it. (In his book I believe he said that he would get frustrated too quickly)

    Quote Originally Posted by Boeing787 View Post
    One bold suggestion: Is a coach necessary when Patrick has mastered almost everything needed for a champion(Note: He has got his 4S). If Roger Federer can(could) make do without a coach, why not Patrick?
    Ask Kwan, see what she says about that... 2002 didn't work out as planned.

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    You took the words right off my fingertips, Toni!

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