i was on the fence a lot about kiraly, but now i think he's really just not that good a coach. what a waste of some of the best players in the world! I don't mean destiny; he still had some great players, but he can't give them much direction or technical insight, it seems.
It's hard to be a USA coach and Kiraly certainly has both supporters and detractors. I, too, would have preferred more technical advice during timeouts instead of motivational phrases.
I think being an assistant to Hugh Mccutcheon in the previous quad influenced Kiraly's timeout style. However, Mccutcheon was a much better speaker whereas Kiraly often comes across as awkward and repetitive.
Compared to other previous USA coaches, Kiraly's not a great tactician and doesn't excel in making in-game subs changes like Lang Ping. Neither is he a big technical coach like Yoshida was. He's also not as skilled in managing players like McCutcheon did.
Given Kiraly's limits and inexperience, he implemented a specific system and culture that he can coach comfortably. Then he fit players into the system rather than build a system based on his athlete's strengths and different personalities. He bet that this system would be good enough to take Olympic Gold. Unfortunately it failed, despite having quality players.
Is he a good coach? At times he can be, but highly situational. I think you put him to coach a professional team overseas and he'll have many problems...
With USA NT, Karch had mixed results. Olympic Bronze is a disappointment. But WCH Gold will shield him for a while...