Sorry to ask what is an idiotic question, but even though PMac is not Andy's permanent coach it got me thinking. Can someone be a DC coach and also be a permanent coach of one of the Davis Cup team members? I know that Wilander has worked as a coach while also serving as Sweden's DC coach but his permanent gigs were not for Swedish DC players.
Not an idiotic question at all.... is/wasn't berdych's coach the captain of the Czech team at the same time? I believe it's possible, I don't know of any rules against it, so hopefully if there are someone will post them. Also, Andy's trainer Doug Spreen is the US Davis Cup team trainer. I can definitely see where it could get a little shady, not so much with Andy right now b/c he's pretty much always going to be picked as long as he wants to be, but what if PMac were coaching Fish or Querrey or Ginepri, guys who want to be on the team..... then it could be a strange conflict of interest.
in this case I just don't think PMac has the time to be andy's permanent coach. He has a little girl and twins on the way. He's the DC captain and a T Commentator at least sometimes, and he's also the director of the USTA high preformance development or something or other meant to help find new young american talent, so he just has an awful lot going on.