JGC wrote:MDA is far from ideal, but neither Mike Brown nor MDA are bad enough to make what should otherwise be an elite team into a below .500 team. I mean both guys have recently had 60 win seasons.
With a better coach, we'd be a little better, and above .500 but we wouldn't still be elite.
I mean think about it. We have a point guard and yet still, we don't have a point guard.
I am convinced, however, that a better and less stubborn coach than those two could have gotten us into the playoffs, which is something that's in great jeopardy right now. It seems like D' Antoni didn't even give a crap until he finally got Nash back. In fact, I feel like rolling with Bernie the rest of the way would have given us a better shot at the playoffs.
Regardless, I was opposed to the MDA hire to begin with and he's done nothing to convince me that he should stay. I think he needs to go in the offseason. Whether he does or not, who knows?
Remember when we said ANYBODY would be better than Mike Brown? Well, we have somebody other than MB and we're still not that much better.
I also don't think MDA is as stubborn as you are saying. I mean, we aren't running the MDA offense at all. The PG doesn't touch the ball very much at all and probably the least of any MDA team ever. The Suns under MDA were a middle of the pack defensive team. We aren't. By virtue of the fact that we have better individual defenders, we should be better than middle of the pack defensively under MDA but we aren't. In fact, this team demonstrates nothing that resembles anything Mike D'Antoni whatsoever.
I mean people blame MDA but the guy did get 60 wins with the right players. If we had the right players, then MDA wouldn't be a problem. But we have the wrong players.
Yeah a different coach could maybe eek us in to the playoffs. But what difference would that make? We'd still lose anyway. So the real problem IMO, is that we need a roster change. And yeah, MDA isn't my favorite coach and so I wouldn't mind seeing a coaching change either but in my view, the difference between being elite and not being elite starts with the roster.