therealdeal wrote: lakerswiz wrote:
therealdeal wrote:I understand we're all frustrated with this season so far, but what else do you want from the man?
Better decisions upfront so we don't get to this point.
Mike Dan Tony was not a great choice. Was not a good choice. Is not even a decent choice. It was a terrible choice. It should have never even been in their minds. It shows the basketball knowledge of Jim Buss and it shows how senile Jerry has gotten.
If Jimmy is going to keep running the team like this, it's going to get really hard to put up with.
I disagree absolutely.
Who else would have been better? Phil? Financially it was irresponsible, he would have had marginal success for this team, and he wouldn't have necessarily maximized the use of Nash while trying to take the reins from Kobe a bit offensively.
D'Antoni might be failing thus far, but his hire was not the hight of stupidity at the time. There were positives to what he would bring and those positives haven't overcome the negatives. Oh well. It was a calculated risk that didn't pay off, or hasn't thus far.
And that compeletely ignores the fact that the man opened his check book and is spending more than anyone else in the league BY FAR for this team. He's put together a team with tremendous talent and a tremendous resume and THEY are not performing at a Championship level with consistency. For the man's faults, he has positives as well.
Most fans choose to ignore them completely.
Although you make some good points TRD, I tend to side more with Lakerswiz.
Maybe I'm just a negative person in general, but the MDA hire seemed like an absolutely TERRIBLE decision at the time. I know you cant put this season all on him, but many of us saw this type of season coming the INSTANT the decision was announced:
- Lack of defensive effort.
- Incorrect use of player talent
- Inflexible offensive system
- Inability to to effectively control/motivate large ego's in a high pressure environment
... and so far everything is coming true. I was over-the-top negative when I heard the announcement and felt it was the worst possible decision of available coaches. Then, I made a conscious decision to be more positive and see what happened. Well, my patience is starting to run out already.
We're not a little disappointing, we're the joke of the league right now.
Obviously, you cant blame this season on any ONE thing, but a lions share of blame should be sitting on Jimmy's (and all managements) desk IMO.