Rooscooter wrote:^^The Triangle at this level has only had success with one coach (who's physically unable to endure coaching full seasons) and two of the best players in the history of the game. It's been tried a lot with little to no success by others.
The Triangle is not coming back IMO..... and if it does winning won't follow.
The triangle needs players who can fit, coaches who can coach it, GM's who understand how to acquire the right players, and owners who are willing to commit longterm, not only to the coach, but to the players too. Players can't be coming and going. This kind of approach works at the collegiate level to a certain degree. At the NBA level, it's almost impossible in the modern NBA.
Cleamons didn't work out in Dallas because the player (Kidd) didn't like the system. Phil had the same issue with Jordan his first year, but managed to convince Jordan in the 2nd year. Despite this rough patch, Chicago ownership stood by Phil. In LA, he was close with the owner's daughter despite rough patches with Kobe (he wanted Kobe traded for Kidd of all people, oh the irony) and Jerry West.
Rambis didn't work out because the owner and GM kept changing the roster.
The triangle simply demands too much from NBA franchises.