JoelMyersScrotalSack wrote: 432J wrote:
JoelMyersScrotalSack wrote:This team is garbage. You don't know anything about basketball if you think magically replacing Brown, D'Antoni or any coach with Phil would cure this team.
you just showed you don't know anything about basketball with that post
to say that phil wouldn't have been an improvement over dan tony is pure comedy
And you just showed you can't read
Phil is a better coach but there's nothing to indicate this team's issues are strictly because MDA is doing something egregiously wrong. Even his supposedly D-less Nash Suns didn't play defense like this. The team is just a mess and no coach could get this team where we all expected it to be. The way they are playing basketball right now I would really question your intelligence if you can seriously sit there watching games and think this is a result of coaching.
While most of what you said is true, I think you are kind of discrediting Phil a little bit. We run whatever system the coach has in place, I dont think you could possibly tell me this run n gun garbage we are seeing right now would be better then a controlled pace of the triangle. Theres no question Phil would not have this team playing defense this badly, no Phil team has ever been bad defensively. Dantoni, well he has a track record. Those Suns teams are of many years past, Nash was in his prime and was a little quicker defensively (still pretty bad, but better). They had atlhletes all over the wings, Amare, Bell, Marion, etc. They had solid individual pieces to play defense, and were mostly a middle of the pack defensive team which was just enough for their style of play. Just look at his stint in New York, all offense no defense, none of his teams ever showed any real potential to be a contender.
Phil would have made this a much different team. Would we all of a sudden become a top defensive team? No, but you cant seriously think this team coached by Phil would allow 120+ points a game, 100+ in 6 straight or w/e the number is. We would probably be just as good defensively under Mike Brown at worst, which is still an improvement over what we are seeing now. Phils system and coaching style are vastly different then Dantoni, we wouldnt become contenders over night with Phil, but Id be willing to bet we would at least be .500 right now, were not even close to that and this isnt a scrub roster.