No, he did fine in Phoenix. He's not good, and not bad either. The fault lies with our personnel.
No he did fine in Phoenix with everybody tailor made to play his brand of Basketball with shooters, youth and fire power on the bench, Nash in his prime etc. They still never won anything and only got close once with MDA and today and since Phoenix if everyone on the team isn't tailor made for his brand of basketball the teams haven't been successful and he refuses to adapt. The guy doesn't call plays he just wants the ball to find a rhythm and on top of all that he doesn't coach defense! He is a joke and the front office were idiots for hiring him in the first place and expecting anything less than failure because that is all MDA ever does is fail..
Then why isn't this roster tailored? Blame the management, not him. He has a vision that he wants to run this team in, and our owner decided to get him specifically.
That doesn't make him a joke. He's not defensive minded, so he's flawed. He can still get you wins in the regular season. Sorry, I am not seeing the argument. There's no reason this team's playing sub 500 ball in the regular season and losing to crap teams like the Toronto Raptors. There are many coaches that aren't willing to change their system completely. MDA still tries different rotations and gives everyone a chance, unlike Mike Brown.
We've just been spoilt by Phil, basically, and are now stuck with an average coach. We can rely on good coaching to get a 50+ win ball club to contender level... but a 17-22 team? Come on. The personnel just isn' there.