Center Court wrote: MC wrote:
Center Court wrote:
MDA is a great offensive coach... just because his system is the opposite of what we need doesn;t mean his system can't work.
ON a young team with a dynamic point guard/shooters/slashers/rebounders/runners, it works perfect and we've seen it work.
Let's say he was Minny's coach wwith Rubio/Shved/Williams/AK/Love, I think it'd work brilliantly.
MDA's problem is that just like in NY, he failed to adjust. Refused to adjust, and that make him a bad coach. (in my eyes). This is why under Bernie it worked. He let them play to their strengths. No x's o's. Just go play. When you have Nash/Kobe/MWP/Pau/Dwight//Jamison you have players who don't need to be chained and shackled to a system. Maybe this is MDA adjusting and he likes and wants this type of game. Maybe he's just kinda thrown his arms up and is letting them do whatever they want so long as he stops getting the heat. Either way, I like what we've seen.
I always said, this team at it's best with have a soccer feel to it. Lot of passing, ball movement, cutting, lobbing, open shots, penetration, etc.
We've seen it work? really? have you? until you win at the highest level playing playoff basketball your system has done jack s**t in my eyes..... and not just a 1 hit wonder either like Dallas did with the 2 corner 3 floor balance concept.... try winning 2 or 3 or going to 3 out 4 championships with it.....
His system relies on jump shooters hitting shots and nothing more...... if they are not his genius of doing things like 2 corner 3 set up floor balance wise or having more than 3 guys under the FT line when the shot goes up creates defensive liabilites no team or player combination can make up for....
Why is it that people can only understand the offensive end without the other side? do people honestly only know half court games and not the totality of it all?
It's mind boggling to me
Maybe you just chose to selectively read but you missed the big point... he is a great offensive coach. I used the word offensive. OFFENSIVE. And it worked well. Just because they didn't win a ring doesnt mean it's a failed system... flawed, maybe. Besides all that, they could been one hip check away from the finals.
But besides Phil and Pop who's system has really worked this century? Brown? Spo/Jim Carry? They only did it once.
I would agree with you if we were talking about football where your offense along with personnel were separate from the defensive side of the ball but this is not football.
If you design an offense that has your pants down near your ankles if a the shot is missed you are NOT a great offensive coach.... you cannot just separate the two, offense and defense, in a sport like basketball..... you just can't.
So you can think he is a great "offensive" coach all you want........ the game is played equally on both sides of the ball, if you over compensate for one while creating a total liability to the other it does not make you a great anything.
You ask who's system besides Pop or Jackson this century?
You are asking yourself the wrong question than......
The question you should ask yourself is why this new philosophy of play while having no real legit success other than playing other teams that are running this flawed philosophy. Why move towards a style of play that has proven nothing this century or the last century? THAT is the real question here.
And my issue with that mental midget has nothing to do with playing small ball either..... it's about the philosophy of having 2 corner spot up shooters to space the floor with little player movement....... this is MDAs super aggressive philosophy, having a guy both strong side and weak side in the corners........ not all coaches running small lineups do this....... this is our super aggressive mental midget's philosophy and it is severely flawed for any combination of players creating liabilities threw the system rather than the talent itself.
If basketball is a game of chess....MDA's style is still playing checkers.....