Punk-101 wrote:Mike D'Antoni: I think the saying "a team takes the personality of its head coach" is the case here. I think the guy is seriously just farting around until Nash gets back. I mean, of course he wants to win and I'm sure he's frustrated and trying to find ways to win, but I think he's dealing with some subconscious hopelessness since he doesn't have Nash. "We need Nash to make this work, so why bother" is what I think he is subconsciously emitting and the team is subconsciously absorbing.
These guys really do seem like they're lost and that's because I sense Mike is just desperately awaiting Nash.
There inlies a double-edged sword. Nash is going to come back and the energy is going to infuse this team and Mike is going to be more excited and more passionate and the guys are going to feel that and react to it...
But at the same time we're digging ourselves into a hole too deep to recover from. We're 4 under .500 right now and even Nash won't be able to change that a whole lot. And what happens if Nash comes back and gets hurt again? This team even more seriously?
We're flirting with doom on this team and D'Antoni's got to lead better. He's a better coach than Brown, but right now he's not acting like it and he's not doing nearly enough.