I disagree quite a bit with those who think the offense is not part of the problem........ of course it is if you over compensate the way MDA does....... from the personnel combinations to the over aggressive floor spacing offensively...he creates awkward scenarios for the other side of the floor both in half court and transition. You combine that with an inability to crash the boards and get additional looks when shots aren't falling and it can spell disaster defensively with a team that as constructed realistically only has average defense at best as a ceiling. Instead he takes a team that could possibly at least hold it's own on that side of the floor to a team that is a turn style on the defensive end.
So yes the offensive philosophy and MDAs stubbornness to relies on it even without the proper pieces is part of the problem as far winning consistently and in tight situations will go. If you are of the tanking mind at this point considering the lakers current situation than MDA is a really good fit. He was a horrible pick last year to replace Brown when chip or bust was the thought process........ tanking is more like making best of that bad decision at this point.
I agree with you, I'm not a fan of the Damfony offense.
what made the triangle so effective is that it actually provided for proper defensive balance so we got higher percentage looks and fewer runouts. With the Damfony system we brick a 3 then the other team has a layup drill. Plus Damfony is addicted to the whole "stretch 4" thing which I don't understand at all.