Doc Brown wrote:Why the hell do you cater a coaching decision for a 40 year old PG?
Is New York going to fire Woodson, so that they can get a coach in there to maximize Kidd's talents?
I had some lengthy debates here about the Princeton. It was not my first choice, but I didnt have a problem with it the way the majority of fans did. And I understood fully where people were coming from with not wanting to suppress Nash, but I thought this was one of the few things Brown handled correctly.
Install a system where your best players would thrive (Dwight and Kobe turned the ball over a TON, but they shot the ball extremely well when they didn't in the Princeton), but leave full flexibility for Nash to call audibles whenever he wanted. The problem was Nash didn't feel the need to be assertive early on, and then he got hurt.
It just didnt make sense to bring in a guy who's system (which is alot more rigid that people realize) needs sustained top level PG play when the one we have was 39, and already injured at the time of hire no less, and requires uptempo, when the only young guy in the core is coming off back surgery.
You play to your strengths, even if they aren't as "entertaining" as you'd like.