After watching the game, being frustrated, and sleeping on it, I think we're all able to exhale and move forward onto the next game. We are also in a better position to gauge what actually works, and what doesn't. Here's my thoughts.
The Princeton: After seeing just how much it held us back, I still say that we need it more than people are realizing. First reason I say this because it has done WONDERS for our bench. The last 2 games dating back to the preseason, our bench has been able to hang with others, and even bring us back from deficits (against both against sacramento). The bench entered in the 2nd quarter and extended a 2 point lead, up to 8 or 9 yesterday. I would HATE to see them not have such a offense to run. The second reason why I say we need this is because of our amount of stars. Now hear me out, come postseason, we need such an offense to fall back on to prevent stagnant ball dominant like play from the likes of dwight, kobe, or even pau.
Now with all that being said, the princeton should NOT be run by the starters more than 40% of the time. I think PnR's, and dwight n kobe post plays, should be run 60% of the time. I think this will eventauly happen. Nash is on the record for saying that he is in a peculiar position of trying to get the princeton going smoothly, yet getting in pnr's. Brown has openly said multiple times that Nash has free reigns on the offense. I just think that Nash being new, doesn't want to look bad coming down court and saying "ef this, i'm running a pnr", while everyone on the team knows that they're trying to get the princeton down. I think once everyone gets used to each other, and they can run princeton pretty effectively, nash would feel comfortable breaking it for more pnr's n playmaking. I don't see this as a big issue.
Now if there's anything that Brown should be bashed for, it has to be the defense. Thats supposedly his forte, and so far we haven't been above average AT ALL. If defense ends up continuing to be an issue, I will have no problem with the talks of a new coach. Because brown isn't even part of the offense. That's Eddie jordan and the system. But if he can't even do what he supposedly does best to an above average level, then yes, he may need to go. The freethrows is something that won't happen everynight, and the turnovers will reduce with continuity. Defense was my only issue in this game, and that's all on Mike Brown. Any thoughts on the game after a few hours of reflection? Please share.....