What I saw with the "Princeton" though was Nash turned into Ray Allen/Rip Hamilton. Bring the ball upcourt, throw it to a big at the 3 point line, run around the court, run through screens down low and come out on the other side, possibly open, but rarely open, trying to get the ball back. That's not the Triangle, Nash in the Triangle would bring it up, maybe pass to a big in the post or Kobe at the top, get the ball back a lot and either throw it back or go elsewhere, but he wouldn't be running around the court like Rip Hamilton trying to get open for catch and shoot baskets, he'd be able to actually stay in place more and get that rest you speak of. The principal of this system might have supposed to give Nash responsibility and rest, but in reality it didn't, it reduced him for Ramon Sessions and was a joke. I don't even think we're disagreeing here to be honest and I don't remember you getting flamed other than maybe for supporting Brown.
In the end it simply boils down to this for me, we HAVE a good roster, they clearly can play well and win, we just need a guy to come in and bring the confidence, play the right rotations, put them in position to succeed, get the most out of his players, to me that is Phil no question. Tonight we beat a crappy team, yes, but they did it playing basically playground ball with the weight of Brown lifted, to me you put a guy as respected and good at coaching as Phil in there and the team will turn around pretty quick, the man just knows how to build champions.
Yeah what the team was running wasn't actually the Princeton. If it was the legitimate Princeton, we'd see a little bit closer to what I wanted and what you're talking about. There'd still be more movement though and the Triangle would be more "rest".
The team they beat really isn't all that bad. They're actually first in the division I think before this game and they just beat the Clippers the other night. I agree with you that we need a leader. I think any of the combos I suggested would do it. If we bring in Phil, great. If we bring in D'Antoni and a defensive guy, great. If we bring in Sloan, great. Because all of those coaches will bring the necessary leadership for this team.