No. I do agree about some of his mistakes (sitting Timmy, not fouling when up 3 in game 6 -- BTW, I don't think Parker sat out anymore than the amount of time he deserved. He SUCKED tonight, and was killing the offense. Manu did make a couple of absolutely terrible mistakes, but at least he was scoring. parker wasn't doing anything).
But as a whole, I think Pop coached the hell out of this team. They are clearly less stacked in talent than Miami, but they were (until the game 6 collapse) the best team this series, and were a missed FT away from a title.
The system is great and their D was superb.
Difference in Gms 6 and 7 was: a) Danny Green coming down to earth. b) Ginobili sucking game 6 (with Parker being bad too), Parker sucking game 7 (with Ginobili making mistakes too), c) Miami's role players'(especially Chalmers and Battier) playing way better at home..
Pop mistakes were definitely costly at the defensive end of that Gm 6 collapse, but still, you make ONE more FT (missed 2 out of 4 in 40 or so seconds) and you're a champion. Against a more talented team.
I think he deserves the praise he got, and also deserves some of the criticism.
"The first time I ever saw my uniform hanging in the locker I put it on right away, and it just felt like I was putting on golden armour. From that day forward, I just called it 'the golden armour', it just felt like there was something mystical and magical about it" - Kobe Bryant.