jamabile wrote:I will tell you one thing that agitated me. Ron got a flagrant foul in the OKC game and when the refs called it, Ron got upset and rightfully so. He got a technical. Bryant then went over and started talking to the referee and then out of nowhere he received a technical. I hate to make comparisons, but in this instance I will. If Phil was our coach, he would have received a technical, and I wouldn't have minded. I'm not saying Mike should have done that, but I didn't see any fire or emotion out of him when the call went down, but I could be mistaken. It just totally rubbed me the wrong way...
You're could be right, and I could be reaching; and given the fact that Phil and Mike have different personalities, it's easy to see them react in a very different manner given the circumstances/situation. However, I'm actually one of the few people on this board that want to have Mike Brown back next year. I'm not bashing him in any ways.
As of matter of fact, when I hear Jerry West say, "They have a very good team, but the thing I think ... when I watched them was this season to me was not really a basketball season," West said on the radio show. "To say it wasn't a traditional training camp, people don't understand how important that is. The other thing is, when I look at their team is they got a very good starting lineup but the inconsistency of the bench play is really what hurt them most. "I think at times, you bring in a new coach, Phil (Jackson) had been there so long and a number of the players were so used to playing in that system that there are adjustments to be made. If you don't have time to prepare in training camp, it's certainly not a good thing."
My point is we were doomed from the beginning trying to implement a new defensive and offensive system without a traditional basketball season. Mike Brown is not without his flaws. But let's give him the benefit of the doubt, go out and get the right pieces to build around his system. Then if he fails next year, he won't have no excuses. However, it's silly to fire him after a shortened season and the FO investing 4 million dollars a year in him.