If you want to see the Princeton offense at the NBA level, check out what Adelman did with the Sacramento teams around the 1998-2003 period. He had two post players who were both excellent passers in Webber and Divac. That offense was a thing of beauty, when it was going, the Lakers had a devil of a time stopping it. The Lakers only won that 7th game because they had better poise down the stretch. That was the Jackson difference, but make no mistake Adelman can coach offense.
So when the coaching job became open, I was fully in favor of Adelman as were many other posters here; we knew what he was capable of. Heck even Kobe was said to be very OK with him, it would have been great to see what he could do with Bynum and Gasol. But that baseball cap boy threw his tantrum and had to hire his man. And we have a coach who's severely challenged at the offensive end. I don't think he ever listened to Messina at all, consequently I'm not surprised Messina left. Here's hoping Nash can inject some smarts into the coaching staff. Especially if Brown gets replacement assistants not known for their offensive prowess.
So ... ok Brown didn't have a fair shot last season what with everything going on. Now he has a real PG, now he has access to all players, now he will have a full training camp and time for real practices during the season. No excuses. If they don't reach the WCF, Brown's gotta go. If they don't get past OKC, I can live with that as OKC is pretty dang good now, they are the team to beat in the West, at least until cap issues bite them in the butt. But Brown has to get the team that far or his 2nd chance is a failure.
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--John F Kennedy
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--Neither Bush nor Obama said this, but the way things have gone in this century, they might as well have.