Re: Clips Now Contenders Because Of Doc?
posted at 6/24/2013 2:12 PM EDT
In response to puddinpuddin's comment:
In response to celticsfanmx's comment:
I don't hate doc but I dislike the way he has handled some situations within the organization.
1) Rajon Rondo (all the coddling while at the same time ignoring the sad reality of Rondo's game as a poor FT shooter and medium-long distance shotting skills).
2) the very poor rotations he uses during regular season and playoffs. I mean, give the veterans MORE rest. Let the younger players earn game experience and let the old legs rest. That alone probably would have helped us dispatch MIA in the last two series we had against them when we ran out of gas.
3) does't like to nurture younger players. If he wants to coach a veteran team, that is fine, but the celtics obviously have needed someone to develop the younger players and Doc just hasn't been that person...
And there's more, there's always more. No coach in the NBA is perfect, but heck, when you see coaches like Carlisle, Popovich or even Spoelstra in recent times, you gotta truly wonder about what Doc supposedly brings to this team that is so unique and irreplaceable.
My two cents.
I hated the way doc publically promised Leon a spot on the roster within hours after he went down in the PO's... and then..... didn't put his job on the line when DA threw Leon under the bus in the off season.
Doc was trying to keep morale at the time high with the emotionally charged promise.... and then after the smoke clears.... Powe is shown the door... w/o a word from doc.
Thats when you as coach go to DA, remind him of promises made and put everything on the line for your injured player. Doc caved... simply put.
UBUNTU dies a sad death. The rest is history.
Doc's ocean of empathy was 1,000 miles wide but 1 inch deep. Cheap, retail, loaded w/weasle words of little substance or sincerity. Glossy but empty.
And his handling of R9R was well below JVHS college semi-pro NBA coaching standards, bordering on professional malpractice.
Another thing I dislike about Doc is how he bashes the team when they are not producing on the court. In other words: when players are so exhausted that they can't even make a shot for christ's sake. How about stop blaming your players for being exhausted and instead focus on controlling their minutes BETTER! No wonder Ray Allen left, and no wonder he was looking AWESOME during the finals. Why? Because, for a change, he was left WIDE open and had space to shoot and attack the rim with penetrations, while doc wanted him to go run through screen, after screen, after screen... well, you get the idea.
And no, I am no expert in basketball, but come on, many of those things should be considered plain common sense. Yes, just like what cost Popovich and the Spurs the title: common sense. I.e. DON'T remove your best player from the game when you will need a rebound to win while MIA has a big man in the paint.
And then again, you can call me hater or fool, but I don't see how you can deny what I have written about Doc. Not saying he is a crappy coach, but I do believe that he wasn't the right coach for this team anymore. He needs a team filled with veteran stars that he can play with without worrying about giving them some rest or adapt to different, more challengin circumstances (something that popovich does very well).