Re: Doc, stop complaining!!
posted at 3/27/2011 9:58 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Doc, stop complaining!!
[QUOTE]yup, Karl, its all that simple. That's why the man has won coach of the year, coached a championship team and pulled them together in their first year, took that same team to 2 finals in 3 years, got within 4 points of his second championship, had his players/owner/GM beg him to come back, and have the best regular season record in the league over the last 3 years. Its all because he's an idiot and you know how to coach better. Perhaps his motivation technique works better than yours. Maybe you really need to rethink your strategy about how to motivate players. You don't bench your best players, you help them learn and play through the troubles. As I said in another post: I assume you have a job. Imagine your boss when pressed about Company performance says "yes, Karllost has been terrible and I'm going to take away his job. I'm announcing it to everyone on the team now. Say he even just says it in a staff meeting. How do you feel about him and how much do you want to work hard for him now". Then, imagine your boss says in a staff meeting "The company isn't performing well and I need you all to step up to better performance and harder work." Then privately, he comes to you and says "here's what i want out of you and i won't embarrass you, but I do need you to do XYZ better". Now, do you hate your boss or appreciate his candor in private? Doc should not name names and should keep his approach. Sub more....maybe. That's his call. I questioned him too until I kept seeing his success, first year, second year without KG, third year all the way to the final game, and this year with all the injuries. So, I trust him more than you. We'll see who's right at the end of the season - you, the experienced NBA Coach, or Rivers, a little MORE NBA experience....who in your mind clearly doesn't know what he's doing.
Posted by Celtsfan4life[/QUOTE]
Cfan4life, thats really beneath you. The easy cheap shot of an NBA coach with one title surely knows more than I do..therefore whatever he does mus be perfection and whatever criticism a layman makes must be dismissed... Really, thats pathetic
Using that rationale, anytime Phil Jackson says the Lakers are a better team than the Celts and will beat them again in the finals...well, maybet KG & PP et al shouldnt even show up to play the series... afterall, who are we to believe, a coach with 10 or 11 (whatever it is) NBA championships or DOc, who's telling his team they can win but only has one title???
Also you miss the point again, for like the 3rd time... I didnt question Docs methodology of dealing with the players... I questioned his comments to the press abot "selfish" and "soft".
Youre trying to make a point that Docs style is to let them work it out on the court... thats fine.. Tell them as a team where their shortcoming are and perhaps speak privately to individuals about specifics.. thats cool too..
But he did sit the bench, covered his mouth with his hand and told the team to figure it out themselves... he was disgusted.. What Im driving at is DOc cant be disgusted...not after so many games of this garbage play... when he refuses to limit some of their minutes.
He should keep his cool but he wants it both ways... He wants to handle the team his way (as youve stated.. quietly, in practice, private discussions etc), not limit the minutes of any of the Big 4 ... thats not his way... yet call them selfish and soft to the media..
Hey, if Doc's gonna throw darts (rightfully so imo) then back it up with your actions. Otherwise, keep quiet and stick with your plan. He cant trash the team (and hes made plaenty of implications who hes talking about) then be so tender and gentle with how he handles it ...refusing to takes any minutes away from the offenders..
Thats how I feel about it. Im not placing myself above DOc as a basketball coach but this particualr subject goes beyond X's & O's... and you shouldnt presume to be an expert about what my expertise is and assume DOc is more qualified on any subject other than playing basketball and the general subject of coaching in the NBA