Re: Paul lost this game
posted at 5/4/2013 10:02 AM EDT
In response to Gasthoerer's comment:
If you really think, that a team with a 35 year old PP, a 37 year old KG, an over the hill Terry and a above average guy like Green in his first year after a heart surgery, combined with some china cast offs is a contender, then we have to agree to disgree.
Then I even understand your dissapointment and the Doc bashing. For me, this team even with Rondo, Sully and Barbosa was not a contender. Without them, reaching the postseason and giving a good fight, was already more than I expected.
Still it is easy to say "almost anyone is better than Doc", but obviously it is not so easy to tell us a name who is available.
JVG... hes been coaching longer than Doc... didnt just become head coach of an NBA team from the get go, like Doc...instead he went through coaching HS, then college, then many years as an assistant coach in the NBA.. He learned his trade the way most do, from more expereinced , successful coaches... by paying his dues.
He coached the Knicks to 6 straight playoff appearances or something like that .. and to the NBA finals. He also has a better win% than Doc.
IMO JVG is much better strategist than Doc as he pointed out last night that AB's effectiveness on both sides of the ball was diminished by forcing PG duties on him,... something some here have pointed out before, including myself.
Now you can disagree that JVG isnt as good a coach...I think hes an upgrade from Doc in many respects