Re: Where are all the "Fire Doc" proponents now??
posted at 3/4/2011 7:57 PM EST
So, you think Doc's a bad coach because he doesn't play the young guys, huh? So what do you call the minutes that have developed BBD, Rondo, Perk, and Delonte West (when he was here the first time) into the players they are today? What about Ryan Gomes. Did he and Al Jefferson get minutes as young guys and get developed? Many people have acknowledged that Jefferson hasn't really improved much since he left Boston. Think any of that has to do with player development by Doc??
Doc's not perfect. No coach is. But, when you take into account the injuries to Shaq, JON, Semih Erden, Delonte West, Rondo, KG, etc, etc.......what is it you thought Doc should do in better order to win games and maintain at least a chance to get best record in the East.
I'd also ask you to analyze and tell me what you think of the Celtic's bench performance this year. So, BBD is standing in for Garnett and Shaq and Perk when in foul trouble and at the end of games. Other than him, tell me how you think Nate, Semih, Wafer, Luke, and Bradley and others collectively performed when they were in the game together. If the subs were in together and without Ray, Paul, KG, or Rondo, how do you think they all performed during the season? Take for example, the recent Phoenix game or the first Phoenix game and tell me how you think the young bench guys performed.
Lack of young player development.....you might want to look at Danny and the young folks he drafted the last few years (Walker, Giddens, Bradley, and Luke). Not sure we'd see many wins playing those guys! I think Danny takes more blame for the risks he took in the draft choices.
As for Ray getting tired....Ray has been in great shape and the Celts have failed to get a guard that can give quality minutes. I do think Doc should have given Wafer more of a chance when Nate clearly wasn't delivering. Fair criticism. But, Ray's being off in the playoffs was due to 1. Shooters get hot and cold, its life and 2. He got a knee in the thigh. The year before, he carried us to wins like the Chicago series so he clearly wasn't tired that year.
Again - Doc's not perfect and I like the fact that you were somewhat balanced in your comments. But, Doc has done a great job of bringing the team together in their first year and winning a championship, then getting them to the finals and 2 mins from a championship a year when the veterans clearly were either injured or not motivated 2nd half of the season last year. I'd just those performances as a pretty good coach. When your team has multiple years of great records like this team since Garnett arrived, you have to give some credit to the coach, don't you?