Originally posted by NinerFanMT:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
What's your take on Sloan, MT? Are you sick of his gig, or what? Seems like he can get a crappy team to play better than they are, but does he have what it takes to really make a splash for it all.
I like Sloan even though I don't think he'll ever bring us a championship, but then again he makes our team better then most coaches would. I think he's earned the right to be there as long as he wants but I just hope that we keep making some more moves to help make us a title contender in the next couple years.
Sloan cant be blamed for not winning a title. in the days when he had the pieces, he wouldve had back to back rings if not for Michael Jordan, and after that he has never really had a title caliber roster.
the post Stockton/Malone era has basically been Spurs dynasty, Lakers dynasty, and only 3 other champions in the 12 years since our last Finals, so its hard to fault Sloan for not winning it all in that time period.
the fact that coaches like Sloan cant even get their teams close to a title for 12 years because of superpower teams is why i dont watch the NBA much anymore. if youre a Lakers fan, Spurs, or Celtics fan, you love the NBA. every other teams fans just say "itll be another season of being a 4-8 seed, and being lucky if we get to be the Lakers or Celtics punching bag in the Conference Finals".
and im not complaining, the Lakers are a very well oiled machine. i hate them with a passion, i always have, but its no secret theyre very very good. the league as a whole i think has a flaw. im not sure why or how, but over 50% of ALL the NBA Championships have been Lakers or Celtics. thats not good for a sport when the same 2 teams win over 50% of the time. and if you add in other 2 dynasties in Chicago and San Antonio, thats 43 championships between 4 teams, and 21 between the rest of the entire NBA.
the Yankees and Cardinals have 37 WS titles combined as the top 2 teams, and thats only 35% at most.