Originally posted by kray28:
I can't stand Pringles,...he's just as bad as Potato. He's the flip side of the coin though....Brown coached D, and couldn't do anything for the O.
D'Antoni knows his O (although with some crazy pace related flaws), but does nothing on D.
We are so screwed.
The negativity surrounding the team is at a fever pitch....you wouldn't even know that we've won 3 in a row.
This is more of his reputation than the reality, IMO. I haven't seen anything that suggests that he "knows his O". He has a basic philosophy that's sound, but schematically he's an ideologue. The players have to fit his philosophy...which IMO is as basic as "spread the floor, move the ball, & run pick & rolls", rather than him altering his system to fit his personnel. I just can't say that a guy "knows his O" when he can't figure out how to make Gasol & Howard work together.
That said, the guy who fits this style better than anyone (other than Chris Paul) is about to rejoin the squad, so D'Antoni very well might have the personnel to fit his system. And even aside from Nash, this style is so PG dependent that we've been operating at a tremendous with Duhon & Morris running the show. Essentially, it's been Kobe in a miscast role, so by getting Nash back we're improving at 2 separate positions rather than one.