Originally Posted by LawrenceMD
doc is an awesome coach... especially when he got a competent team around him. think about last year. that team really wasn't that good but it was the little things like game management that almost got them into the finals.
doc is just like any other NBA coach though... if you have a great team. then the team basically dictates 90% of the record. Thats the way it is with the NBA.
phil jackson was only as good as the team around him.
vinny del negro will be a huge factor in the clippers eventual turmoil deep into this years playoffs.
I still think VDN is a terrible coach, those Utah games could been handled better.
But with Phil, i see him as a good coach because if he didnt coach the Bulls, MJ might not have won 6 titles, maybe 1 or 2.
Phil couldnt do much w/o Shaq but granted Kobe with Kwame and Smush is a lot worse than Rondo, KG, Pierce, Terry, Bass, Green, etc... Even last year, the roster was still solid and could make a good run because of defense. Pop is still the best coach right now with what he has done with the team, Celts is just as talented this year I have a feeling Pop could probably make the Celts be like the Spurs is right now. Thibodeau is also one of the best coach with what the team has done w/o Rose, last year and this season (though they are losing again).
I dont know, i just dont see how great Doc is. Remove KG and the Celts will probably be right there with the Bobcats and Wizards because KG pretty much brought defense philosophy to the team. I mean he isnt as bad as Mike Brown who literally rode Lebrins coattails but i just dont see him being "great" as most are labeling him to be.