Originally Posted by SoCalMike
Thank you for a pragmatic and realistic response.
As much as we might like to think it, these NBA coaches (especially the ones with multiple rings) do indeed know a lot more than we do.
Phil's decisions are not above questioning. Jeff Van Gundy (an excellent analyst and a highly-regarded coach in his own right) was questioning his moves as much as we all were. I agree that we shouldn't be calling Phil an idiot or a "stealer of money" (Steve Hartman's words--man do I hate him), but we're all entitled to interpret things as we see them.