Originally Posted by franchize
Now now. Let's pump our breaks here. lol 1st of all, Woodson WAS here. While it's pretty clear now that D'Antoni limited what he was allowed to do, he isn't totally exempt from our defensive woes during Mike's tenure. End of the day, we were playing a defensive philosophy that doesnt work even with great defenders. Any player or coach during Mike's regime is part of the problem. Anyone who follows basketball knows that was a recipe for disaster and nobody, player or coach, stood up and said...Sorry Mike...but this has to stop!
That being said, he is doing a great job. His substitutions still worry me, but it's not that big of a deal right now. He has us playing winning basketball. Winning basketball doesn't just mean we're playing basketball and winning games. It means doing the proper things to achieve success. Sometimes it doesn't always yield results but given the proper talent, it eventually will.(ex Cleveland) Luckily for us, we hit the ground running. Kudos to Coach Mike... The REAL Coach Mike
He was here but as a head coach you have the power to bench players because they are doing something wrong. You also have the power to play who you want,how much you want and when you want.
If he was a head coach from the start I have no doubt we would be at the top of Atlantic division. With all our problems we're still only 2.5 games away from division leaders.
We would be a top4 seed for sure and I believe we could have had a better record than Orlando.