Bottom line = 1/2 through season and 16 WINS
We can discuss players , coaching , front office why this team is needless to say under .500
My view points :
The inception of Coach K. from the beginning of training camp through the first 10 games as professional athlete's getting ton's of money , telling the fan base that as athlete's they know how to perform and work as a team over that period of time , to find themselves as a team and know Coach K's system.
I held out and let the team mature and then make a discision what was happening at the 25 game mark .
The season looked very promising with a core of Bobby S. coming back from injury, Bogut , Charlie V , Redd , and Mo . Backups Gadz , Bell , Yi , Mason, new role acquisitions Ivey , Ruffin & JAke V. made this team IMO as deep as 8-9 solid players.
From the get - the team showed Defensive proll'es , but it washed away as did their offense. Just a short couple years ago , this team was winning or lossing close games shooting 46% , and I am seeing a team shooting at times (to frequent through out games under 40%. )
This team has offense.
So what does the half way water mark tell me about the team I have followed for 30 years :
They aren't in sink with the coach.
A good example is Mason coming back from N.O. and signing because he not only want to renew his career playing in Milwaukee which he likes , but he likes the players and organization. So obviously it's a team that likes to play with each other , no brawl's in locker rooms , or on the side lines call out players. ** And when Redd was solo'ed out a week or so ago back from injury , don't blame Mike for his offensive shoots , he's been doing this to try to win games , because he never had a supporting cast that would have the balls and take winning shots. (Redd let's hope is going through a growing pain period as MJ did , when he had to pour in hundred's of points because he never had a team around him , until Pippen and Grant showed up)
Mike even said before the season , hopefully he won't have to be the man every game , and he felt the team was the deepest he has had.
So 16 wins -
We have a young core of players , and it isn't a time to trade , trade again.
I think Kohl; had the right idea when Harris's dad was in Milwaukee and convinced Kohl to anti-up for high profile coach George Karl.
I think it's time we need to salvage this season and get into the playoff's as I and the organization and the players thought the BUCKS would do.
It's time to fire the coach and bring in Sir Van Gundy that will teach the players to play defense and start playing above .500 like this team can easily do.