Re: Donavon? or Does Thomas has to coach?
1. Hiring a new coach would mean Thomas giving up some power, and that is not going to happen. The guy loves himself. Secondly Thomas has already proven that he has no idea how to hire a coach. Lenny Wilkens, Larry Brown, Herb Williams etc.etc. he could not exist with any of them. I remember when Herb was the coach and the reports were in the paper that Thomas was down playing at the practices. I don't think he can co-exist with a coach, because he believes he is the best.
2. Thomas has gotten the team to play hard for him and he has good motivational techniques, but overall he is an average to slightly below average coach, and he is not really a young coach anymore
3. As far as Billy Donovan goes, college coaches just don't seem to be a success in the NBA. It just does not work. I think Donovan is a great coach and his stock is really high right now, but I just don't think he would translate into a good NBA coach. The responsibilities of a College coach are completely different from that of a NBA coach