Coaching is making all the difference in the world in the NBA these days
That's so true, I think even moreso than the past.
You look at teams like Phoenix, Dallas........these teams took major extra steps because of coaching. Sure the players are ultimately responsible for buying into the system but it was certain principles (Avery's, Mike's) that made them improve as a unit so well.
I absolutely hate Larry Brown....hate him. I think he's a sellout and is really selfish. But at least he's won everywhere he's been, which has been alot of damn places, and he's done it with different types of players and personalities at every stop (can you be much different from David Robinson, to AI?)
Marbury at this point is almost indefensible.....he's just a muh****in loser.