Okay:2nd.... The entire league know O'antoni doesnt preach defense as much as he should...show me one person is basketball that can tell us thet mike does a good job teachin defense.. just one person..
“I think that Mike’s a realist,’’ Jeffries said. “Defending, like anything else in the NBA, is a talent level. And you can’t have people that are not great defenders and expect them to be great defenders. Just like you can’t have people that aren’t great scorers and expect them to be great scorers. He put me out there to be a defender and he puts guys out there to be scorers. He does focus on defense, but if you don’t have defensive players, then you’re not going to be a great defensive team.’’
He added, “It’s not like he tells the guys, ‘Don’t go out there and guard anybody, just try to score.’ That’s not the case at all.’’What happened to it being one game? BTW, did we not play good defense in several games this year including the last game against the Hawks?3rd...the player brought it.. billups is the real leader...greatdefensive coaches can do it without the player by implementing a system that fits the player
Really? Didn't he ADJUST his rotation to include Carter and Balkman for defensive purposes?4th...mike cant make good adjustments on the defensive end
I think he wants to win and will ADJUST where he sees fit. He knows that our offense will be fine with Melo, Amare and Billiups anchoring it so that affords him the luxury to concentrate MORE on the defensive end.5th.. dont you think that because everybody talkin about our coach's lack of a defensive strategy.. is the only reason why he is bringing it up so much now.. what happen to the D in the past??