Last nights game we played excellent team defense. Which should be something that they're coached to do. BUT, we KNOW for a fact that this isnt MDA's strength.
I wouldnt be surprised if it comes out that Billups and MELO kinda lead the defensive practice the day before. Or that MDA at least got some serious input from these guys.
So if you look at it objectively you can see that it truly is the coaching or non coaching that leads to good or bad defensive play...
If MDA got serious input from Billups, wouldn't that mean he DOES care about shoring up defense and adapting, which cuts against the argument that he, well, doesn't care about those things?
Things that do not surprise me:
1. A longtime, famous coach talking about the merits and effects of coaching.
billups is a professional.. he wont disrescpect his coach....even when he disagreed with Larry brown.. ok
billups.. like he did when o'antoni jumped on douglas.. pulled TD to the side and showed him what he did wrong..
screaming at a player and showin him what he did wrong are two different aspects..
and O'anotini has a problem communicating defense to his players
billups will talk out on the floor and that alone will make us a better defensive player..
why would billups beat a dead horse.. when everybody in the league know this
that means he understand that if these vet... dont buy in.. and voice that upstairs.. he is a goner.. so it pays him to listen...
we got O'antoni because we thought he would help us recruit players from team USA.. who has he helped us recruit...
Amare almost didnt come because of him.. we have to give him 100mil to put up with O'antoni.. Melo was comin here with or without this coach.. aight
as far as im concerned.. we got what we wanted from him.. rather did not get from him.. but though we would..
soo he can go now,
1. A spin doctor trying to discount the Quote (since you love quotes) from one of the Most Respected basketball minds ever.
2. Your lack of understanding his comments.
Spin it how you want. Everyone knows wassup. Better players means MDA has no excuses now.
Not trying to spin anything...here's a tip for you in the future:
When you read a quote, think: what is that person's angle? Why are they saying the things they are saying?
Its surprising because I know you can and do think about these things, look at the way you responded to the Billups quote. Its shocking to me how blindly biased you are, so biased you refuse to even acknowledge the bias. Hubie has an angle, as a coach do you expect him to sit there and say "Coacing isn't that important, its really on the players."?
Billups has an angle as well, I just wish you would be fair and realize everyone has an angle and there are reasons why people say the things they do.
As for moneyg - yikes. Wow. Any proof to the statement "Amare almost didn't come here because of D'antoni"? Or is this just more conjecture with no evidence or proof?