More specifically, what are they missing on defense?
Those kinds of coaches who emphasize the defensive side of the ball significantly more. Just about any coach in the league does. Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to knock Mike; Mike is a terrific coach. I just don't know that his beliefs ultimately win. His Phoenix teams came close, but I just know that in my experience, I do know this: when you're playing a team that is as good or better, there better be times that when you need to, you can get stops. I think that's the difference between teams that win big and teams that just win a lot of games in the regular season. When you need to, you better be able to get stops, and I just don't have a lot of confidence that the Knicks can do that, not just based upon their personnel, although that's part of it, but more on the emphasis that the coaching staff places on it. Unless he changes his approach defensively, no matter who they add to the team, I don't think you win championships without being able to defend. I have significant doubts that their style and the lack of emphasis on the defensive end will result in a true championship-contending team. Let's face it, Mike's won a lot of games. I give him credit that he does what he believes in, but until I see his teams able to succeed that way when it really matters in the Eastern finals, in high-leverage games, I feel like the underlying reason why they don't is the fact that they're unable to get stops when they need to.