Dude have you been watching the Knicks this year?Seriously, oh and i love the title of this thread"Tired of needing the perfect team in order for bum coach to win", brilliant.Yes.. i still support MDA.
He's not perfect, but he's a good coach.
I'm a firm believer in the notion that every coach, even the very best, need the highest caliber players if you're going to have success.
Whether it's Pat Riley, Phil Jackson or whoever.
Look at all those years Riles had Ewing and no second star and didn't get it done
Jackson without Jordan that one year= no title.
Jackson w Kobe aging, decides to retire.
I think the same things are important that most people do. I enjoy good defensive play and strategy. I was one of the first people on the forum to call for a defensive assistant to be added to the coaching staff.
W Woodson so far this year were 8th in defensive rating. Seeing that I'm like what do people have to complain about. We've held teams to around 80 points in a few games this yr.
Right now its the offense, the bad backcourt and some gellin issues from Amare now being entrenched at the 4 and the rest of the guys not really have a feel for each other and playing together that are our main issues.
I think Melo takes too many shots also. He needs to be a distributor, get guys involved in the first 3 quarters and take over if needed in the fourth.
But back to my original point. MDA needs a PG to run his offense, no secret there. Every coach needs components.
Thruout NBA history it's always been the same.
When he had Nash and Felton MDA could run his stuff and he had success. Without someone who can really run a team you see what we've been subjected to... Melo trying to play point forward. This is not ideal.
When Baron Davis steps on the floor. We'll start to see this thing look the way it's supposed to.
Until then we will be incomplete, lacking in the most important type componentry for this system.
Naturally MDA and the success of the team is affected by this and the other issues I've highlighted.
Idk what some of you want the man to do. With a complete team this coach will have good success.