I guess thats true to an extent. But earlier this season, even last season, and when D'Antoni was at the Suns he is doing things now with Lin he didn't do before. Making coaching decisions that any sane coach would have made but he normally didn't.
He was notoriously stubborn and refused to change his system, but for the most part the old chuck shots and run non stop offense is gone.
And I think its a weird thing to say its only a good coaching job if we won... Well yeah, because of good coaching decisions MDA made today, we were able to win...
still think the coach is a lucky bum but Lin very likely saved his job by being smart enough to lead on the court.....
Also I will give him credit for putting Shump on Calderon and assigning bigs to help defense lin on Derozan. If he did stuff like that more I wouldn't think he is a bum. If he keeps it up i will update my opinion on him.
MDA has been coaching pretty well to my surprise during this streak
Is funny how we're highlighting good things MOA has done when these are the things coaches should already know how to do. That doesn't make me feel any more confident about MOA.
I'd prefer to wait until he demonstrates something that requires more brainwork and strategic decision making.
Lin's talent along with the Team's fluid motion has really been the catalyst here. The bigger issue is Melo, in my opinion. When Melo is on the floor motion stops, the team ends up standing around watching.... STAT's numbers has gone down, Fields is lost and even Tyson Chandler is not used to his fullest; the whole team has suffered as a result of bringing in Melo. I think if the Knicks want to continue this great run they are on now and for years down the line they need to trade Melo and trade him now! I've read a few articles calling for a Melo to NJ for Williams trade as well as to Boston for Rondo and possibly Pierce... The Knicks were good prior to the trade and since the injury; what does that tell ya. Last year it was Felton playing like an all star (now he is floundering in Portland) and now this year Lin... Tell's ya something about MD's system and how it can really make a PG shine. Give this man a team the works together and in turn he will give the fans something to be excited about!