i didnt think i needed to but maybe i should have said "....when he has a remotely sufficient pg." better? im not excusing anything about our horrendous start but if we perform at a very high level with the pieces in place its pretty much irrelevant. im not sure but the impression i get is that you feel less, longer possessions means more than efficient ones? if you combine the value of shots taken and fg % you essentially have your points per possession. obviously things like steals, fouls, etc can change these numbers but compared to converting fgs theyre almost irrelevant. points per possession is probably the most important number a team can put up. if youre converting a high % of your possessions into points it doesnt matter that the other team also gets more possessions. people hear SSOL and think that after 7 seconds the balls getting chucked no matter where it is. if you watch a game that is not the case. there have been bad shots taken but that has gotten infinitely better. you mention the ability to maintain a points per possession. you are right in that a team that chucks 3s will have inconsistent results. how large of a dropoff in 3pt fg have we seen since hes actually had a pg? we've improved our fg % in two ways: limiting 3s and only taking good ones unless the clocks running down.
that nash comment was just silly. i never said mda is a great coach no matter the situation hes in. i clearly stated he needed a pg like lin to run his offense. if that means to you hes a bad coach, so be it. if we have the pieces he needs to run a potent offense, i'll take a "bad coach" every day. what he does without lin, amare, whatever is not relevant to this team because our plan is to field an elite team, not one with holes and not one that cant play in his system. barring injuries or disasters were not gonna have a team that cant run dantoniball for a long time, so why does that matter?
when your big picture plan involves sucking for a few years and your coach doesnt miraculously turn your gutted team into a contender, there is not a chance he will be fired.
before you say tl;dr, you complain about efficiency, fluctuation in fg%, whatever, but these are the things mda is working to maximize with this roster. hence the pg getting into the paint, more dunks for chandler, and wide open shots.
i never said he was a great coach no matter the situation. i dont understand how you can be overrated when people completely ignore the fact that your offense can be unstoppable. complaining about the first month or so is like saying ford sucks cause their cars dont run well without oil. its just not a reasonable expectation.