The main thing I've seen wrong with his coaching lately is his lack of using timeouts when our opponents go on runs. In the last two weeks I've seen 3 14-0+ runs happen against us without MDA using ONE timeout. He really needs to get a better feel of the momemtum of the game and his team and call timeouts accordingly. We went on a 4-0 run yesterday and Dallas immediately called a timeout to cool us off. MDA needs to work on that.
That being said, compared to where we were a month ago, he's MUCH IMPROVED! It only took him from being a day away from losing his job to do that though... Don't forget that. lol And now that I think about it, when we don't have Lin in the game the guy can't coach for crap because we lose whatever lead we have immediately just check Lin's +/-. That's why he plays Lin 40+ minutes a game and 46 minutes yesterday. I don't know if it's D'Antoni that's coaching good or that Lin is just that good?
Just because Lin comes in and starts doing some amazing things does not mean Antoni has somehow improved as a head coach. When Lin is on the bench we usually start to struggle. I'd say Antoni's "genius" is knowing when to play or rest Lin. That's about it.
We're clearly not running his offense the way everyone knows it to be. Smarter shots are being taken and they aren't being rushed to maximize possessions. I watch every game and Lin mostly plays the game based on what he sees. He's very good and works well with the team around him. Antoni has done better at matching up via substitutions but I can't give him the full green light yet. I'm unsure if this is all Lin or a true coaching resurrection.
When we were losing I said "Give Dantoni time"
Now that we are winning I say Give Dantoni time!!!!
It was unfair to judge him with the roster we started with, it is equally unfair to praise him because of this recent run!
Only time will tell!!!
Its games like this why I cant give MDA to much credit.
Down by 8 with two superstars that are 6 9 & 6 11 we're shooting jump shots.
Conventional wisdom says you go inside to get easy baskets, if not the basket the foul.
We do absolutely no posting. Once he realizes a post game can help you win games he'll be a much better coach....
You guys like to blame D'Antoni because its the easy thing to do, kinda like how people treated Marbury.
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