Hold up, you said we have a good team on paper? I won't get into that, I'll stick to the thread. Well I think D'antoni has overachieve in all his coaching seasons going back to Phoenix. After his 2004-2005 Suns team that won 62 games he lost Joe Johnson, Quentin Richardson, Amare (major knee injury) for the 2005-2006 season and the team won 54 games that season. D'antoni wasn't allowed to use the draft to get by the Spurs since the team sold almost all the draft picks from 2004-2007 keeping payroll down. The sold picks include Rudy Fernandez, Sergio Rodriguez, Luol Deng. In his 4 complete season with the Suns he average 58 wins a season in a very tough Western Conference, so he did overachieve with the roster he had Amare takin a year and a half to recover from microfracture surgery.
Just last season he won 26 games after getting rid of his 3 best players Marbury, Crawford, Randolph. The team started 6-3 before trading Crawford and Randolph that same day with the team 6-5. Had the 2010 plan not being there we would of made the playoffs last season for sure. But the goal was to cut salary just like his 2004 Suns team that traded Penny Hardaway and Marbury to sign a Steve Nash. To have us win 32 games last season without Gallinari and the other mentioned is a job well done. Until we sign at least one great player I won't tune out our coach since he has great record of never giving up no matter the situation and team he has. Last season was the funnest season to watch since 1997 for me. We are headed the right way with him as our coach! We'll be fine.