Look at what coach Adelman is doing in HOU, with THAT roster. He's TEN TIMES the coach D'ant is.
Let's face it: The only reason D'ant is coaching in the NBA is b/c Stern altered the game by changing all the rules to foster more offense. Got rid of hand-checking, lossened travelling rules...
Coach K at Duke is bewitched with Mike D and has run his offense for a few years.... It cannot even get Duke to sweet-16 in college!
Telling guys to run up the floor and chuck shots within 7 seconds is not a philosophy. It's a circus. There's a reason why NY cannot execute- b/c D'ant has no discipline. He does not strees it, like he doesn't stress defense.
Even I-Thomas could draw up a play.
As another poster mentioned: I rarely even see a play in these situations? Hard to even imagine what the plan was!
This game is an omen for what's to come. Sure, we might get good.... even championship ready.... but we'll never win with D'ant. He just cannot coach the halfcourt (and NOTICE all close games & playoff games boil down to execution in the halfcourt late in the 4th).
Only Lebron can offset D'ant. So, unless we get LJ... no shot we'll win a title for the next 2-3 years (until D'antidiot is run out of town).
MD's SSOL system becomes CFOS (completely full of shi$t) when the game is on the line![/font]