And if you look at the one common denominator in the list of HOF names you just provided.... What is it?
NONE OF THOSE CATS LIKE TO PASS THE ROCK!
Look, sometimes when you look at D'ant you want to punch him in the nose. I d on't know why. But there it is. Still, look at Larry Brown. PLayers don't have to love you for you to be a good coach.
Bottom line: these players today are selfish, spoiled, and have been coddled since their AAU days. If you give them a curfew they think you're being overbearing. Ask them to pass the ball to the open man who has the better shot, well they think you're being a dictator.
Any criticism is construed as a manifestation of absolute hatred, and an assault on their character. This idea of respect-dissing and how these players misinterpret basic interpesonal relationships amazes me. Their peeps egg them on, and the rift grows....
Again, "YES" is all they want to hear.
With this said, MD earns his reputation here this year. Time to see results.