D'Antoni is a great coach.
My point being if you dont grill somethings into certain people daily it may never take. If you dont grill defense and taking a charge into certain players daily it may never take. All the talk you hear is worthless. If he was training these guys at practice to play defense you'd see the tangible eveidence on the floor. Just like I see my kids pearly whites everyday.
IMHO MDA is happy with just outscoring oppenents. Heck he said it himself...
Also, I notice you didn't yet respond the AR fact massaging (something you claim you never do)...care to comment? Or are you just going to run, again?
Any response to the evidence I posted? Or can we just say that you've been officially KO'd..
I posted hard stats dude.. What do you have to say?
He was clearly being tongue-in-cheek.Originally Posted by Clyde & The Pearl
And what I was referring to was you saying he played over 11 minutes once. I showed that factually untrue. I also showed that you claim to "never massage the facts." Then I caught you doing it. Care to comment?
Let me just be clear, when I see individual players slacking on man-defense I blame the player first & foremost. But, when I see bad defensive rotations, guys looking at one another expecting the other to pick up their man on help defense & a general lack of intensity throughout the game on the defensive end, & then I watch D'Antoni with his arms folded on the sidelines with a pouty face and nothing changing after timeouts & empty quotes about having to pick up the intensity on the defensive side of the ball after games we've lost, then I blame the coaching for not drilling the importance of it into these players. Playing defense is a mindset, not a physical gift where some players have it & some players don't. As a coach it's your job to instill that kind of mindset into your players. If your team isn't stepping up their effort on the defense & looking clueless on defensive rotations, then I think the coach should be held accountable.