But that offense has to slow down and become more conventional. We'd still be a "middle of the pack" to poor defensive team if we promote and cultivate extra possessions/shots over the course of the game. Your opponents' field goal % doesn't mean **** if you're not limiting the amount of shots they're taking. 44% of 100 is still more than 44% of 93.
So the problem is twofold. The Knicks fail in situational defensive possessions, the team philosophy just goes against the fundamental ideas of good defense, and we rotate in the half court like a person with vertigo...so it's really threefold...
But there's only so much an assistant can do.
Guess if I was simple in the mind...everything would be fine.
Ha Ha Ha.....I dont know which one is more of a BUM-BUST coach in the NBA
between Lawrence Frank or the Dantoni-brothers????
Shut this thread-down.
Donnie Walsh didnt get an extension for one main reason....
he did not FIRE Bum Flawed coach Dantoni's small-ball, small-rotation,
no-defense, and no game strategy coaching.
A president or GM are not going to get an EXTENSION when their headcoach
top priority has been to devalue players by decreasing over 30 something Knicks
players "trade-value" to where the next team want a first round draft pick (also)
when trading a Knicks first round draft pick player.
How good can our headcoach be when he devalued every player that cant shoot
a 3-ball shot???
P.S. If the Knicks wouldve started the 2010-11 season with a
bigman roster rotation of.....
PF-Amare/ David Lee
Donnie Walsh wouldve received an extension to his contract having
a bum-flawed headcoach Damnphony.
In the final minutes of a game when u are using an offensive-lineup and
a defensive-lineup, coach Phil Jackson offensive lineup consist of
Harper, Kerr, MJ, Pippin, and Kukoc.....Rodman was on the bench waiting
for the defensive-lineup to come in. Harper, Kobe, ???, Horry, and Shaq,
while Fisher & Grant were apart of the Defensive-lineup.
Damnphony 8 year career coaching in the NBA has never had an offensive-
lineup and defensive-lineup on any of his rosters.
Jefferies receiving the ball only showed how flawed Damnphony offense
is....every Knicks-Fan watch for 6 seasons how no NBA team ever put a
man to defend Jefferies on offense....Jefferies thousand miss layups made
Charles Smith happy.
In Phil Jackson's case, I can think of non Jordan as well as Big Shot Bob instances in which designed plays have been critical to playoff and finals victories.
You are right though. You get the ball in the hands of your best player. Whether or not a made shot decides upon a coaches brilliance depends upon the eye of the beholder.
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That's a good point made. I do think a defensive assistant is the LEAST we can do...why the hell is D'Antoni's brother on this team? He was a high school coach and a Suns assistant...surely he could be replaced with the likes of Lawrence Frank?
I'm talking about D'Antoni's 4th quarter capability as the NYK's head coach.
He has been ****, has he not?
And when you think of the clutch plays that got the Knicks W's during the season, how many of them were within 15 feet of the basket? How many of our designed plays - other than P&Rs - were run within that 10-15 foot arch all season?
This was the other point I made in your quoting of mine, let's go with that after we talk about D'Antoni's fumbled 4ths.
You did answer my question, yes. But you answered it by talking about Phil Jackson, Jordan and The Black Mamba.
We're talking about our plays - lack there of - and how we, not only in the 4th, utilise our roster's abilities, and whether or not the system works.
You can easily go back and look at highlights on YouTube for a freshener if you can't recall anything off hand.
This is a good one if you want to talk about our offence.
It's a little bit long, sorry about that, but there is one particular play that I'd like to focus on toward the start of the clip, which is STAT's hand off to Melo.
This, as far as I see it, is worth some serious discussion: The Symbiosis Of Our 2 Superstars, and how MD's offence limited their teamwork, after their first 5-6 games together.