yet this might still have to be said in some other unheard of languages, lolLol @ people on here.
Paying more attention to politics than the actual team.
I guess MDA's decision to force the man who is considered our most talented player...to fit into his system, and make not a single ****ing adjustment, when it wasn't working...was what...good coaching?
Then when Melo, who hasn't been coached by MDA virtually his entire career like Amar'e, shows signs of frustration, and I can reasonably assume he also spoke to Mike about it....we look at Melo like "yo, what gives? BUY IN!!"
Another media term bandied about that people pick up, and regurgitate like a bulimic getting rid of that food.
I'm sorry...when you're doing exactly what you're told...and it's not working, at what point do you say "nah, let's try something else."
As much as people don't wanna hear it, or agree with it...that's actually more of a sign of leadership as apposed to some slap dick ******* that's gonna be a yes-man with the "ok, mhhmm, yep, you want me to....yeah, ok, no problem, yep, ahhhh well if it doesn't work I'll just do it again, yea, fine, no prob."
A star player not being utilized properly in the offense for the sake of an ideology, and "system"; yet he's somehow wrong to be upset...because...I dunno...he's either not meeting some contrived standard that's been set only in the minds of a small faction of people, or because the media keeps saying "let's talk about Carmelo?" So you get people ranting about his FG% without the slightest idea of what's causing the drop in FG% other than "his shots aren't falling, and I can't believe he's not buying in"
Like it or not, you gotta build your team around your stars. When you acquire a star, there's a reason why it's called a "franchise changing move." Hell, the best coaches just switch it up on the fly to accommodate the talent they have, like Greg Popovich. Spurs went from a defensive stalwart, to an up tempo, 3-point shooting, juggernaut last year.
Rosters cultivate your team's philosophy, and identity. You might have your own beliefs, and want to run a different kind of system, but if you don't have the players for it, you have to work with what you have -- even if that means changing your MO for the time being.
Melo is one of, if not the most important component on the roster, once you have him, love it or not, you gotta work with what you have -- not despite what you have.
MDA has his MO, philosophy, and team identity set before he even has his roster. That's ass backwards.
great post dude.