Re: Doc was a sunshine coach
posted at 7/12/2013 10:42 PM EDT
In response to Karllost's comment:
In response to chris33's comment:
Doc was an average coach.
You're being extremely generous with your assessment.
Doc was gifted COY with Orlando without even making the playoffs.... go figure
Danny Ainge brought the Celtics a title in 2008 by getting KG & Ray here... and Doc rode their coattails and not much else. KG was defacto player/coach
Doc is clearly a below average coach as his only attirbute is to allow great players to do what they want and hope they're good enough to win a title.... this is personnified with his mishandling non-handling of ROndo
Celtics should have never let THibs slip away
Ok, Doc’s just not a good coach? I guess we need to decide what constitutes a good coach. W-L records? Player improvement? Overall team management? Player and game management? What is it?
Doc inherited a team in serious demand of therapy.
Think anyone could have won with Mark Blount, Marcus Banks, Antoine, Gary Payton Jiri Welsh and Delonte West? So why bash Doc for not leading them to a championship? He’s lucky he got them to show up on time.
Did any of those players leave here and go on to do anything notable?
He got a couple of great players and won. How many teams have talent and don’t?
Oh, and to those that say he never won anything with Orlando? Who did they have?
Championships are won by players. Coaches set parameter and MANAGE the talent given them. Sometimes a coach’s best job is setting attitudes and parameters, stepping aside and letting the players play. Not saying that’s all Doc did, but in his defense that’s the least he could have done and been as successful as he was.