Re: Fire doc
posted at 4/12/2011 6:21 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Fire doc
[QUOTE]I like Doc Rivers as a coach. He is a players coach and he is good at coaching veterans. However, when it comes to developing younger talent he falls short. I think he knows that and that is why he wanted one more run at the championship with this group. Regardless of what happens this year I believe Doc will walk away. After this year we will probably need to start rebuilding and Doc is not the coach for that. There are certain coaches who can develop younger talent and Doc unfortunately is not one of them.
Posted by RampageIMT[/QUOTE]
So, what young talent didn't he develop - Giddens, Bradley, Luke, or what other late second round pick did he not develop? These players on other teams all look great or would look great, right?????
So, what about Baby, Rondo, West, Jefferson, and Gomes who all learned under Doc when they first came to the league? Oh, I'm sorry - he gets NO credit for the ones doing well and all the blame for the bums Danny drafted lately?
Think about what your GM has done to his team, the draft choices over the last couple of years, the missing of DeAndre Jordan or Anderson or others Danny passed up so he could get Bradley, Giddens, Walker, etc. Then, he trades away Perk and disrupts the team that won the championship and was about to win until Perk hurts his knee. That's it Danny - get rid of Perk and get Murphy, Sasha, Arroyo. Then, count on 39 year old oft injured 350 pound Shaq and oft injured over the hill JON. That's it - go from the team you had to the team of the injured.
Actually, I understand Danny's gamble and he may have done the right thing for the long run - but he sacrificed this year's team to do it. If he had kept Perk and gone for ONE player to back up Pierce, Kept Semih instead of that 2nd round pick he got, he would still have the same team and have a chance.
your anger is misplaced. The GM makes the moves and the coach has to live with them. In this case, if I'm Doc - I quit this year and i NEVER trust Danny again and never forgive him for pulling the rug out from under me. 3/4 of the year I hold it together only to have Danny destroy the team at the end and expect 33 to 40 year old players to hold up against the Rose's, Lebrons, Wades, etc of the world. Good deal that is, right?