Re: Rivers judge of talent????
posted at 12/16/2011 2:48 PM EST
In Response to Re: Rivers judge of talent????
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Rivers judge of talent???? : Everything you say is true, and I agree 100%........BUT, would you agree that the coach has more information than we do on the subject? Brady thought the guy was open, the coach knew he wasn't. Doc goes by what he sees at practice, and this is the reason Giddens, Hudson and Walker couldn't get on the floor. Watch the Celtics after a timeout - usually, Doc designs a great play based on the opponent and the conditions. He has, IMO, a great feel for the game. We don't know, but perhaps some of his players don't have the same feel - like Gerald Green - the kid was given every opportunity in the world, but just couldn't get it done. Should he still have played him? Believe me, I criticize Doc all the time during the game, but never on who should be playing, because I don't know the injuries, personality conflicts.....and the like. Usually, I would yell at him to sub for BBD, or to tell Rondo not to shoot, or something.....but I never criticize the sub patterns............I don't have all the facts!
Posted by Red-16Russ-11[/QUOTE]
Red, I understand your logic and cant disagree in general.
However, think about this. With your rationale, Doc should never, ever be criticized by anyone for sub patterns (for ex), because hes in the best position to have all the facts and should know best. Meaning his judgment can never be questioned. Heck, no coach should ever be fired either.. Now, youre a reasonable person, can you live with that?
Cause if you can, I could introduce many, many identical situations that have failed miserably from business, government, sports etc. Nobody should be granted "God" status and we all should be able to voice our own opinions on the matter. If not, this discussion board should be burned at the stake. Who are we to suggest or criticze anything going on with the C's, right?
Red, Im positive Doc will even admit making many mistakes with just about every situation..
Good discussion, though. Valid points on both sides.