migya wrote:David wrote:tHe_pEsTiLeNcE wrote:david. just out of curiosity why are you a warriors fan if you live in texas? A state with 5 NBA championships and two of last years three best records?
I'm a Mavs fan. The Warriors have our coach.
I like the job Avery Johnson has done, but Don Nelson should still be in Dallas. I thought he had retired for good. As it turns out, Cuban ran him out of town.
I have no doubt whatsoever that the Warriors will be a playoff team. Nelson will find a way to turn things around. I think he has something to prove. He's watched Phoenix, with his PG and his system, have great success. Had he been left to max out his system in Dallas I think he would have already won the NBA championship. He had to placate Cuban and ended up with players Cuban wanted instead of the players he wanted.
I think he would have found a way, in last year's finals, to win against the old, washed up Miami Heat.
Seems like the Mavs have been better with Avery than with Nelson. More defense and more success last season
AJ had centers who could play. Something Nelson had been after forever. Suddenly there are 2 centers who could play. The year before, they had Dampier and Bradley. Before that, they had Bradley and 3 all-star PFs. Bradley was never much but he was never much + injured his last couple of years.
As soon as Nelson left, AJ stroked Cuban's ego and said the right things. As long as they have Dirk and a couple of scorers and rebounders they have a good team. AJ inherited most of it.