[quote="GSWbandwagon"]...personally, i hope they extend muss 1 year and give him some constructive criticism very privately. muss' faults are in areas where he can easily improve. a coach can learn how to handle a rotation better. his strengths are things that are harder to teach, like being able to keep a team from quiting on you despite injuries, turmoil, and a losing record (many much more accomplished coaches have failed in this regard). quote]
Well said, GSW. Musselman is young and someone like Larry Brown has been around for ages and has proven to the public that he can develop a team. There are some coaches that aren't great but they just end up with Superstar players (i.e., P. Jackson - Yes, I know he has been around for ages but, well, he gets teams that are "ready-made" for playoffs).
E.M. needs another season. I, too, appreciate what he has done for GS. I agree about rotations. Sometimes, for example, Jamison had his bad days last season and just needed to sit out some minutes.
With injuries, lackadaisical players (i.e., Van Exel - although good, his heart isn't in it) and and a questionable trade (then again, I really didn't like Bobby Sura - so, we can ex that), E.M. has done well for someone quite "green" in coaching. And the later has much to do with management, not coaching. He has so much potential but how can that be developed without another season. The team seemingly has a rapport with him. What now, another coach to grow accustomed to? This season was definitely not a good measure of what he is capable of.
If someone could please explain, nicely, why you think E.M. didn't have a good rapport with the team, that would great? Something I didn't see...