dareedle wrote:Alvin, is a rare coach that has made mistakes, and has actually applied his knowledge to bring new insight as a coach (professional babysitter) ... just like Phillip or well regarded Pops. We just don't have a superstar at the forward position (no Gasoft, no Duncan, no Melo, no Durant, no KG, no Rasheed, no Boozer) and in a division loaded with decent coaches and a dirth of talent, means you will miss a lot of playoff games with an undermanned run and gun squad.
Team Kobe, was a bad as the Warrior's before Gasoft, which means you can't build a playoff winning team around a SG or PG. I just can't wait for the awesome squad of John Wall, Ellis and Curry set a mark for dynamic entertaining team that scores a lot but loses a lot.
Bottom line, everyone on this forum is aware of Nellie's shortcomings, but that and C-Webb rookie year being our last time with a servicable big means you got a lock to miss the playoffs with whatever coach.
I don't think anyone in their right mind thinks the squad the Warriors have is capable of being any kind of factor, even with everyone healthy. I think what the OP was trying to argue was that more could be done on Nelson's part to maximize the talent that is here. Instead, he's insisted on the same tired shenanigans that fail year after year.
No focus on defense.
Endless mind games with players he doesn't like.
Inconsistent rotations and minutes that deflate confidence and team morale.
Most of all, he just looks bored and tired sitting on that bench.
You can contrast that with Gentry or pretty much any other coach in the league........coaches who are enthusiastic, have energy, and instill confidence in their players. With the Suns, much like the W's--a notoriously poor defensive team--Gentry has gotten them to buy into committing themselves fully on that end...and now you see the results. His philosophy--a bit more defensive-minded than D'Antoni--has influenced player personnel decisions and brought in tougher players. These are things that are simply impossible with Nelson because he doesn't care one iota about defense, rebounding, or doing the ugly things that actually win games.
Sure, the talent isn't there yet with this team. But I don't know how anyone can argue that our young players are learning the fundamentals of NBA basketball that are going to help them become winners in the future. Thank goodness Curry seemed to have been educated properly, probably by his father.