Dr. Spaceman wrote:This is all part of the masterplan to land a superstar. The last team Keith Smart coached, got the number 1 pick in the draft of Lebron James. We will either land Perry Jones or Harrison Barnes and then get a new coach next year.
Adelman could definitely get us to the playoffs. If a trio of Scola/Brooks and Martin can be in the hunt, I think one of Ellis, Curry and Lee could too. I don't know if he is a championship caliber coach, but that can be said about all coaches right now not named Doc Rivers or Greg Poppovich. Speaking of Poppovich I was hoping so much the Spurs would finally show their age this year and with Duncan close to retiring maybe Pop would take some time off, only to find a year later he missed basketball and coach a new team. It's too bad he's such a good coach he can probably have that team contending for a few more years.
Adelman is a great coach! He has lots of proven experience. If it wasn't for Phil Jackson and his stacked up teams Adleman would already have won a couple of championships. You can't compare the coaching job from Houston to us, it is not fair. Adelman has been there for a while now and has a system in place. Most of the players there know what needs to be done, and they have more experience then us. We have more raw talent, but it needs to be developed. Would Adelman be a better coach... i would be stupid to say no. Yes... Hell YES. But coach Smart is getting his chance, and the plus side is the players like him and he is getting them to compeat. Will we have a new coach next year... depends on the second half of this season and the CBA. I think if we win 30 of the last 40 games the management will keep Smart. If we loose 20 of the last 30, he is gone. Any where in between depends on who else is available.