Posted: Thu May 20, 2004 10:54 pm
[quote="QueenBee"]What now, another coach to grow accustomed to? This season was definitely not a good measure of what he is capable of.
That's a good point. Nobody has really mentioned the ridiculous injuries the Warriors have had this season. Every team has injuries, fair enough, but not the way the Warriors have had, not with their star players out virtually all season, having to field a point guard who's almost as old as the coach, and having to rely on emergency signings to run the offense. Yet the Warriors weren't that far out of the hunt for a playoff spot. With 1 or 2 less injuries, certainly at point guard, then GS would have made the playoffs.
Muss did a lot for the team, regardless of what anybody says. As was pointed in out in another thread, he has restored the dignity to a franchise that was, quite frankly, a laughing stock and seen as an easy road victory by virtually every team in the League. That's no longer the case, and I feel that to disregard the fine work he has done for GS and bring in somebody new, somebody who as QueenB says the players have to get accustomed to again, is ridiculous. How can a coach build a successful team, mould it into the way he expects basketball to be played, if he has only 2 seasons, and after the first his best players leave, and a whole set of new ones come in, and during the 2nd his best players are crippled. Stability is what this outfit needs, I only hope that they stick with the new coach for long enough so that he can build a team, in much the same way that Flip Saunders has done at the Wolves. I believe that Muss could have brought playoff Basketball to the bay area next year, as it stands now, I'm very doubtful.
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