Yeah Bernie would probably take this team much further than Brown because he seems to trust the players. His old school approach and confidence in the players is probably refreshing for them. By simplifying things he has really let them be themselves and use their talents alot more. While the defence and mistakes haven't improved greatly the offense has looked so much better. We have blown out teams we should and held both under 100 while scoring 100. I also think the players respect him more than Brown. Although it's only 2 games Bernie has done a much better job than Brown this year. Sad but true as the results attest.
Ron said it best. Bernie has a "different coaching style" and I think that is a factor.
See Brown was extremely hard working and very intelligent but at the same time he had a tendency to overcoach. The truth is Brown's style of coaching is PERFECT for a younger team learning the ropes, like a Bobcats or a Hornets or even like a Cavs. Because young talent sometimes needs that. But on a team of veterans it sort of caused them to overthink because they probably aren't used to being coached in that way so it takes adjusting.
Bernie on the other hand teaches the same principles that Brown was teaching but he does it in a way that gives them a little more freedom and lets the vets be vets, he is tough on the young players but lets the vets be vets and we see how they respond to it. Their play looks more "natural". Flaws are still there but they aren't overthinking. So he'll basically do what Brown was trying to do but better, which makes perfect sense because he's the one that mentored Brown so he probably has a better idea how to deal with this situation(this is probably a reason Brown brought him as well).
Bernie said perfectly when he said "Our problems if you constantly talk about them over and over again then the reaction can sometimes be to go the other way, so what's best for us is to shut up about it and work on it because we already know it's there."
And it's working. Whereas Bernie would work on it from the shadows and step in when he feels there's too big a gap of non improvement, Brown would try to analyze everything down to a science when he really didn't need to. It's why he's such a hard worker but that style works better with a younger team than a veteran team imo. Bernie is the prime example of it.
Edited by Majesty, November 11, 2012 - 10:05 PM.