We went 28-12 in the last 40 games and only lost twice at home in those 40.
That's all Mitch cares about.
And We'd have gone 30-10 if Pau wasn't terrible while getting re-acclimated after being out for so many games.
Mitch as he has said before gave D'antoni a break in the first half of the season for trying out new things and seeing if he'd change his system. If D'antoni hadn't listened to Kobe and kept trying to implement his system he'd be gone right now and we wouldn't have made the playoffs.
But the strong close to the season is why D'antoni is still here., Rest assured if he kept trying to force his offense on the guys we wouldn't have made the playoffs for one, and he'd have been fired for two cause we'd have stayed in the 10th ranking and possibly even dropped further.
28 - 12 is the only sales point D'Antoni has really. But lets take a look at that "amazing run" the lakers have in the month of March that gave D'Antoni the "coach of the month" award. How many winning teams did the Lakers play? How many home games did the lakers have? And how many games did Kobe have to get the Lakers out of trouble by playing out of his mind during that "Mike D'Antoni awesome as a coach" stretch? And rest assured if MDA forced his offense on this team, he will be gone? Last I check a coach supposed to implement his offense and defense on a team. If a coach is just there to let the players dictate how they play, what is the point of having a coach? Heck we better off having Bernie B to continue coaching. Probably better results. The bottom line is you make good points but when it comes to MDA, it is all bad points and excuses. That 28 - 12 great run that they have was an illusion. And it causes Kobe to play out of his mind causing him to have maybe a career ending tragedy. Mike D'ANtoni doesn't know how to coach this team with the roster he was givin. And he is the only coach I know that doesn't know how to use superstars. HE failed with Melo and he failed with Kobe, Dwight, pau and Nash. So the only way to win is to not play Dantoni system? If that is the case, why have him here at all?
Edited by epicwolf, May 02, 2013 - 09:00 AM.