Brown at the very least played to our strengths and force-fed the bigs, slowed down the game, etc. Our rebounding and defensive statistics were right there on the top tier the entire year. I would love to have him back as a defensive assistant coach...I don't care how stupid we look, we couldn't possibly look worse than we are right now. He just had to can that stupid Princeton Offense (and implement whatever we had last year), and we would probably be fine, at least a 6th seed team. People forget something about our defense for the first 4 games with Brown, it was just the turnovers (from this terrible offense that was confusing everyone) and the resulting uncontested shots that were skewing and making our D look worse statistically than it really was.
Sure, the guy wasn't that great with in-game adjustments, and wasn't an offensive genius, but who cares? Offensive genius got D'Antoni no where, results-wise. As far as last year, the truth is that we had the OKC series, but Kobe kind of gave the game away.
Edited by leor_77, January 09, 2013 - 12:35 AM.