I don't know if that true Majesty. You say with Pau it's ego and its mental. Phil's the zen master. He might have been able to bring the most out of Pau.
Also, with the triangle and Phil's methodical approach, A lot of Nash and Gasol's defensive liabilities would have been masked instead of exponentiated.
Phil already had lost Pau.
Remember the Dallas series when Pau kept getting beat the same way he did last night and the same drive and kicks happened like last night and we got beat by that same whack play over and over again like last night and Pau was showing no passion? And Phil punched him in his chest and told him to "man up" but we got more of the same?
Not even Phil could get to Pau anymore, and that was years ago.
Like we've all been saying, it doesn't matter who the coach is, its always been on Pau.