Larry Brown was a career loser until he won. Same with Doc ivers, and the list goes on, only a couple came out the gate winning, so though you define D'antoni a "loser" in regards to basketball
There is ZERO DOUBT, that not only did he accomplish more in life than most of his critics, but also in terms of his field(basketball), and your field( who knows), can you honestly say you're a better student/worker than D'Antoni has been as a coach?
The answer is no, unless you've been employee of the year or something like that.
He was invited by some of the most brilliant minds to help with offense at the Olympics
Do you think Nash and Amare COMPARE in anyway to Tim Duncan,Manu and Tony featuring Tony Parker
phil won with the best 2 2 guards in histiory, Dennis Rodman, Shaq, Pau
come on dude, don't ct like every coach gets the same players and they are all on equal playing ground.
i know your thing is to trash guyys you think are trash, but I don't deal in hyperboly or trolling or nothing of the sort.
D'Antoni is better than solid
Larry Brown and Doc Rivers
Tell me what those two coaches are associated with and what Mike D'Antoni is known for being allergic to?
You need the players to win it but you also need a coach who can direct those players. D'Antoni has had a number of capable and more than capable players to win a championship. MDA's playoff record should speak volumes.
MDA has been a head coach since '98/'99 so he's def not "out the gate". He's had his opportunities and he's failed every time. What's a big criticism of his that has stuck to him like flies on [expletive]? NO DEFENSE NO DEFENSE NO DEFENSE
He's had one of the best PGs of all time in prime Nash, all stars in Amare and Marion, and a host of quality role players and shooters. His rosters were good enough otherwise he wouldn't have won 60+ games nor would he have made it to the WCF without a good roster. Then he was gifted with the head coaching job of the LA Lakers and a roster consisting of Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard, Steve Nash, Pau Gasol, Ron Artest...result? 40 wins and ZERO playoff wins...a pathetic 44% playoff win percentage.
Why are you going on this wild tangent about his life??? My life??? Other peoples lives? Are u high? What does that have to do with ANYTHING we're discussing? Not a damn thing. It doesn't have anything to do with his ability to coach championship basketball for the LA Lakers.
to help with offense at the Olympics
How does this help your point at all?
I didn't say it compares but Pop has had those guys and only has 4 ships to show for it and a few choke jobs. We've been down this road before but what you're saying is irrelevant to MDA and his repeated failures.
Phil Jackson won 11 Championships...PERIOD. MDA can barely win a playoff game/series.
This isn't fantasy basketball...you have to make it work with what you have. Excuses excuses excuses.
I deal in results. What are the results of MDA's coaching career thus far?
Edited by Windu, September 06, 2013 - 08:20 AM.