Fuming Nuggets coach Brian Shaw takes his team to task after loss at Chicago
“As a coach and coaching staff, it’s our job to try to find five players that want to go out and play and want to have some pride and not decide night-to-night that ‘I’m going to play this game and I’m not going to play this game.’ I felt like tonight we had some guys that just decided they weren’t going to play tonight, they weren’t going to put forth any effort to try to get the job done. It’s unfortunate. It’s a nationally televised game that we’re professionals and as a staff we have to beg guys to give effort when they play.
“I told our team I wish paychecks were predicated on night-to-night performance. So if you play like a star on a given night then you get paid like a star. If you play like an uninspired player, then either you don’t get paid or you get paid like an uninspired player. And you can’t just pick and choose when you want. Last night we played Milwaukee, who is obviously down players, they have injuries, they’ve been struggling all season long and we act like the big bad wolf against Milwaukee. And then we come in tonight…and we tuck our tails and we hide basically. We don’t defend at all, from the onset of the game until the end. And thus another 30-point loss for us on the road.
He went on to say he's only gonna be playing guys that he feels put forth the effort worthy of their paychecks no matter if they are the last guy on the bench or just got there.
I feel bad for B, Shaw. But we know ALL ABOUT having to "coach effort" all too well. Seems he's having issues with it as well.
The team just doesn't respect him, they aren't his guys, they are George Karl's guys, and without Gallo or McGee they are just packing it in more often than not no matter what he tells them. Gotta be frustrating for Shaw.
But it will be a good experience in learning how to manage and deal with ego's. He still got some growing to do, I just hope Denver doesn't try to get rid of him before he has a chance to actually grow as a coach.
Edited by Majesty, March 10, 2014 - 11:05 PM.