Steve Ballmer was thinking Doc Rivers can be his Greg Popovich which was why he gave him President and Head Coach. Pat Riley had the same title when Shaq joined D-Wade in Miami, up until when they traded him away to Phoenix.
Doc can't scheme and construct and operate and keep together a large organization like Pat and Pop. He's a good player's coach, but he lacks vision.
CP3 is better than Steve Nash, period. Nash's MVP seasons were on a cheap Phoenix team where he publically said they don't care about defense at all, just push the ball up the floor. The look on their face when either the Spurs or Lakers knocked them out of the playoffs, it almost looked like they thought it was cheating that another team can foil their cheap schemes by boxing out, playing physical defense where you man up tighter, and punish cherry pickers by grabbing offensive rebounds.
Bringing Stockton and GP in the conversation... was a mistake, and the whole thing has kinda gotten out of control. But by the end of his career, CP3 will be in the conversation with those guys
Edited by dbtbandit67, November 28, 2015 - 02:30 AM.