I have patience with Green. Think it may take until next season to see if he can turn the corner. That said, consistent minutes and a well defined role this season sure would help.
Originally Posted by Rain City
It is a players league and Doc has been a players coach. I am Doc's biggest fan. Use his quotes with my teams frequently. I believe from the time KG and Allen arrived up until last season he rarely pushed the wrong button. He was magic in managing the C's.
I think trading away Perk and not being able to adequately replace him has really thrown Doc off stride. What once worked so well isn't working anymore. Losing Thibodeau in that time frame certainly didn't help. Maybe it's simply a matter of the rest of the league catching up to what the C's do, or atempt to do. Nothing ever remains the same and one must accept and adapt to change or be left reminiscing about was and what might have been. I cannot discern where Doc has adapted to the talent on this roster.
We talk about players slumping, well coaches go through slumps too. Doc is in a serious one and I don't know if he can pull himself out of it. His time may have run its course in Boston. That does not diminish Doc's ability to coach in any way whatsoever. Sometimes a good coach can be the wrong coach for a particular team. No shame in that. It happens and more frequently than some might think.
If I am Danny Ainge, I think I do everything I can to give Doc a big man (or two) and hope that is enough to make one more run. But I would be doing so knowing my (DA's) job and that of Doc is probably on the line. I don't know that Danny "can" do that though for it would be admiting "going small" hasn't worked, that he made mistakes in assembling this roster.
And part of me still really likes most of this roster. The coach in me thinks with a different approach, a different coach, they could achieve so much more than they have.
Last edited by Opalmerr; 12-28-2012 at 09:29 PM.
Rajon Rondo, Phil Pressey
Jerryd Bayless, Chris Babb
Jeff Green, Chris Johnson
Brandon Bass, Jared Sullinger
Kris Humphries, Kelly Olynyk, Joel Anthony
Colton Iverson (stashed overseas)