I want to let loose on this topic. Anybody else with me?
Mike Woodson, Atlanta Hawks, improves his winning percentage every year, is building a young team and keeps winning and competing at a high level and gets to the playoffs and, oh my GOD, his team (the players) don't show up for the event against the defending Eastern Conference Champions and they get swept.
Must be the coach?
What a CROC of ___!!!!
At the end of the day, the players have to play. They have to want it and they have to execute. The coach worked his *&^ off for six years and continually put these players in position to compete for the prize and this year they (the players) laid an egg and now Woodson, one of the best coaches out there that has connected with this new generation of high priced wannabes gets FIRED!
Winning titles is HARD! If it wasn't, we would see the Grizzlies instead of always seeing the Lakers, Celtics, Pistons, Bulls at the end of the day. LeBron can't even do it and we are supposed the believe that Woodson is supposed to take Josh Smith, Crawford and Jump Shooter extraordinarre Joe Johnson to the promised land? Give me a break. Your entire organization has to be clicking and making all the right personell moves in addition to coaching and actual playing the game on the court for all this to work.
This is pathetic.