There hasn't been a more disappointing team this season that hasn't already fired its coach.
Fakers were disappointing, and Mike Brown lost his job.
Nets were disappointing (and ahead of Celtics in the standings), and Avery Johnson lost his job.
When does this become Doc's fault?
I tell you, I hate reading quotes like this (from last night's game): "And at some point, I thought, you've got to penetrate and take it to the basket. They don't have a lot of shot-blocking, and we didn't do that. But it's hard to tell a shooter not to shoot an open shot. So, as a coach, you're kind of stuck."
You're the COACH! Tell the shooter not to shoot. And, if they don't listen, play someone else.
Last night wasn't a game about making more shots. The Celtics lost by 18. The other night they lost by 29.
This is ALL effort and passion and focus.
And, if Doc can't get effort, passion, and focus out of the team, then he doesn't deserve to be coach.
Big difference is none of those coaches (fired) has won a championship. None of those coaches has been with their team as long as Doc has. None of them has worked with a terrible group of guys and strings of badlucks and still made something out of nothing (yea, I'm talking about last season) like Doc has done.
Please people, stop the madness. Where is our loyalty? Like Danny said, the guy has earned his stay here no matter how bad things get.
This is thesame coach that has displayed his genius and briliance over the years and considering the core and scrubs he's had to work with, he has done a fantastic job.
So this time our boat is being rocked a little and we're calling for him to get fired. Watching him on the courtside game after game and the way he keeps coaching players on the court, you could tell that he's doing his very best and most important of all, he cares. He's not doing anything he hasn't been doing for the past five years. If anything, he's cut down the defensive plays in half and result to basics just to make things easier on group of guys that seems so unfit and clueless. He's done is job...
My only grip with the guy this season was chasing Darko out of town because I think Darko would've made a big difference. But remember Darko had a wrist injury which would've affected him on the court. But I think he still could've gotten a chance.
Each player has to look in the mirror. They're not doing anything they're suppose to be doing. Outside of KG, Rondo, and Sullinger...everybody else has been a colossal disappointment this season with Paul Pierce, Jason Terry, and Jeff Green topping that list.
As far as I'm concern, this is not Doc's fault. We don't have a legit talented big outside of KG. It's a team full average backup guards and power forwards. We need a trade badly and with Avery back on the 2nd, we should be balling again. But all these Doc's blame is ridiculous to me