HomoSapien wrote:dougthonus wrote:Mark K wrote:I’m finding it difficult to be swayed, not because I’m wedded you my ideas, but because you’ve stated high level points while suggesting youre not really across the situation or have all the information.
Because of this, and as I asked, I don’t see a reasonable conclusion that suggests Atkinson was a “pretty awful” coach.
I don't expect to sway you. You said you can't even see the argument.
I can see the argument of why he might be good. I'm also not swayed, because the argument is literally in the form of, even though he had bad results three times out of four, here's a bunch of reasons why that doesn't count, oh, and the one time in four he exceeded expectations, that was 100% him. Just find that not to be a compelling argument.
But you're really missing the context if you think those first two season were "bad". They weren't a playoff team and weren't supposed to be. Yet both seasons, within those seasons, they showed pretty valuable growth. Personally, I think the only season that really strikes me as a bad season is his last one.
I also think that is debatable. Durant will win games. Kyrie is a cancer unless he is a 2nd banana to a big time star. Kyrie hit the big shot in Clevelands chio but has brought more losses than wins to every team be has been on. He is a very talented, but selfish player with low bball IQ to get others involved.