OnFire wrote:Press Con concluded. Nate went through it rather well. Probably his last.
For some reason, I paid more attention than usual to what Nate was saying last night when they had a mic on him. Afterwards, I wondered why I did that.
When they did the regular between 1st & 2nd quarters short blurb with him I wondered if I'd ever heard a coach talk more and actually say less. I came away from that thinking "What the hell did he say?"
Then they had a mic on him during a time out in (I think) the 3rd quarter.....the team was behind by 29 at that point. He just kept repeating over and over "they had 4 layups and 2 free throws, they had 4 layups and 2 free throw...." rinse and repeat. Nothing at all about scheme, or changing positioning, or (God forbid) changing the lineup that would then try to stop the layup parade.
Then at another point he tells Sabonis he knows he is in foul trouble, but doesn't intend to take him out. Just don't foul anymore.
He had to be the most uninspiring coach I've ever heard. After listening to all that, I'm more convinced than ever this guy doesn't have a clue how to communicate with the players, or how to make adjustments to what they are doing. It is no wonder that (as posted earlier on this board) Pritchard had to tell him to stop with the gimmick defenses, instead of seeing for himself what was or was not working.