NippySudz wrote:Ben Simmons never got a good coach. He was coach by brett brown and Doc rivers. He was dealt a bad hand from the start.
Brett Brown may have been a bad coach overall, but he actually tried to hold Ben accountable. He tried everything to convince Ben to work on his shot. It didn't work.
Doc, as we know, took the opposite approach of coddling Ben and making excuses for him. That didn't work either.
Coaching matters, but at some point, it's also on the player to want to get better. If Simmons cared more about basketball than PUBG and the Kardashians, that 1-point game he had against the Celtics would have motivated him to get better. Instead, he's getting worse every year and says things like "I am who I am, it is what it is" and "the Nets lost to the Bucks" to try to justify it.
However, it's not entirely Ben's fault or the coaches' fault, it's also Rich Paul's fault to some degree as well. He reportedly convinced Ben to stop working with the shooting coach who the Sixers had specifically hired to work with him. On the other hand, Simmons could always just leave Klutch and hire an agent who tells him what he needs to hear, not what he wants to hear.