MartinToVaught wrote:To be fair, Bud has never had a superteam. He's never even had a legit first option who can carry a team offensively (Giannis, as talented as he is, clearly isn't one of those). His career as a head coach has been spent maximizing the success of deeply flawed teams in the regular season, but those flaws aren't easily hidden in the playoffs.
Doc has had superteams and first options to work with, and he's still underachieved massively in the playoffs. I'm sure Bud would have also won at least one ring with the Big Three Celtics. I don't think Doc would have had nearly as much success with the 2014-15 Hawks or even the current Bucks.
eh, I think its a cop out. This was a team that was on a historic pace to get 70-71 games. They sputtered before the pandemic and sputtered inside the bubble. They didn't lose in the ECF. They lost in the second round to a 5th Seed. A 5th Seed.
He might be a better coach than doc.( I don't think so, but I'll entertain that thought for now) but just because doc didn't get fired when he deserved to doesn't mean bud should be let off the hook because doc was let off the hook. Coach Bud is more comparable with casey. They weren't going to win anything with Demar Derozan as their primary scorer. Yet the change needed to be made. He didn't adjust in the playoffs.
Bud is a better coach than casey but I think the same standards apply. if he were eliminated in a contested ECF, I would have said ok fine. He doesn't deserve it. However, he got eliminated to a 5th seed which was using the same gameplan as last year's team. Using it much better mind you, Toronto wasn't that dominant with the wall as miami was despite miami having lesser talent in the regular season and PO season as well.
Bucks chose comfort over risk. I get it. I just hope it doesn't bite them in the ass. If bud is outcoached by Rookie Head Coach Steve Nash next season, oof.