Kilroy wrote:Slava wrote:The team has lost 7 games all season, two of those to the clippers who have a superior roster, a game in Indiana without Davis, a game against Denver without LeBron and the rest against good defenses like toronto, Milwaukee on the road etc.
There's still a lot of time to address the issues and Vogel has done well in laying down the fundamentals of how this team is supposed to play. Unless you want Lionel Hollins, Jason kidd or David fizdale, Vogel is still the best option.
For me it's not so much about the losses, as it is about the feeling that he got flat out-coached both times against the Clippers... They go in at the half in a double-digit hole, and no real answers to what we were doing essentially with no LeBron, Doc adjusts and they come back and put it to us in the second half.
There have been several games this season where I felt like we had no real game plan but won anyway just on Lebron/AD's greatness... In fact there have been games where it just felt like the offense was impeding us.
I'm not calling for Vogel's head... Firing him would be a little embarrassing right now... But I don't think he's helping this team that much either and we need some changes.
This team, as constructed and coached right now is AT BEST a WCF contender. I don't think that satisfies anyone really.
When everyone in the building knows you're going to walk it up and set up a slow developing pick and roll for Lebron you get what we got. Doc isn't dumb.... and neither is the rest of the league. Bron is still a top 5 player when healthy in isolation however he wasn't healthy. You can't be that predictable and just hope for one superior player to finish the job every night when it comes to the playoffs.
Now.... is this Vogel.... or is it LeBron? Last year we did exactly the same thing... Bron did the same thing in Cleveland.... See a pattern?
I hope we see some motion off the ball instead of this 2 man game in the future.... not sure we will however.