Bishop45 wrote: Shewasfly wrote:
I don't blame Riley at all, a lot of folks wanted to run it back with the same squad and see where it went and he did that the best that he could.
I personally would have traded whatever for Harden, then to a lesser extent Chris Paul, but I'm not going to pretend like those decisions would be easy to make if I'm in Tiles position.
Time to rebuild imo
See what I mean? Riley escape criticism no matter what. He's been objectively horrible and the response is, "I don't even blame him, because folks nem wanted to run it back". lol The hell?
But try to say folks nem wanted to keep running with the same lineup even though it wasn't working, and you'd get the same people losing their **** to criticize Spo.
Not really mad at Spo either; his coaching got us to the Finals last year.
After the off-season we were getting B grades for our moves, I think you need to have that perspective if you're trying to be 'objective'
I think that Riley retiring would actually be a win for everyone.
Spo gets a different, more critical look at his coaching style and decisions bc he is no longer the President's boy and being looked after and given chances on that level.
New blood and new ideas coming from the FO.
And Riley gets to retire without too much further damage to his rep. Because sooner or later people are going to start paying attention and connecting Wade to the roster hauls he's gotten praise for, in the way those of us closer to the situation have been for years.
Maybe Riley has an exec he's been training up who can be the interim piece while we get a real experienced exec? Idk. But I think everything is pointing to it being time for Riley to let go of the rope and let the team move in a diff direction. Been time, really.