K-DOT wrote:Sometimes coaching doesn't matter, especially with development.
K-DOT wrote:But you don't know that RJ is a Kobe (who also wasn't given free reign from day 1 like you want with RJ), he could need strong coaching. I'm not arguing for doing what Pitino did to Chauncey, make him look over his shoulder every play, but you need to build good foundations from day one. Because if RJ is as good as you say he is, you won't need to hold him accountable because he'll already be doing that.
What I do know is the team drafted RJ high and don't have anyone on the roster that impedes him from playing a lot and don't have a roster construction to prevent him from going through the mistakes at the expense of winning. The don't have a Shaq that just played in the finals prior as their best player, nor an all star guard like Kobe did with Eddie Jones. Kobe had to wait his turn, circumstances were different, RJ shouldn't have to wait at all.
K-DOT wrote:But it's whatever. You want to allow a puppy to piss on your carpet until he figures it out completely by himself that he's not supposed to. Players aren't dogs, so maybe he does know by himself how to go outside, but I'd rather not risk that. You're talking like if we even try a little bit to coach up RJ and Knox, that they'll be forever neutered. That's not how it works. You're also talking like I'm saying if they mess up even a little bit, to bench them for the rest of the game. Which I'm not, and you know I'm not.
I'm only reading what you're writing and commenting on it, not here guess the mindset on the comment. I used the puppy reference because a puppy is gonna do puppy things, he wont adjust naturally, it will take time, and while we call it training, you're doing nothing but moving the spot he pisses at.
K-DOT wrote:All I'm saying is, if we see bad habits starting to form in our youth, we should act to correct them. Positive reinforcement for good habits would work best. Because the risk of not correcting them is they never learn, while correcting bad habits early on is extremely low risk high reward.
I'm sure the coaching staff showed film, talked to these guys etc. But they still have to play through those issues. You cant justify them not doing so, even while they do those such things.
But the question still remains......thousands of players have bad habits in their games and retired having them. They werent corrected at all and we know this.
Sure, they may have been talked to, shown film, etc. Not a damn thing changed on those fronts.
This is the easiest way to get a coach fired though. Trier, for example, does have tunnel vision, but everyone in the league knows he can ball and can efficiently. Good luck thinking you're gonna correct something at the expense of maximizing the strength.