SacKingZZZ wrote:benchmobbin02 wrote:SacKingZZZ wrote:
I didn't even notice but went back to check it out because of all the hubbub. WTF was that? Joerger didn't even look at him after Buddy missed that last shot. Uh, Joerger no Buddy = no more you like halfway through this season. This kind of brings me back to that talk about Buddy coming to Vlade to talk and how his minutes jumped after. Hey Dave, if you want to know how stars vs. coach battles end up call Paul Westphal. Heck, look in the mirror and repeat the name Marc Gasol three times in the dark
People thinking they know what that convo was about need to chill out on coach. We don't! Even if it was just a plain "hey, don't shot a 30fter when we have a perfect play called and someone else was open for a better shot" then Coach is doing his job regardless of if the shot went in. He is coaching for the future. If he doesn't care about things like this now then we could make mistakes in games that are "win or die" off bad shots because someone wants to be a hero. It's great Buddy has the confidence and stroke to get use back in games and I realize the turn of events looks bad this games but that was the right thing to do by coach and Buddy still could have shot that wide open look or better yet passed it down to Bags, who was wide open by design.
Go back and watch the last play. Perfect call by Coach. Poor execution by Buddy and Barnes.
Still pic of Bags wide open
Youtube clip of last play
Nah, Joergers got the egg face today. First off, they were down 6 and had 19 seconds to make a move on the shot that Buddy hit. This is the coach that routinely calls pick and roll plays after 10 seconds of nothing. Call a play and game over anyway.
He absolutely does not. Of course he wanted a 3 in that situation. I know you dislike him, regardless of what you say, but he can count. That was a horrible shot that went in. What if the play was to get him or Bogi and easy or easier 3. So shortsighted and revisionist to say he was wrong to want his players to run the plays and make the decisions that give them the best chance to win the game. Okay, the bad decision had a good outcome. That doesn't make it a good decision. And it doesn't negate his responsibility to have something to say to the player that made the decision.
You can see from the convo, after Buddy basically says, "...but I made it..." Coach shakes his head and drops it, walking away from him because he doesn't get the point. But when reengaged by Buddy during the foul shot he tries again when Kd is listening and egging Buddy on. I think it's more a symptom of the way many teams and star players play now days then Coach being tone def or "messing up". They get into Hero ball mode too often which leads to bad decision making and poor chances to use the team around you to improve your chance to win. But since these are great players they get away with those bad decisions too often. Look at all the out of timeout or game winning plays Coach has called for him, Bogi and Fox. Unless the play breaks down, they are left with open looks.