Reposted from the Houston game thread:montestewart wrote:How many more years does Brooks have on is contract? Nice guy and all, but there are a lot of young players on this team. They could use some guidance. This team could use a wise man.
It seems to me that Brooks is demonstrating what he does best: develop players.
Our mistake was hiring Brooks for a win-now veteran team. As a X's and O's guy and manager of veteran egos, Brooks was mediocre at best. But as a player development guy, Brooks is showing his mettle. What we are seeing now is the same guy who developed Westbrook, Harden and Durant. Given our current roster, I'm pretty happy he is our coach.
Brooks's contract is up in 2021. That seems about perfect to me. Let him build this team over the next 2 years and then look for a strategist type to coach the team in 2021-22.
What is the board opinion on Scott Brooks right now? What is he doing right? What is he doing wrong?
I have watched all or parts of all four games so far (much better than my pattern in recent years; they're interesting again), and I have been overall pretty pleased with the team and the younger players. Whether that's because of Brooks or because they just managed to assemble a good young roster, I don't know, but whatever the reason, I'm happy that watching a game now doesn't feel primarily like a duty of loyalty. If Brooks manages to oversee the positive development of Brown, Byant, Hachimura, etc. then maybe he is the right coach.