The_Hater wrote: Doctor MJ wrote: Theo Ratliff wrote:
Why does D'Antoni get so much love on here?
You mean other than him being the most influential coach on modern NBA basketball?
Some people still don’t realize that MDA transformed the entire way that modern NBA offenses play, and it wasn’t 5-10 teams who followed his lead, it was all 30. He’s had more long lasting influence on the NBA then any coach from the past 20 years imo.
All folks really need to know to understand why this era is drastically different from any era before they can easily find if they can think to look:
1. D'Antoni's '04-05 Suns lit the NBA on fire with extremely high ORtg playing at a faster pace and shooting more 3's than anyone else.
2. In '20-21, every single team shoots more 3's than those Suns did, and those Suns would be tied for last in pace, and the average ORtg is way higher than it was back then.
That's it. That's the one thing to understand about modern basketball.
Hey: With what's going on in the world, my fuse is shorter than it used to be, and it's leading my lose my cool and then go on self-imposed breaks from things (such as RealGM). Please try to keep it civil, and I'll be looking to do the same.