Tor_Raps wrote: lars_rosenberg wrote:
FNQ wrote:I'd give the credit to the guy who built our roster, not as much Kerr. The system has remained the same, but adding guys like JTA, OPJ, Nemo, GP2.. these guys are great fits for our roster (in addition to Looney)
Kerr's done well though too. We're using a lot more zone this year and its working well
Tor_Raps wrote:Id rather just give Curry all the credit here because we all saw how great Kerr was the past 2 years. The system works because of Steph lol
Did you guys already forget the Mark Jackson times? Warriors didn't pass the ball ever.
Kerr created the Warriors system and he tailored it to his best players.
Curry is amazing, but Kerr was smart enough to find the best way to utilize his skills.
That's what a good coach does.
Mark Jackson was coaching the Warriors on their way up. He got canned for off court stuff before the Warriors were even expected to do anything.
Luke Walton got the Kings job because of his short stint with the Warriors and we all know how that went once you have different personnel.
You’re managing not to learn anything about basketball if you chalk up Jackson’s firing to merely off-court behavior.
In reality Jerry West was lobbying to get Jackson fired because Jackson’s primitive offense was keeping the Warriors from developing offensive weapons into site offense.
Now, Jackson getting defensive toward West was key to the problem, and can be called off-court in a sense, but fundamentally it was a basketball question.
Did Jackson know what he was doing with the Warrior offense or not? With West’s advice, the Warriors decided the answer was “No”, they then brought in a new coach who advocated for a motion offense which West approved of, and immediately the team changed from 1st round fodder to the best team in the world.
It’s this really important imho historically not to credit Jackson with a notion that Kerr was just doing what Jackson would have done.
Jackson deserves credit for empowering Curry, and some credit for establishing a quality defense, but in terms of seeing a smart way to make use of the Splash Brothers - let alone Draymond Green - he’d already been missing the boat for a while before he was fired.
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