Wilfried wrote:The only important question is: does he have the support from the locker room?
If not, you know the coach doesn't have a future anymore with this team.
I'm afraid the fact that he's not able to confront Simmons and dare him to shoot the 3, is his Waterloo.
I have to say, that's a slippery slope. As others have said, you don't know what they'll replace him with, an me he really is a smart coach. He isn't afraid to confront Ben about not shooting? How do I know? 1. He's publicly said he's daring Ben to shoot at least once a game. 2. Pumped him up as if he's going to do it coming into this bubble. 3. Benched his ass in favor of Tj McConnell. 4. Moved him to a dunker position in the playoffs and taken the ball from him. 5. Declared that the 2x all star of, is no longer the pg in favor of Shake. Didn't just put Shake in the lineup as a spacer.
You could bring in another coach to publicly fight with Ben, but that won't help him actually shoot, and you'll either need to get another coach or trade Ben. Which is something you can do now before it's a proven fact that he's a headcase and loses value.
I think the worst things you can say about him is that perhaps he doesn't adjust in game super well, but he does make adjustments that are critical over the course of a season or series. People also complain about the drop coverage, but that coverage is complained about on basically every board on real gm. If not that, then you see people like the Bucks fans complaining about not adjusting in games to giving up the 3pt shots, while protecting the middle.
I really could understand replacing Brett just to get a new voice, but I watch a lot of basketball, and a lot of teams and I like his systems and adjustments. I would say that he's probably better for a mature team in terms of his approach with players. But these guys will grow up, and there front office can also play the bad guy sometime too.