I think it's pretty obvious that players are not scared of triano. Whether they feel he's just a subsitute teacher, or it's a result of jay being a "players' coach", or our players are just natural born lazy - right now it's just a huge mess on the court.
Personally, I lean toward the lather, in my experiencer 99.99999% of human beings are lazy by birth, and need serious motivation to give their best. Sam's motivator was fear, which is just about the worth kind. But it's still was better than nothing ...