Anyone can list off any number of generalities about any coach. Take the tbag list and put it up against what the great Phil Jackson did in the Finals and Phil doesn't exactly look lightyears ahead.
The bottom line for me is that the guy has turned this franchise around, he actually is BC's guy, he is improving from year to year, and if you put all the cliched criticisms up against what actually happens from game to game, they all crumble under their own weight.
Sam will have to prove something with JO in the mix. But anyone want to hazard a guess at one of the main reasons JO is so enthused, focused, and happy to be playing on this team? Sam knows Reggie. JO knows Reggie. Don't think for a second that Reggie didn't help both player and coach understand what they could be getting. JO wanted Smitch in Indiana last season. I think it worked out much better for us that he stayed here and JO left Indiana.