Being a hard worker and a nice guy might be enough given time. Triano is as fresh as his roster. He needs to grow as an NBA head coach as much as anyone on the court needs to grow as an NBA player.
He has his players' ears and respect and he seems very motivated and as long as he has that drive he can succeed as demonstrated by his current position.
But he has to give up on the pre-conceived gimmicks. He has to chill out and learn to let the players coach themselves a bit. He has a fascination with going to two point guards at the end of games (losing or winning), and his use of zone surprises his own team as often as it does the other team. Often lacking any purpose other than "switching it up". I've also never seen a coach take away so many opportunities in transition with over-anxious timeout requests.
Last edited by bjjs; 02-17-2011 at 11:57 AM.