Originally Posted by js12
+1 He needs more defensive pieces. He never had a good defensive team when he took over as coach. In his first year he had O'Neal/Marion, but that was it. The next year his best defensive stopper was Antoine Wright, which tells you something about the defensive talent. I don't think he got any more pieces this past season.
Defensive talent is an issue, but the system that Triano instilled for 2009-10 was purely idiotic. He employed a system that called for the players to overcommit and pack the key. This was pure fallacy since NBA clubs are littered with shooters, and teams were getting way too many open looks.
In addition, Triano had and still does preach getting help from the strong side. Too many guys, especially Calderon, cheat on their man, leaving them wide open for shots. If help is to arrive, it should come from the weak side and not the strong side. Strong side help just leads to easy passes to wide-open shooters.