coach won't mean shit.
he aint' gonna ask um to do anything Triano didn't.
It's on the players.....
Triano was coaching Bargnani
during the tenure that saw Colangelo protect him completely. Well it was time to protect his own ass, so Colangelo tossed Bargnani
under the bus... right or wrong, thats a different conversation.
Fact is, Triano would have loved nothing more than to bench his ass. Bench all the guys who dogged it... he wasn't completely free to. Now that Colangelo has used toughness and a dedication to more effort as his convenient defence to help secure a few more years, the new coach has carte blanche in which to enforce what was not enforceable before.
So where is the emphasis now?
Directly on the players. Not the coach. It almost never is in this era of contracts and agents and marketing.