This is the first season that Smitch has been given legitimate tools to work with. Look at all his other seasons espescially those under BC.
Year one -- project with surprising success
Year two -- continue to build, with expectations of playoffs
Year three -- ????? <-- I believe that the expecations we spoke of two years ago are finally here. We need to begin seeing results with this team. IF we remain steady with a healthy team (something I can't stress enough) and by steady I mean a first round exit, I think Sam's days are numbered. If we reach round 2? He's safe.
As for Philly, again, the Brand/Miller experiement was tried once. It was not a success. Philly relied on heart and soul last year with Lou Williams and Reggie Evans playing BIG minutes and key minutes. This year they're relegated to bench roles. They remind me alot of the Orlando teams after signing G.Hill and T-Mac. Huge expectations that were never met.