Originally Posted by CobraKing
You'd need a top level coach to make anything out of the talent we have. Rick Carlisle with the Pistons & Pacers comes to mind - but his players were alot more grittier. Hubie Brown did a fantastic job with the Grizzlies too.
Wasn't Avery Johnson available around the same time they hired Casey?
No, if i recall correctly it came down to Lawrence Frank or Dwane Casey. Avery Johnson was already in NJ at the time.