Originally Posted by MikeToronto
I too lament the departure of JJ, insubordination or not. A better, more mature and more respected coach would have found a way, I am sure, to bring him to heed, if not to heel.
PJ managed to coach Rodman. If that can be done, anyone can be coached and I don't believe JJ was nearly a headcase they'd want us to see him as.
At the same time, Tom Thibodeau gave up on him and he's about as respected and mature as you can get.