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Old 12-11-2012, 12:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by LX View Post
it's just such a big pattern of asking people to play above their abilities, and using the egotism of professional athletes that want the chance to show they are better than they really are, rather than fitting together the right parts that compliment each other while properly fitting their roles. He doesn't ever really give the sum of the parts a chance. He just puts them all out there in the deep end.

It's not just that he can't really point to talent not being an issue. If he wants to point to attention to detail, then maybe he should consider the chances of that happening when instead of looking for guys to play within themselves you look for them to play beyond their means. Teams need to have some sense of what they are going to get from any of their players on any given night, within a reasonable range. But here we've always had no real sense of that from pretty much anybody. They all come here wanting to show something, and BC is happy to give them the opportunity, but then they play on an island with four other guys with the same mindset, and that never allows for improvement as a team or as a collection of individuals. They end up being the anti-Spurs in their approach.
If you go back and watch the Landry Fields signing press conference, you see the kind of comments that indicate this. "We're signing Landry on what he did in his rookie year, not so much the past two years.."
When I heard that I thought he was joking. He wasn't.
It's completely having an image of what you think a guy can do, and what he can do right now being as abrasive as sandpaper to each other. Colon-jello is a master at projecting his unrealistic image onto players.
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