|Honestly, what's the point of hiring Don Nelson? He's okay, he won't embarrass you, but look how much better the Mavs got as soon as he left. The Flip Saunderses, the Don Nelsons, much too soft for the NBA - no way they win a title. If you want to win a title, you need a Pat Riley, a Phil Jackson, a Larry Brown, a Rick Carlisle, a Gregg Popovich, an Avery Johnson - someone who's not going to take any crap and who will get those guys to play proper defense. Scott Skiles is another guy I could see winning. But Don Nelson? Take a chance on a young guy who could be the next Avery Johnson. At least there's some upside. Why settle for a known mediocrity? Isn't the idea to win a title, not just be respectable.
Posted by Chris Liss at 8/29/2006 12:57:00 PM