You've got a team here with Vince Carter on it, a guy who was a premier shooter, a guy capable of taking over a game and scoring 40 points. You've got Richard Jefferson who is capable of driving the lane and scoring 30+ on any given night. You had a point guard who was in the same class with Oscar Robertson and Magic Johnson in triple doubles.
You've got talented young big men, talented young guards. You've got depth at every position.
Yet if this team gets down 10, even in the first quarter, it's over.
I've never seen anything like it. Never in my 45 or so years of watching basketball.
The Nets make the same mistakes over and over. The coach coaches every game the same way, and does not make adjustments. For the last 2 years the Nets have played the same way, except for when Jason Kidd decided to exert his considerable personal will to win, which apparently VC and RJ do not have.
And neither does Lawrence Frank. Have you ever heard him take responsibility in other than a pro forma way? He does not. I don't think it's because he's egotistical. I think it's because he's lost.
The Nets do not come back from a 10 point deficit because they know they will not get help from the bench, and I'm not talking substitutes.
Why not just fire him? How much can he be making? A mil? Half a mil? Two mil? Why not fire his sorry butt and buy him out?
Really, I'm serious. He doesn't know how to coach in game. Rebounding woes continue. Their offense is a joke. They allow the opponent to have extended multiple runs, while they have 5, 6, 7 minute scoring droughts. Game after game after game.
Doesn't the red headed wonder get tired of Groundhog Day? Doesn't he ever tire of it?
Doesn't he ever tire of poor finish to quarters? Doesn't he ever tire of watching his team pull to 8 and get the ball, only to launch an ill advised three with 20 seconds left on the shot clock? Does he ever call a timeout, put his face in RJ's or VC's and say, DRIVE THE BASKET!?
If he is not, he should be fired for being incompetent. If he is, then his team has tuned him out, and thus he should be fired.
And it's not like there isn't talent out there - I bet Jeff van Gundy, who is from the NY area, would take the job, especially if it meant being the man who goes to Brooklyn...
Bruce Ratner - I know you don't give a crap about basketball. I know the Nets are just a pawn in your real estate development scheme. But hey - doesn't it make sense to try and make something of the last 2 or 3 years before the move to Brooklyn? And if it only costs you a mil or two, why not? You just locked up VC for several years at $15 million per. What's a couple of mil in a buyout?
THIS TEAM CANNOT IMPROVE WITH LAWRENCE FRANK AS COACH. They cannot grow, they cannot improve. They can only get worse.
How much can he be making?
Just fire his sorry ass...