Originally Posted by G-train
No way, a good coach is required. Spo is a good coach, highly underrated. He has to integrate the players Pat gives him. Pat wants a short fast team, and the players to play big. Spo is implementing that as good as anyone could. When the players actually give 100% effort in the playoffs, his defensive schemes work great too.
If great coaches aren't required to win titles, why did the Lakers sack Mike Brown?
because Mike Brown coaches too much. D'Antoni will allow the players to make more decisions of their own