I'm not necessarily pro-Joe, he's clearly made plenty of mistakes. The biggest in my mind being his under utilization of RWill. However, I have pointed out many of his positives.
First being the excellent start, maybe even the first 66% of season. The ball movement and off ball player movement was far and away better than anything we saw last year (particularly off ball). In fact, it appeared to be a direct adjustment to what lost us the championship.
In recent playoff games, I've pointed out some really nice end of game plays and sideline coaching. Some that come to mind. Creative ATO to get the ball to DW going to the hoop for what would have been series clinching win had Trey not hit ridiculous 30ft shot. Adjustment of Smart to get to the middle of floor for game clinching dishes and scores instead of the 3pt shots he gad been taking. Motioning Gwill in game time for great cuts for scores.
Most recently, the last two games. After game 3 when everyone was screaming as loud as possible for his head, people claimed he had lost the locker room. Clearly not the case, the players have responded, maybe even bc they want to save his job. Joe haters dead wrong on this one, clearly all those quotes that people thought were the players throwing Joe under the bus was creative reading between the lines.
Regarding TOs...I didn't mind the initial philospphy of letting players figure it out on the fly , its a clear weakeness of the team. He stuck with it too long and possibly stunted his own growth at managing the game.
He's not a wonder kid but he's also not an idiot. Too raw for the job, but he's learning and getting better.