Doc didn't start working here in 2008. For that matter, the pre-2008 Doc-coached teams were fun to watch because they always played together and played hard, regardless of the fact they weren't going anywhere. So much about this theory.
Doc is not a disciplinarian. To be a great coach you have to have that element. Talent or not, your players have to follow and respect your decisions on the courtYou're saying our players don't respect Doc and don't follow his decisions on the court? Please excuse me while I laugh this "argument" off.
Doc is the quintessential "When things are going well" coach. He's fun to be around when things are going well and makes better decisions. And yes at that time, his players listen to him. But when things get tough and it becomes a pressure situation, he's all out of sorts and doesn't know how to lead his team to victory. Almost Identical to Spoelstra
I bolded an important part. Since when is a losing team in a pre-2008 era that barely gets 30 wins a season a pressure situation? *Confused*
When the pressure is high, Doc doesn't lead his team to victory most of the time. That is my point
You're right, because he's never led a team playing below their level to inspiring playoff runs. Nope, never.
Yeah yup, cause that pressure is equal to coaching a team who is a championship contender
Right, because we weren't contenders in 2010 or 2012... wait... no, that makes perfect sense.
Celtics were contenders from 2008-2012, and possibly this year. So idk what you are talking about
I'm not saying Doc is a horrible coach, but he's only a good coach when things are going well. Plus overwhelming talent is the only way he can coach well, because it hides his deficiencies. When overwhelming talent isn't there, your deficiencies are out in the open for everyone to see. He wilts when the pressure is highest (AKA championship contender moments)
Idk bout you, but I can't find too many coaches that lost 3 playoff game 7's while up 3-2 in the series (2009, 2010, 2012). All in a span of 4 years with championship contender playoff teams. Hmmmm