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There are two types of coaches …1. A coach who looks at his players and says, "How can I put these guys in the best position for them to succeed?"2. A coach who looks at his players and says, "How can I use these guys to make my system succeed?"Now, think about the mind-set driving Coach No. 2: He's basically saying, I'm here only because of my system. I can't actually coach. If you give me the wrong players for my system, it doesn't matter — I will keep using the system anyway, because Plan B would be coming up with a more inventive way to coach these guys. And I can't do that. I'm not good enough. So if it's OK with you, I'd like to go down in flames with my system.
Pretty hard to blame Doc for KG and Pierre's decline, and our complete lack of interior defense.Also pretty tough to peg Doc as a 'system coach'. He's used how many starting lineups? How many times has he adopted the team to a new playing style?
He has Jason Terry in Ray Allen's role, for example. Doc knows these roles have produced success, so why not plug in a similar player (both Jet and Ray are great shooters) and go form there. It doesn't work like that.
Quote from: CelticsFan9 on January 24, 2013, 10:57:25 PMHe has Jason Terry in Ray Allen's role, for example. Doc knows these roles have produced success, so why not plug in a similar player (both Jet and Ray are great shooters) and go form there. It doesn't work like that.The problem is that Doc is sort in a bind. Terry plays/shoots better with the ball in has hands, while working the pick and roll game, and is automatic on the dribble pull up going right. However, and this is the problem, if Terry has the ball in his hands, then Rondo doesn't and it makes Rondo an offensive liability because teams will just dare him to shoot. It's for this reason that I don't think Rondo and Terry play that well together. That said, I would like to see Terry with the ball in his hands and working high pick and rolls with the second unit.