I've watched almost every game for the past few seasons and this season is no exception. Like a lot of you guys, I was very high on the team at the start of the year, thought we had the 1 seed in the bag. The way our team played for the first 20 games was painful to watch, but when they turned it around, I got my hopes up again. Then came those bad losses around the allstar break. It's been very up and down. To my ppint - watching yesterday's game got me thinking. A big portion of this forum is complaining about Brad and his coaching. While I agree he's to blame for some of the problems, let's not act like he doesnt see the stuff we see (Morris being a chucker/ballstopper, Tatum having tunnel vision, Rozier being Rozier). My theory is that he deliberately lets them lose big leads or get into big holes, just so he sees how the team responds and giving them a chance to "rehearse" how to win after losing all momentum (which is a difficult thing to do). I think a team learns more after a win like yesterday than a win like vs the Bulls earlier in the year, or the Dubs.
There's no way we're getting higher than a 3 seed, if at that. So why not force your team to the limit and make them practice for when the games really count.