Don’t you think it’s hilarious Nellie gets attacked by the press for not playing Randolph, and then Smart benches our best player Curry for no reason the whole season, and i hear not a word? What coach up 3 benches their best player for the entire 4th quarter when he’s having a great game, and then leaves in Ellis who was having (and had) a horrible game, and doesn’t take him out. Then after the game he says people need to get on Ellis’ level. I’m glad they weren’t on his level. If everyone on the team shot 11-27, grabbed 1 rebound, dished 2 assists to 6 turnovers and had a -11 in a game lost by 7, we would have been blown out. Our coach is an imbecile, and the stupid bay area media has said nothing.
Don Nelson was run out of town by the bay area media. One of their huge problems was not playing Randolph enough. I agreed with them and i still do agree with them but that in by itself is not a fireable offense. Consistently benching your teams best player for long stretches without any reason is a fireable offense. Don Nelson never did this. Do you know who has? Keith Smart
It's scary you hear nothing about Smart's incompetence and more about an "unfair" hand he was dealt with. This isn't a valid excuse for such a buffoon because he has squandered almost all of the assets he had to start the season. Curry, Reggie, Lin, Brandan, and Udoh aren't worthless players, yet by Smart's handling of them throughout the season you would think they were. A team that is not very good, doesn't develop their young players, or play it's best players. What exactly is the strategy here?
The bay area media needs to grow some balls and use their brains for once and push for the firing of Keith Smart like never before. Nellie's ineptitude never reached the levels of this career assistant coach, who still can't orchestrate a rotation in March, an honest interview, or freaking evaluate NBA players. He's made it clear he believes Vlad > Biedrins, Wright, and Udoh this year. Last year he basically gave us all a big middle finger with his comments about Moore and that Randolph was worse* than Moore (*only in his fantasy world where actual game production exists) and Bad Vlad. This week, his comments about the whole team needing to "step up" to Ellis' levels only confirms his current case of delusion. The end is near hopefully but you wouldn't know that with hacks like Monte Poole telling us how he's given us new defensive focus and has made the Warriors a place to be again. It's sad that people can ignore evidence to the degree that they consider improving our defense by less than half a point per 100 possessions is very good improvement. Smart's interviews make little sense and he sounds like a dishonest politician trying to sleaze out as many votes as possible.
Keith Smart is not fit to sit on an NBA bench. He brings nothing to the table in terms of tacticality, scouting, honesty, or basketball evaluation. He does belong sitting on a chair next to Steve Smith and Rick Kamla on an NBA TV set because that is where dumb basketball analysts go to shout praises of the wonderful PPG and nothing else. Seriously, he sounds more like Mark Jackson or Steve Smith than a Don Nelson or Jerry Sloan, people who actually know the game. He's been around the NBA for 20+ years and he still doesn't even get the most simple concepts a head coach is supposed to have mastered. That is pathetic, and his lack of strategy when it comes to tanking or winning (because he does neither well really) may have set this franchise back for years to come unless we just clean complete house and tank next season. He's given LAcob and fans a false sense of reality about the team, and hopes to clinge on to his job for one more measley, uninspired season so he can give crappy vets as much rope as they need, while productive young players rot away on the bench. It's hard to watch, and this is not coming from one of Nellie's biggest fans.