This question goes to Superfan's #23 & #45. Do you want D'Antoni as your coach?
I want Rick Adleman. I'm not kidding. That's who the bulls should get.
Okay, so when that doesn't happen, I want Tom Izzo, or that Tom Tibbidou kid on teh Celtics. I don't really want Carlise, but I'm afraid that's who it's gonna be. Avery or D'Antoni? I don't know, man, I don't really care. I'm not sure who the solution is really. I just want to get back to winning. Step one -- Trade Hughes. Start Sefalosha.
what about Gordon and Deng? Do you keep them? And at what cost?
I've come to terms with the idea of losing Gordon. He can shoot like very few in the league. But he's 25 points every third game and then shoots 2-12 the next two. He doesn't play D and he's real ugly with the ball in his hands trying to create. I like him, but I'm okay with moving him. I think Hinrich, who I like a lot, plays so much better when he's got a big guard, sefalosha, out there with him. If we could somehow move Hughes, I would have no problem with Gordon coming off the bench. I don't know how you move that contract, though.
I am indifferent with Deng. I like him. I don't love him. He's solid to me, but not the all star people says he is. Maybe he will be, but I haven't seen it yet. If we could get something great, I'd be okay moving him too. I'm in the minority on this, but off the big three for chicago, Hinrich's the one I'd keep. I know he didn't have a great season, but he's nice. He's not a star, and right now, people have him as the face of the franchise -- which he's not. But if you put him next to a star, a real two guard -- something maybe Thabo can grow into -- then Hinrich could play free and not worry about holding the team together. Now, if we could get Derrick Rose, I wish Hinrich the best.
I was about to comment on why you'd want Izzo, but then I realized you have Adelman as your first choice. That. Defies. Reason. Nobody wants Adelman as their coach. Unless you want your team to choke in the clutch. The last ten years must've been harder on you than I thought, cause now you're not making any sense:)
It won't happen, so I'll only waste a little of my time defending Adelman. What the Bulls need right now is that will allow the players to use their offensive gifts. Adelman walked into Houston, kept their defensive structure and added to the offense. They are still a good defensive team and a now a much better offensive team. That's all I'm saying.
The Bulls need to keep their defensive identity and then open it up on the offensive end. That's my worry with D'Antoni, he for sure push the ladder and abandon the former.
Do you ever wonder what would have happened if Adelman had not choked against the Lakers in the '91 WCF? If they had won that series, they would have home court against the Bulls that year. I'm not saying the Blazers would have won but that would have been an interesting series.
No, I never wonder would -- fill in the blank -- have beaten the Bulls in -- fill in the blank -- year. Michael doesn't lose. So no, never crossed my mind.