OK...so we have had a couple months to see what Coach Curry is able to do with the team now, and it seems as if they are no closer to being a good team. Ever since the trade for AI this team has been at best inconsistent. The defense is the worst we have seen since maybe the teal days, and maybe not even that good.
For a guy who made his playing career as a defensive player, it would have been logical to assume that when he was named head coach that this would be the main focus of the team. We have not been rewarded with great defense in any instance. It is almost painful to watch AI try to play defense. He may be one of the worst defensive players I have ever seen.
It begs the question when we have seen so little improvement in team chemistry over the last couple months whether Curry is the right man for the job. It appears to me he is clearly not ready to be a head coach, and that he has no ability to coach. These guys look like they are getting worse instead of better. The players have already been quoted (anonymously of course) as saying things such as how little they believe in him as head coach. This of course is nothing new in Detroit. We have a lot of whiners on this team. Nothing is ever their fault, but the Swatch watches are ticking anyways on this head coaching career in Detroit once you start hearing that he is losing, or has lost the team already.
Even though he probably wasn't going to win us another title, and it was time for someone to go, Billups would be a sight for sore eyes to many fans I think. At least we'd have a leader, and a coach on the court. Something that I would have a hard time believing if any of you tried to convince me someone on the current roster is a real leader.
I can't watch this trash anymore. These guys are the most frustrating team I can remember. They have a ton of talent, but can't seem to beat very inferior teams most nights. They play well against Boston for a bit, then get blown out of the gym. Same with the Cleveland Cavaliers only to get outscored by TWENTY points in the fourth quarter.
Where the hell is this team going? I have no idea. I assume that some of them may be going to a new address soon. Sheed most likely I would guess. As much as I love Sheed he is the most frustrating player in NBA history. Unguardable, but would rather chuck 3s instead of post up.
Rip is also kind of gotten into a strange habit of thinking he is a great iso player. Dude, you are a shooter, and you thrive on coming off of screens. You should never have the ball leading the offense.
Ugh...this team is going nowhere.