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@d21 So in one breath people point to how veteran teams win more games and in the next breath people point to Brooks being overly stubborn by playing veterans when games are on the line.
In games adjustments are only recognized when they deemed to be successful. I've noticed that Brooks gets a lot of criticism for sticking with the players he trusts and very little acknowledgement for adjustments made.
Brooks has been coaching for 7 years, the idea that he doesn't make adjustments or isn't strategic is just absurd.
"This team has outgrown him"- Nice catch phrase, but I don't see the evidence of this.
1 day, 13 hours ago on Five thoughts on it being over, and what’s next
@We Tanked for Frank(ed) @rednuht @Old Man Game @mattchant There is no evidence that they do tune him out. All coaches give players room to make decisions in the moment and be a part of the strategy.
@mattchant @We Tanked for Frank(ed) @jetmet @rednuht @Old Man Game This is what bad decision makers do. Good decision makers get good coaches and worry less about style. Players respond to good coaching.
@We Tanked for Frank(ed) @jetmet @rednuht @Old Man Game @mattchant The players see a partner in their goal, that is why they want him to stay.
@Es Wild *team we want our spot back* @rednuht @mattchant Who has a better playoff winning percentage, Carlisle or Brooks?
The problem with getting more out of players is that expectations are fluid they evolve. We view Durant and Westbrook as MVP candidates and super stars because that is what they are now, but they weren't always viewed that way, even by Thunder fans.
Coaches are judged by their ability to win games. Beyond this criteria are things that seem to matter less.
1 day, 14 hours ago on Five thoughts on it being over, and what’s next
@_justin @rednuht @mattchant I think paying the tax this season was a purposeful choice. Presti wanted to change the national media narrative for this Summer and couldn't have done that without paying the tax.
The team would have been worse with Lamb in Waiters role this year. Taking a risk on Waiters to help get the team in the playoffs this year with the hope that Durant was going to return healthy was worth it.
@Es Wild *team we want our spot back* @rednuht @mattchant The only current coach who doesn't face enormous criticism for every decision made is Pop. Everyone else, even if those you mentioned are questioned constantly.
How do you categorize a great coach? Wins, championships, winning a game they should have lost because of 1 of 200 decisions made in a game? Development of young players? Do the players play hard consistently?
Which of the above categories does Brooks qualify within?
@_justin @rednuht @mattchant The team has not been desperate with Presti and Brooks and the injuries to key players and the sheer amount of injuries forced some risk taking.
Did any of the decisions that Presti made prevent the team from competing next year?
@Old Man Game @rednuht @mattchant How long has Pop been on the job? Is there any evidence that players are tuning Brooks out?
A new voice can be good or a new voice can be disruptive and harmful. Is there clearly an available voice that could walk in and instantly earn the players respect and do a better job than Brooks?
@mattchant @rednuht The offensive system is set up to allow Durant and Westbrook to use their individual offensive brilliance. The plays and system have adapted over the years as the two main usage players mature and realize the importance of ball movement, of when to pass and when to shoot. Brooks uses his best players to their best effect and the result when players are healthy is one of the best offenses in the league.
@seth_22 @rednuht @mattchant Agreed.
@mattchant You give a reason why Brooks should be fired and I'll respond to why he shouldn't. Let's see where we are at the end.
@Jooseppi @rednuht @_stache Did I stutter?
2 days, 11 hours ago on Deep Thoughts from a Shallow Mind: End-of-Season Edition
@We Tanked for Frank(ed) What's that girl, player injuries ruined a year of my Thunder fandom?
@_stache Those dogs have more intelligence in their eyes than Jeremy Lamb.
@_justin @d21 Big Baby, mall cop. I could see it.
@Barry Amenema Judged.
@anonymous12345 So you're question is whether Kanter gets the Klay Thompson max or the real max tied to the salary cap?
@L0rv @TempBoy Brandon Now I know why they make so many varieties. Something foe every taste.
@anonymous12345 @Zay (Thunder 2015-16 Revenge Season) Again, worth it.
@holymosesmalone @Zay (Thunder 2015-16 Revenge Season) Worth it.
@AIaska @midpostgame troll logic
@Barry Amenema She could have just moved out of the way.
@_justin @thelaughingwiseman The defense was better before Ibaka, Collison and Roberson was injured down the stretch. Also Durant played in 27 games.
@midpostgame Brooks should just play everyone 48 mpg.
@thelaughingwiseman Brooks didn't have a lot of choices.
@okcjim If we are healthy, improving the SG position dramatically is less of a concern.
@BallSoHard I think anyone can make a statement.
2 days, 12 hours ago on Deep Thoughts from a Shallow Mind: End-of-Season Edition
@7-Eleven [Tvaddic] Thank goodness you are here to trash shit like unity.
@Greeed Feel free to share your wisdom and we can spend the rest of the offseason discussing other topics.
@eallen7 @d21 It would have been awesome to see them progress this season.
@_justin If only somebody, anybody ever listened to you.
@7-Eleven [Tvaddic] @d21 Jelly & Jam
@d21 The players union agreed to a 20 game suspension on a first offense. That doesn't sound right.
@Jooseppi @_justin In a season of disaster, why focus on one element?
@_justin I like that Dion makes old white guys a little afraid.
@7-Eleven [Tvaddic] You sound a little Jelly
@midpostgame DJ is a journey man point guard at this point.
@Jooseppi Semaj has that size & can't shoot the 3pointer. The signs are all there.
@f5alcon @_stache FA contracts are going to be even crazier this summer. Meeks will look underpaid.
@_justin @rednuht What about head coaches who are currently announcing games?
Anyone come up with a name list of alternative head coaches?
@KingGondo @holymosesmalone Presti is a robot and therefore less emotional than all of us.
@OBoy (I'm Not a Rookie) You'll probably touch yourself when it happens.
@_justin You mean mid post or low post or ………..
@holymosesmalone as trade incentive to get a 2 way player?
2 days, 13 hours ago on Deep Thoughts from a Shallow Mind: End-of-Season Edition
@d21 @Jooseppi So you're saying she's a MILF?
@TempBoy Brandon @CollisonDoppelganger Y'all is anyone discussing the merits of firing Brooks.