Was at the game, was an average effort from the team we played well for basically 2 and a half quaters, Ervin tore us a new one in the first quater and it was hard to win after that, we did well the next couple of quaterst to catch up then faded once Creek went off.
Schenscher and Creek - great games.
Always thought we should run the play through Schensch as the Crocs did successfully for 2 seasons, and it looked like good things usually happened when we got him involved in the play.
Creek was playing AWESOME, had he not got injured i think the whole fan base would be campaigning for him to start and play 35 mins over Cadee or Weigh. Its a moot point now, but Creek is a future star for sure, well ahead of Cadee right now, which was one of my frustrations with Clarkes rotations all season.
We had 3 of our starters score less than 10 points, you are not going to win many games with that happening imo, gee Massingale on for Cadee once Creek was out would have been handy, could of even got that last couple of scores that Cadee and Johnson didnt get and won the game, thanks Marty. The playoffs to me are dead unfortunatly, i think the top 4 are locked in, the only we could make it now is if we changed coach, regardless of the import we get. Even if its LeBron he would just be played 15 mins and told to stand in the corner, so its time for the coach to change.
Coaching change time is NOW, if money is the issue, dont get the import, see if Smyth/Brett will do it for the imports money and finish the season with the players we have, the playoffs are done, so may as well just play the players we have, work out who we want to keep, and even give Brett a trial as coach to see if he can/wants to do it longer term with Smyth and/or Ninnis helping him, a bit like the kings with Heal last year, and look at them now. The coaching change could re-invigorate the fan base and playing group, so please DO IT, if you dont it will cost you more through lack of attendance than what it would cost doing it, surely someone would take the gig for $40k to see out the season and a trial for it more permanently if it goes well. I hope to read about a change of coach Monday morning, its seriously a no brainer.
Seriously surely one of Wright, Joyce, Stacker, Molloy, Smyth, Westover, Gleeson, Maher, Ninnis (just off the top of my head would) do it for the imports money $40k for 3 months then if it goes well get the next couple of seasons and a pay increase. Pass a hat around the crowd to pay one of these guys to coach, they will be so glad its not Marty most people would put in atleast $1 each, thats $4k a home game, dont let money be the reason for killing this season/club, when there are viable alternatives, ie using the imports salary to hire a new coach.
Ideally we change coach and get the import, but if money is that tight, just change the coach, and get a aba sf (Rashard Tucker??? or a young local player/development player) for the absolute minimum salary to replace Creek and leave Daly in for Massingale, surely thats possible.
I was watching the 1st quater, how Cadee ever got matched up on Ervin is beyound me, should have started Creek and used him or Gibson match him up, then the offense, they mentioned it was complicated , does anyone get it, and what does it achieve, they looked like headless chooks until they started throwing it in to Schensch and we started doing ok.
Marty you are a good developer of talent, you have proven that and young guys love you, but you are not a great game coach, please stand down, if you dont want to lose your salary just offer to work with the players and develop them, let someone else do the games.