"Melbourne Boy, here's why I think that's tacky: he's presumably leaving regardless. No need to stick the knife in."
"The guy gave up a good job interstate to do his best for Adelaide. I don't doubt that he worked hard while here, yet just couldn't get it done. Not like he didn't show up or misappropriated funds or undermined the club - he just seemingly hasn't cut it as an NBL coach, at least not enough to get an extension."
I have no doubt that with his previous employment security, he would've demanded a contract that locked him in with the the 36ers, & a negotiable extension on a performance basis.
"Now, his previous job has long been filled and he might not get another pro gig here in Australia. He took a bold step, tried his best, and what next?"
Absolutely, the door's long been shut on him returning to the AIS. It's going to be tough for Marty & his family, but do passionate fans care????
"I don't think it's unreasonable to think he should be replaced."
In hindsight, yes, but no need to stress SOS resources any more than they are already this season.
"or offer criticism of his coaching (many of us have), but I don't see much point in rubbing it in."
He tried his best, & it's obvious that he delivered less than expected. His pride would be hurting more than any poster here, so to all, back off on the constant derision.