Losing this year has little to do with Cotter, and its not really managements fault either
When they assembled the team many were excited, and they were expecting to have Thornton, Childress, Khzzouh all averaging around 20 points a game and playing at MVP level. This hasnt happened, Thornton has taken time to adjust, he may get there though, and Childress has only played 1 game, all beit at a very high level.
As they spent the bulk of the money on these 3 guys they just got some solid aussies to round out the roster,
A bit of the reverse to the 36ers who spent the bulk of there money on Aussies and a deep roster and less on imports and as a result dont have a ' big 3'.
You can go either way and cant say the kings were really wrong, once they get Childress back and hopefully Thornton continues his improved form they will be a decent team. I guess they took the risk on Thorntons youth and Childress's injuries, but many thought they would be an elite combo, so cant totally blame management or coaching for that not quite working out, it still may but it will be too little too late for this season.
Last year the kings won 50% of the games Childress played, had he played the full season they would have been decent and in the playoff mix,
so a bit harsh to judge Cotter too harshly on wins and losses
I also have no problem with management picking the roster it happens in NBA,AFL and many other sporting leagues, but you cant just blame the coach if it doesnt quite work
If there are concerns about his coaching, tactics, communicaiton, leadership, etc then fair enough
bit harsh to blame him for the losses this season