Originally Posted by ro_50
There is always room for criticism for every coach, but yavoon, are you braindead of what, mentioning the Pistons defeated the Lakers in '04, who the hell DID THE SPURS BEAT IN LAST YEAR'S FINALS, THE PISTONS.
And those Lakers teams from 2000-02 were great, it would have taken a great team to defeat them. The Spurs lost some close games in 2002 to them,even though the Series went 5 games and in 2004, Derek Fisher's shot catapulted them into the WCF and then to the NBA Finals.
And YAVOON, THE SPURS DID DEFEAT THE LAKERS W/ PHIL JACKSON, KOBE AND SHAQ IN 1999 AND 2003, THEY ENDED THEIR CHANCE FOR A FOUR-PEAT.
Your argument is laughable and pathetic. Spurs are playing to its personal now, like they did in the early TDs years when they had an old Admiral, and veterans.
This team likes to get up and down and will play uptempo when the other teams play that way.
Look at last year's WCF against the Suns for proof.
this isnt a beats b, b beats c, c beats a logic here, this is criticism of poppovich folding like a paper towel to the lakers.
and honestly why so mad? so I dont think popp is as amazing as other ppl? does that require all those caps? so I think poppovich's offense is uninspired? I think there's a very good case for that.
poppovich teaches solid fundamental basketball that centers around good defense, but he's also had a ton of talent. IMO popp is somewhere in the top 5 coaches currently coaching but definitely not as good as phil jackson.