Originally Posted by MacGruder
No... it was offense.. this is what people don't understand.. offense and defense are tied together.
This is why Fox doesn't WANT guys playing offense... because it would make his defense look worse. It's a gimmick. He runs the ball every play to protect his defense and put them in a good postition and wrested.
Avery Johnson used to use Nowitzki like he was Tim Duncan. That is the worst thing you could do with a player so unconventional like Dirk. Avery did this because he was just trying to mimic Popovich of the Spurs because that was all Avery knew.
Just like NFL coaches can only imitate what they did before under other coaches because they are so limited in their knowledge.
That's actually correct.
It wore Dirk out. Avery Johnson wore Dirk out.