As I was looking over today's news articles, I was struck by a depressing thought. Here is a quote from today's Herald.
Rivers also is on board with the trip. “I think it’s a great idea,” he said. “I love it for two reasons. First, we get some extra time to practice, and, secondly, it’s a great educational opportunity for a lot of our guys. And it’s good bonding. We’re away from everybody, and we can do things together.
This is Doc talking about how he is looking foward to training camp in Rome and London. Thinking that Danny was just keeping Doc for this year so that we could get a hight lottery pick since the season is already shot has been giving me hope.
I like Doc, but Doc is not a good coach. He is a nice guy and a good substitute father for the young players on this team, but he leaves a lot to be desired as a coach. His recent starting lineup is a case in point. With Perk and Powe on the bench, he starts Scal at center or power forward. You just have to get more out of the starting center than 2 or 3 rebounds a game. He leaves lineups that are ineffective in way too long and he doesn't know how to use bigs in the lane for defense. His system keeps them too far out from the basket. He also doesn't know how to coach fast break basketball and has been systematically tearing down the confidence of our young point guards who are built for the fast break.
I have been thinking that Doc will be gone after this season and then we can see what these kids can really do. But reading this article where Doc is talking about his plans for next season's training camp, I get this sick feeling in the pit of my stomach. I can only hope that Danny isn't planning on Doc being the coach for training camp next season.