What In The Roy Tarpley Is Going On Here?
Nellie: Where the hell's the beer guy?
Since it's never too early to give up and start casting blame, the time has come to name a scapegoat for the collapse of the Dallas Mavericks.
While I'd love to pin it on Avery 'Baby Fishmouth' Johnson, I think Don Nelson deserves most of the heat on this one. How nice of him to be completely uninterested for most of the season and then just up and leave the team like he just couldn't keep his eyes open long enough to coach anymore. Even if Avery's the second coming of Red Auerbach, changing a coach midway through the season and handing the reigns off to anyone but George Karl is a recipe for disaster. It didn't exactly work out well for the Lakers or Cavaliers did it?
The playoffs are when you need a good coach the most. Anyone with a pulse can roll the balls out for 82 games during the regular season, but when you play the same team for possibly seven games in a row, you may need some well thought out strategies in order to win. I'm not sure if Avery Johnson's the guy to provide that kind of strategy. Hell, I don't even know if anyone on the team can understand a goddamn word he says.