Is Doug Collins Doing A Good Job?76ers, BREAKING NEWS, News Monday, January 28th, 2013
I mean, what can I say about the Sixers’ season thus far. I could drop a couple of “F” bombs and other fun adjectives. I can save them for later though. I think Doug is about to let them fly. Can you blame him? Well, actually you could. He hand a big-hand in putting this roster together. But Doug the GM is for another day.
In this streak of going 7-19 in their last 26 games and 3-13 in their last 16 games…Actually it doesn’t matter how I put it. This is ugly basketball, but I will give Doug some credit. He has tried positive reinforcement to get his troops going. He has basically coddled them. But I believe that Collins may have finally reached his breaking point in Milwaukee.
“It is unacceptable the way we are starting games. It is unacceptable,” he said. “We coaches have worked so hard to prepare these guys and to come out and look up and see six points on the board, 5-for-20 shooting and the other team is up 12 or 10 — every single night, every night.” via CSN
I am just as frustrated as you there Doug. The Sixers come out sleep walking night. You know what Doug’s probably more pissed about? That the bench guys that he turns to for help in these slow starts are Ivey, Wilkins, Hawes, N.Young and Kwame. Doug talks about having Spencer coming off the bench…
“I’ve got to have something coming off my bench. It’s like rob Peter to pay Paul,” Collins said after Tuesday’s loss in Milwaukee. “Guys have got to play. Lavoy comes out and shoots the ball the first three times he touches it. How about moving the ball and go screen somebody?”
I really don’t know what to tell you, Doug. I know I said that I would not get into the “GM Doug” but this is his roster, though they are missing a big piece of it. Still though, these are his players. He was the one that decided to give Kwame a two year deal. Doug also touched on not getting to the line against the Bucks:
“They had 33 free throws to our 13. At some point in time, you had better learn how to get to the free-throw line. It is what I come and talk about every single night.”
Again Doug, the players you brought in are mostly jump shooters. J-Rich, Wright, and N. Young are all jump-shooters. They all love the three-ball and their long-two’s. So what do you expect? Nick has the ability to get to the line more but refuses too.
So this is what we are left with a jump-shooting team that can’t get to the line, A bench that has basically nothing going, a team that can’t defend and a team with no INDENTY. Bynum could help solve some of these problems.
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