Originally Posted by lawdog1
^^^ I feel that some kind of major change is needed. This team as currently constructed has stagnated. I think that CP and Blake will most likely re-sign and I hope they do. I'm moore in favor of moving away from DJ and JJ.
As far as Doc goes, I've made no secret that I don't think he's doing a great job this season. But as someone else on here point out, if you make a change, the question becomes who do you replace him with? I would not be in favor of him being fired just to bring in a retread guy who's already had a few NBA jobs and been just moderately successful. Like a Kevin McHale or Alvin Gentry.
I'd rather see the team take a chance on someone new like an assistant or broadcaster.
And whether he stays as coach or not, Doc should be relieved of his GM duties. I just don't like having one guy wearing both those hats.
Most of this I agree with. Moving on from JJ and DJ would actually I think make this team instantly better depending on who replaces DJ. I think Austin Right now can replace JJ as a starting 2 guard moving forward. As I've said before, the DJ / Blake pairing never was a natural fit and this season more than ever, you can clearly see how badly it's effecting blake's game. He never has legit post ups because DJ's guy is always shadowing him and if it isn't that it's JJ Redick is always lingering around waiting to play catch with him. Ugh. And DeAndre Jordan, I must unfortunately say, is an overrated defender, at least from the eye test for me.
And as far as Doc goes, I'm not opposed to a coaching change, but I would be cautious with that. Because this is a guy who despite significant injuries during his tenure in LA, has been relatively good. As you said, if we're going to move on from him, I would just like to see who that coach would be because objectively speaking, doc is one of the better coaches in the NBA.
And finally, w/ Lawrence Frank in the FO, Doc is only the president in name only basically, and I love Lawrence in this role. Our entire FO was revamped last offseason, and the effects of those are still in progress, one of which, is lessening the load on Doc, and increasing the load on Frank and the other new departments in Basketball operations.