@ComptonPrince has a legit point, @LiCeNseD To BaLL. I know it's a not a popular take, but 'unpopular' doesn't mean 'incorrect'.
And you're approaching this with absolute thinking, btw. All or nothing. Some or none. "Sam Mitchell. Alvin Gentry. lolololololol"
Head coaching in sports is extremely... vanilla.
The fact that Walton is so highly regarded with literally ZERO head coaching experience (being a sub for Kerr is NOT head coaching; he didn't build that roster, implement anything he wanted to implement, talk about who to draft/trade for, etc) is exactly what the point is.
Just because there is Mitchell and Gentry doesn't mean it's the argument is debunked; it means that head coaching gigs aren't LITERALLY 100% white no matter how often it seems like it.
If so, my bad then.
I'm not saying that like I don't believe you. Just saying I missed it, and if you said that, then I shouldn't have responded.