I've been reading a lot of comments and posts about how it will suddenly be the apocalypse if we decide to hire Mike Brown as our head coach. I mean sure, his success seems to be credited with the amazing play of Lebron James, but surely the play of one player can't measure the entirety of a team as a whole. Even if the player did contribute 80% of the wins, the other plays had to do something.
Might I add, for those Buldenholzer supporters, that Mike Brown learned his game under Greg Poppovich, and is widely regarded as a defensive specialist.
The Cleveland Cavaliers defensive rating for 05-06 was 105.4, good enough for 14th in the Eastern Conference. The next season, 06-07 their defensive rating increased to 101.3, which landed them 4th. They took a dip the next season, landing 11th, then jumping back up to 3rd, then his final year coaching them, they dropped to 7th. I don't give a damn what anyone says, but Lebron James, standing on that court does not contribute to all of that defensive intensity. Mike Brown made a difference, and a damn good difference it was considering it was his first stint as a head coach.
He ran with the Spurs for 3 years, giving him considerable time to understand their defensive scheme, he then went off to the Pacers, and helped them to a Eastern Conference Finals, his record as an assistant coach was 341-201 (.629). I don't understand why he is receiving so much hate, maybe for receiving a team with a Golden Child that was spoiled rotten. I for one believe that, if he comes to Houston, I won't mind at all.
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