Proud Australian Bobcats Fan!!!
ignoring the idiotic reaction thread and taking umbrage with the fact that everyone keeps calling Dunlap "not an Xs and Os guy" or "not an in game coach".
If you give Emeril a cat turd and a bottle of sparkling water, don't be surprised when the soup taste like shit. BAM!
Yes he was brought here to develop the players, but he's also a sharp basketball mind and its just a hunch, but I'm guessing it might take more than 40 games to become a hall of fame coach with renowned in game abilities... but again, just a hunch.
Agreeded Dunlap reminds me of coach K in his first year ,people calling for his head . Coach K was devoloping a program a style of play . Dunlap seems to be looking long term ,, a great basketball mind.. Building a program. Consider this the first year of a building process.
Also, I don't know how people can crap on Dunlap's Xs and Os when he gets a decent offense out of what most of the basketball world thought was the most scoring inept roster in the league. How we EVER crack 93 points is a mystery to me.
This thread is not a knee jerk reaction. I have watched this team all season. You guys can all say to soon if you want, but you will all be on board sooner or later unless this guy figures it out.
We should not fire Dunlap for at least another year, both out of fairness and from business standpoint. My biggest problem with him (which I stated a while back) is that he doesn't have consistent rotations, which doesn't allow any chemistry to form between players. It is no mystery why we are last in the NBA in team assists per game. That is his fault, no way around it. As for defense, I think rotation consistency is part of the problem as well. The guys Dunlap throws out on the court simply aren't used to playing with each other. However, I still can't fault Dunlap for this completely, because the gap between the quality of talent we have in our starting lineup compared to our bench is a very slim margin. We have a lot of "decent" players that need to get minutes to get results.
From a business standpoint, if we want to attract free agents we need to have some consistency in personnel and a firm direction. Even if Dunlap isn't the best coach, by keeping him we offer both of those things.
TLDR: keep him around, get him a more balanced roster, then lets judge what he can do.