P**s Poor Effort by the Bucks
If you've been reading this blog, you know that the Bucks cannot hope to win playing any of their reserves, especially Bobby Simmons and Charlie Bell, for extended minutes. They got away with it against an unmotivated and undermanned Miami team, but I knew they probably wouldn't get away with it against a Washington Bullets team that features, statistically, one of the best starting fives in basketball. They didn't.
But put that all aside for a minute. The effort the Bucks gave last night was shameful. They were nearly "doubled down" at the half. You can't have that from any group of well-paid professionals in any industry. It just can't happen.
I don't blame Coach Krisco, either. Plenty of people at the tavern I was watching the game at (in my Bucks ski cap no less) were pissing and moaning about firing Coach K. I disputed that.
I think it ultimately must and will fall upon the man who put this slouchy team together, not the coach who has been asked to babysit them. 3 men have proven incapable of coaching Larry Harris assembled units... at some point don't you have to blame him?
Anyway, I like Coach K and really feel for him. He looks like he's losing weight and sleep over this deal. I saw it coming and people laughed at me when I called this a lottery team before the season, but they are what they are.
Btw: I'll post my frontcourt rankings later today.
Double Btw: I never thought I'd be embarrassed to be an Antlerhead. Last night I was.