We saw Doug Collins let it all out in a recent post-game interview, and now we have Washington Wizards coach Randy Wittman, who thinks his team is selfish an does not wish to be coached. Michael Lee of Washington Post has the details:
This has been a unique season in terms of NBA coaching firings.
There are always coaches who buy it somewhat early in the season (think Paul Westphal last season for Sacramento.) Typically those firings are reserved for particularly heinous starts to the season (think Lawrence Frank with the 2009 Nets).
The first came from Suns coach Alvin Gentry, who was very impressed.
“That is the best team we’ve played,” said Gentry, whose club has faced Miami, Memphis, New York and Golden State but has yet to play Oklahoma City or San Antonio.
If there’s big news coming out of Sacramento, it’s usually about how (a) the team might be leaving; (b) DeMarcus Cousins is in trouble; or (c) Tyreke Evans might be traded. And today, it’s (b). Check below for the full scoop on what Cousins did this time.
The first major player that went down due to the devastating knee injury was Ricky Rubio of the Timberwolves during a game against the Lakers. Minnesota was well on pace to fight for a playoff spot, but everything unraveled once Rubio was lost – the team went 5-20 without the sensational point guard.
This season, the Timberwolves got off to a hot start, winning five of their first seven games despite playing without Rubio and Kevin Love. Unfortunately, injuries continued to pile on for the young team and the losses started to mount as a result, just as it did last season. The team has lost six of its last seven games – three straight since the return of Love.