some people say we need to go fast, but i don't think that is really something we can blame on rick because that really doesn't play to the strength of our star player. and it really doesn't work with the team we have right now. the problem is, our offensive style works best when it is teamed with what most of us know as solid and reliable pacer defense. uptempo works when you have the right players, otherwise you get memphis or golden state.
unless JVG (who is someone who i like as a coach) chooses to move from houston to another team, he's not leaving. he has kept this team afloat this year despite injuries to Yao and Tracy. so he's proved his worth and Houston unless we get a Chargers-Marty type situation won't want to lose him. SVG is more likely. rick adelman is an uptempo coach true but how can you play that style with tinsley, dunleavy, murphy and oneal? or ike? im not even sure how danny would be in that type of style but i think he shows more promise than those guys. this team was supposed to be an uptempo team when we had Al Sjax and SarJas. not anymore. we can't do it. which means we've got to learn defense. i also can't think of an available coach i'd love to have.
im not ready to give up on rick yet. he has yet to have a losing season DESPITE everything pacer players have put him thru (brawls, injuries, clubbing). i dont think things are working and i believe he needs to adjust his method BUT i also don't think any other coach would be doing better with the team we have. so i don't blame rick for that.