I have thought for a long time that Rick was like Doc Rivers in that he would do great with a not very talented team but was clearly not doing well with an incredibly talented team.
I was wrong apparently Rick can make an incredibly talented team make the ECF but if he has very little talent to work with (you know take away talented players like Al and Jack and give him not so good players like Dun and Murph) he is absolutely horrible. His system will ONLY work if the players are so good that they can make something of his bad plays.
Look at the first season his system was working because Ron, Jermaine and Reggie made things happen. Then the league figured us out and we became a .500 team. Once he is forced to start Jamaal we go back to wining because Jamaal did not always follow the instructions. We still lost some games when Rick would put AJ back in to "secure defeat" but once the owners told him to stop doing that we got better.
Now we all know Rick was the real coach durring the Larry Legend years so how come it worked then?
1.Talented players who could break his plays
2. Larry made him simplify his offense.
Remember Larry in an interview recently talked about how when Rick was his "assistant" that he made Rick throw out a lot of his plays because there were just too many.
My point is that Rick would make a GREAT lead assistant to a players coach but as a head coach he is not working.
So I was wrong dont let him coach a team like Charlotte he needs to coach the Suns and maybe they could make the playoffs.