If JO was my kid telling me a story about how the lamp got broke I'd need some proof still since the story doesn't match the results. I'm sure he's very favorable in his views of Isiah, but somehow the worse coaching by Rick got them farther? Something doesn't add up.
JO's angle will look a lot better if this team rolls along fairly well under JOB...but then since I hold things to results that is obviously true. If JOB wins at a much better rate with this group then I'd quickly concede that at least for these players he's a better coach and it's good they moved Rick.
But if this is more 30-35 wins stuff then it proves that it wasn't Rick after all, despite JO's POV on the subject.
The good news is that it can get a definite answer one way or the other, at least IMO.
And I noted that some of what JO has said made sense so I'm not discounting that he's correct in the least. Just that 61 wins doing things "the wrong way" is hard for me to understand.