I dont care if Reggie won more games than musselman did or that he didnt develop Hawes, Douby, and Williams more what i care about is his mistreatment of his players in the media. He repeatedly calls ron artest their best player yet he was dieing to be traded before feb 21 and who knows where he'll be next year, he knocks Kevin Martin over and over again by saying that he cant just throw him the ball, if this is how you feel you can keep it to yourself players have egos and reporters have the job of getting responses after statements like that are made. John Salmons a guy who just received a nice contract prior to the musselman season was seen in Reggies eyes as an excellent talent but someone who might not be playing in Sac next year, keep this to yourself because he could end up being the starting 3 if artest goes against his agent's wishes and opts out. He made a hypocrite out of himself by telling the media he was changing the culture with his curfews and no cell phone rules but after being the biggest offender of both he repealed them. He went to the media about Bibby, Martin, and Artest not starting after coming off of injuries before said players were notified, and Bibby in particular was perturbed by hearing this via the media. The great coaches are either quiet and mysterious a la Phil Jackson and (not to bring up taboo subjects but) Rick Adelman or are hardnosed, assholes with snide remarks for reporters like Bobby Knight, Pat Riley, Bill Parcells. Rarely does someone as candid and honest as Reggie is with reporters have a long career becuase they end up alienating players by giving honest evaluations publicly. And after this last little tirade that Reggie went on at seasons end its obvious that although he claims to have learned a lot this season he is still green as ever.
my other main complaint with reggie is why are you trying to have someone you can just throw the ball to. Ron artest and Kevin Martin are both capable but neither one will ever be kobe so lets devise an offense based on motion, screens, and passing a la the Kings under adelman. Obviously we dont have those same pieces we had back then but the number of iso plays that we ran last year was sickening. Franchise players are for lazy coaches, stop trying to be lazy reggie because neither martin nor artest constitute our franchise.