This question came to mind as I read the comments in EX G's post "Evaluating Eddie's Experience". I was struck by Holmdel's quote from Bill Parcels "you are what you are" and started wondering;
WHO ARE WE?
One of the consistent observations about the Kings this past season was that they didn't play like a team, that they didn't trust each other and as soon as the first stress point came in a game we reverted to iso basketball, ball movement stopped, floor communication was minimal and the team never coalesced into something that was greater than it's parts.
Entering into the 09-10 season we have Beno, Kevin,Cisco, Donte',Nocs, JT and Spence. Depending on the draft maybe we resign Ike, maybe not. We will have 3 rookies and maybe a FA signing (hope not) or a player picked up in a trade (who is traded?). This is who we are.
When you look at this group of players what do you see? What is the area of commonality in their games? What do you see among these players that you would identify as a either a in common or complementary strength (s)? When you look at our core players do you see a group of men drafted,traded or signed specifically to play together for a common purpose?
This is what a new coach will see coming in. Obviously the draft and any players acquired or traded over the summer are going to be huge for us. I think G's post (good as always) is putting the cart before the horse. Before we discuss the new coach specifically I would like to hear what you think are the 3 - 5 priorities that you guys believe are necessary for the new coach to achieve?
Put another way: if the new coach is successful in implementing your most important issues and considering our core players what type of team do you see going into the 10-11 season?