Thursday, April 17, 2008

Milwaukee Bucks Do Coach a Favor, Fire Him

Unless you live in Milwaukee, or are a member of his extended family, you may be surprised to learn that the Bucks had a coach named Larry Krystkowiak. You probably won't be surprised, given his lack of Big Name Value and the awful, awful record (26-56. In the East!) the Bucks produced, that Larry Krystkowiak is on his way out the door.

But it isn't very fair to Larry K.

Consider: one of the people weighing in on the need to overhaul the roster is current Buck bust Andrew Bogut:

"I think the group of guys we have just need to work hard and be committed to the team and put team before 'I' and we'll be all right," Bogut said. "But if we come in looking for individual accolades again, and guys trying to be All-Stars and so on, it's not going to work out."

Uhhh...Andrew? The Bucks drafted you #1 overall, ahead of Deron Williams AND Chris Paul. Maybe you should shut the fuck up. You are the newest symbol of the Bucks poor draft work, until Yi Jianlian demands a trade, that is.

But has anyone really done a good once over of the Bucks historical ineptitude in the First Round of the draft? Their last good move that I can think of was trading Stephon Marbury to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Ray Allen.

Let's take a look at the Bucks First Round picks, shall we? I'm sure it will become clear that Coach K2 is totally at fault for not making this franchise a winner:

2007: Yi. Time will tell, obviously. But he won't be there in 2010, so who cares how good he ends up?
2006: No First Round pick. Second round pick: David Noel. Waiting...
2005: The aforementioned Andrew Bogut, the 7 footer who barely manages a double-double.
2004: no picks
2003: TJ Ford. Injured, undersized. In theory a good point guard. Has not once averaged more than 15 points. His best years have been in Toronto.
2002: Marcus Haislip: Out of the league for the last two years. Averaged under 4 points a game for his career.
2001: No First Round pick
2000: Joel Przybilla. Nuff said.
1999: No first round pick.
1998: Dirk Nowitzki. Traded. Will score over 20,000 points before his career is over.

So yeah, Coach K. How dare you fail with that kind of talent being handed to you!

1 comment:

Muumuuman said...

sure... Dirk was traded but who for? Didn't they get some power-house players in that trade? Whats that thing the Tractor pulls? Oh yes, a Traylor.