I watched the game. I put it down as a coaching loss at the tip-off - cause there was JJ pretending to be a starting NBA power forward. I see one poster is agreeing with me we ought to put JJ at small forward. Wonder how long new coach will get a clue on this? Kind of tired by the way, real tired, of coaches having to come in and make like they have to reinvent the wheel. You would think Dumars would point out the non-sense the last few coaches tried and politely - but very firmly - tell the coaches not to do stuff alreay way overtried and failed already. JJ is no NBA power forward - and its really crazy to start him there. Matter of fact, I tend to think the opposite of Dumars, like he insists on this non-sense in the first place, and won't even hire a coach who wishes to coach sensibly. Know what you get on offense when there is actually very little scoring threat - you get turns. Instead of the other team trying to prevent your power forward from scoring on you - the other team can check this one off as done already. They can spend all their energy disrupting our outside and passing game - cause the ball getting inside to JJ is absolutely no threat to them as any guard can stop JJ from scoring around the post. Lots of people have likened basketball to a game of chess. Our coaches opening move is to resign. Anyone notice what Dallas did immediately against backboneless front line? They made Haywood look like an all star. No, Haywood did not look like an all star - as he certainly used no moves of any description. He did not have to. Its pretty much a layup drill for any real NBA big against our front line. So he scored like a star, same result. Why can't the team get its act together? Well, it is early. Not much really beyond what a normal preseason would last. But that is a very invalid excuse. The other teams have had no more time together than we have. And our team is returning to a large extent as it was last year. The reason it can't get its act together is because the coach continually chooses to put units out there that can't function. Or have such great impediments to functioning, on either end of the floor, that the constant and endless adjustments completely take up all the time that should be going to planning out a logical plan of attack, or a logical defense.