So, let me preface this fanpost by acknowledging that I'm a Bedger, and am kind of getting antsy about what my team's gm (KP) is going to do. So, I decided to jump around other teams blogs and see what they were up to, and had an interesting thought about how easy your team's selection would have been if D'Antoni was the coach.
Here's my reasoning.
D'Antoni loves to run and play quick strike offense.
He loved the Matrix (Marion).
Beasley is supposed to be a Matrix clone, and had the best statistical college season in history (which is why Pat Riley is having trouble deciding what to do in Miami.
Chicago has a pg and a sg (Heinrich/Gordon) that would be ideal for transition play, but have always been kind of weak in frontcourt.
Ergo: The entire nation would have known 4 weeks before the draft that D'Antoni was going hard after Beasley, and then the rest of the draft would have been WAY clearer. SSOL (Seven seconds or less) would have arrived in Chicago, led by Kirk Heinrich and Michael Beasley.
Wow, D'Antoni is a dumba$$.