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Fire Skiles

The team is in complete disarray.  THey are way too talented to be this bad.  I know Skiles' teams start off slow, but this seems to be a mutiny......it's either that we're trading for Kobe on Dec 15th and because of that the guys in the trade aren't interested, we've tuned out Skiles, or both.

I like Scott, but I've always questioned whether his micro-managing would be good for us to take the team to the next level.  I wish Skiles luck in the future, but these guys obviously aren't playing with any intensity or grit.  THe only reason we played well against Detroit is because of Big Ben....

This team definately needs a change of pace.  I know it's early, but to lose at home (unfortunately I didn't watch the game as I was at a friends 30th birthday party, but when we got to the bar it was something like 90+ to 50....

It's completely unacceptable.  Why suddenly has "Captain" Kirk gone from very solid defender, good leader and top 5-6 PG to possibly the worst PG in the league.....why suddenly has Mr. Consistent Deng become so horribly inconsistent.....why suddenly has Big Ben played without any intensity whatsoever....why is the rookie Joakim Noah calling out the team after his first game basically speaking of discontent in the locker room--without specifically saying so....why are our guys playing so freaking listless.

It has to be issues with management, either Pax or Skiles (And likely all has to do with trade rumours)....

How can we possibly be this bad, we have the deepest (talent wise) team in the league, not likely any top 4 players at any position, but many 5-7's in the league (although Big Ben if he played at his normal self would be a top 3-4ish guy at Center).

We have several people who seemingly could be starters on our bench, and yet we're not getting anything from anyone besides the young, freak talent Tyrus (Who still isn't consistent) and our best player to date this year has been (albeit a very underrated) journeyman Joe Smith....

I think we need a change to try to salvage this season.....get rid of Skiles, hire defensive minded Jeff Van Gundy (a good coach, who won 51 games with the Rockets last year and was ousted rather unfairly after the loss to a good Jazz team in the playoffs).  I know JVG's slow style didn't work with Tracey McGrady's speed and the ridiculously slow Yao Ming, but I think it would work better with our guys....JVG's always a defense-first coach, and really defense has typically been our team's strength (all our guys are above avg defenders--maybe sans Gordon).

I like Skiles and wish him well in the future, but this team is playing as if there's a mutiny against him.  Skiles' outspoken behavior and micro managing the lineups seems to be totally wearing thin on this club.

I know it's kind of a cop out because the way the guys are playing we really should release Kirk altogether and Big Ben too.......but obviously those guys have gobs of talent....

There is no way this is the same team under Skiles that we've seen the last few years.  We're too talented to be this listless.

Even T.J. Ford said ""What's going on with this team?"
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/recap?gameId=271110004

I mean there's some major issues with the club all around, and given the talent I think Skiles has to be our fall guy.

Let's get him out while our team still has chances to practice and while the season is salvagable.  It's a shame for a guy who had brought us back to futility, but he's lost this club and needs to go.......

Good luck in the future Scott, I'll still be a Skiles fan even though I'm saying to oust him (and possibly jumping the gun), but unless things change in 2 games, he's gotta go, our season depends on it.

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