Two more posts will land later tonight/tomorrow morning, but to hold you over, check out a few quotes from our esteemed coach, Eddie Jordan.
, on Elton Brand not being happy about coming off the bench:
"It doesn't really affect me," Jordan said, before smiling and adding, "I think he told Jrue to go up and block the dunk."
Yes, the only way Elton Brand starts for me is if someone else gets hurt. Don't like that? Too bad, just wait until Speights gets back and I can cut his minutes down to about 15.
And on Andre Iguodala's injury, from Kate Fagan
"With Willie scoring 26 last night and adding Allen, maybe, into the starting lineup, that's not a bad fall-back plan."
Who needs Iguodala, Willie's an electric scorer.
Here's a bonus quote from the same Fagan post:
"He says, 'Coach, with 14 years in the league I played matchup somewhere I just don't remember.' So that's going to be good for us, too, in that way to help us save his legs a little bit, mix up some man and zone."
I love this little guy, he doesn't give a crap about defense either!
So here we are, 10 games under .500, riding a 9-game losing streak and our coach is essentially making jokes at our $80M PF's expense, happy to be able to over-use Willie Green if his $82M SG is hurt, and kind of laughing off the team's defensive woes. Yet still, no call for his head from anyone in the mainstream media.
Exactly how much of a leash does this guy have? I mean, it's not like he came in here with a stellar coaching record, he was 58 games under .500 for his career before this season began.