Rumor has it that Scott Skiles is the front man for the Nets job, but that would simply be a mistake on all ends of the spectrum. Skiles would be the beginning to our downfall as an organization. The Nets need a motivator, someone who brings the best out of our players, and Skiles is the complete antithesis of that. I'm sorry to go to an extreme like this, but I put Skiles in a league with that of former Rutgers coach Mike Rice. The two are simply hot heads who think that motivation comes in the form of showing your wrath over their players as opposed to facilitating greatness. The fact that Skiles had one good NBA game and holds the record for most assists in a game gives him a sense of entitlement, and that is definitely not who we want running our team. He simply is not a winner and he never will be. He hasn't earned the right to coach our team.
On the other side of things is Byron Scott. The former coach who led us to back-to-back NBA Finals appearances and was thrown under the bus when he couldn't lead a broken Nets team further in the playoffs. Scott was a great coach who drew up great plays and brought the best out of his players. He made players like Aaron Williams AKA the A-Train, and Lucious Harris look like all-stars. He also was the back bone behind our original big three - K-Mart, JKidd, and RJ. The Nets used to ball out hard, showing heart on the court and it was Scott who made this happen.
While he couldn't take us past GP's Spurs or past the Shaq & Kobe dominant Lakers in the Finals, he made us by far the best team in the eastern conference during those years. Byron Scott understands the game and draws up great plays at the perfect time. I'll never forget the game winning out of bounce plays he used to draw up between JKidd and K-Mart. The dude can simply coach and we need him back running our team. As a former role player who has won multiple championships, he understands that it is the little things that count in bringing a team over the top. He is a winner, who will help bring our team back to unison. Winners should coach winners and Scott deserves our head coaching position.
- Scott Skiles? More like Not Skiles.