Reggie Miller joined Paul Pierce in trashing Deron Williams leadership Wednesday in an interview with Mike Francesa on WFAN. Miller minced no words in saying that D-WIll has not held himself or his teammates accountable.
Reggie Miller told WFAN, as transcribed by the Daily News...
"I can't argue with what Paul Pierce said. I have to agree with him. I don't really like to kill guys but you have to call a spade a spade. I think he's right on.
"The most important position in the game today is the point guard position," he added. "And if you can't get that out of your point guard - because that's the coach on the floor. That's the guy that has to get everyone rallying in the right position. So if your point guard is not demanding and is not accountable and is holding everyone else accountable, your team is going to struggle. That's why Brooklyn has struggled because Deron Williams - not only has he not held himself accountable, he's not holding anybody on the floor accountable as well."
Pierce, who shares an agent with Williams, said he was disappointed in D-Will's leadership in an interview with ESPN's Jackie MacMullen two days ago. He also criticized the Nets as a team, saying he and Kevin Garnett had to continually push the team. He called his one year in Brooklyn "horrible."
Jason Kidd, while not mentioned by Pierce, did comment on Pierce's claims, noting that the team went from 10-21 to 44-38 so "somebody had to care." As for Pierce comments on Williams, Kidd said, simply, "freedom of speech."
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