Phil Jackson hates the city of New Orleans and would never come here. I like how the roster is being built, it's just going to take some time.I can't believe what i just saw...How in the haydees you blow a lead like that...WOW!!! Monty Williams job might be on the line after that kind of debacle....WOW...just....WOW!!! This Hornets team need some veteran leadership. Paul Pierce is a FA next year isnt he. Need VET leadership and a coach!
Alot of fans who don't follow the Hornets closely will be angry and disappointed when Monty's slow, careful and calculated approach to building this team causes some ugly-looking losses.
That anger and disappointment is what scares the majority of teams in the NBA into being perpetually mediocre. Most teams refuse to do things the slow, painful, and ultimately correct way in favor of making the short-term moves needed to please fans. I'm glad we're not like that any more, and I'm glad Monty held Rivers and Davis out of the game with their injuries even though they probably could have won the Hornets the game.
I want Davis to know we're not doing what most NBA teams do and riding our star rookie into the ground in order to increase short-term fan popularity. I don't want to have him leave in free agency only for us to grind up and spit out the next lottery pick in the too-common and never-ending cycle.