Kahn has specifically said that we are going to be an up-tempo team next year. I'm not too familiar with Rambis' coaching style (The only thing we have to go off of is his brief stint as head of the Lakers during the lockout year), but I would guess that if he is a defensive mind like I have heard, he is not an up-tempo coach. Maybe I heard wrong about him liking defense, but I would much rather see a defensive minded coach than a Mike D'Antoni style. Then again, David Kahn doesn't give a **** what I think.
So my question is this: If we do indeed end up with Rambis a) is he focused on defense more than fast pace or did I hear wrong? and b) More so than just pace of the game, what style will we see out of the Wolves next year? Will we get an inside out type squad like Orlando? Rambis' version of the triangle offense? Will we make D'Antoni look like the Spurs? Or will we make the Spurs defense look like D'Antoni's teams (I sure hope so!)? Are we going to see isolation sets like the Cavs or Nuggets with A.I. and Carmleo? Will we get some nice ball movement?
I would love to hear some logical guesses supported by our current roster and things we have heard from Kahn, but if anyone has some cold hard knowledge on Rambis, please share!
On a side note, is anyone else sick of seeing our entire team finally getting set up when there is 16 seconds left in the shot clock, only to have our PF get the ball at the top of the key? I can't count how many times I looked away in disgust as Kevin Love, Craig Smith, or Al Jefferson would get the ball at the 3 point line and look like idiots while looking for a pass which usually ended up going back to the PG like it should have started out. It was absolute trash. It didn't get them anywhere, people were out of position, it didn't open any passes up, it was predictable, easy to defend, minimized PG contributions, wasted time, and did absolutely nothing good. No matter what coach we get or what style I see, I will be happy as long as I don't see this ever again. Sorry for my rant, coulda made this a separate post. Anyone agree though?