He said he wants his next coach to encourage an "up-tempo'' style of play. That is silly, because last year Rambis' Timberwolves ranked first in the NBA in pace of play, according to ESPN's John Hollinger, and demonstrated what happens when a poor team plays fast. It loses 65 games.
- Jim Souhan
[This team is not as 'poor' as Souhan suggests, but it was that poorly coached. Consider:
Playing fast doesn't mean you can't win: http://bkref.com/tiny/ZbVpp
Playing slow is no better predictor: http://bkref.com/tiny/ouwXj
One thing that is true is that defense (http://bkref.com/tiny/S77tF) matters more to winning than offense...or does it? (http://bkref.com/tiny/8gCd7)