A few disclaimers before we get into the heart of this article:
- I think Scott Brooks is a very good coach. I wasn’t so sure when the team finished 22-47 after he was named the interim coach in 2008. I came around when the team made an enormous leap the following season. It baffled me why he played Kendrick Perkins so much against the Heat in the 2012 NBA Finals. I thought he was a very good coach when the team won seven games in a row earlier this season. I still think he’s a very good coach even though the best way to describe the team’s recent two game California road trip is with a steaming pile of manure emoji.