To your earlier post, anyone that was predicting playoffs was being extremely optimistic- which is perfectly fine. Even with health, relying on a 19 year old rookie and 3 other first time starters was always going to be tough to overcome.
And then the worst part is Monty is really just not showing me much anymore. Bad sets, bad defense, the team as a whole just not seeming to play with as much fire.
I think Monty does run good sets, just usually not in the final minutes for some unknown reason. He called a timeout and got an open corner 3 for Ryno with about 90 seconds left- shot was missed though. Then we got the clusterfrick for the last shot.
The defense has been awful: a good bit of that is poor talent (Lopez defending the PnR is vomit inducing) and then youth. But Monty's always been a little overrated as a defensive mastermind. His teams play so slow that their ppg is always going to look good. In 3 seasons, his defenses have been ranked 8th, 16th, and 27th in Defensive Efficiency according to NBA.com.
His scheme could use some tweaking- the Hornets give up the 3rd most corner 3s this season, the most last season, and 16th in 2010-2011. That needs to change,