re: Can the Monty defenders answer..Posted by ShamelessPel on 11/15/13 at 11:39 am to 42
I don't think it's as easy as saying "find a top-level assistant". At this point, why would any reasonable talent take an assistant job under Monty? Thinking that he can help turn the team around and help Monty keep his job? Even by some miracle this were to happen, if the team does a 180 and this assistant proves to be more than adequate, it's quite possible we lose him to another team...again. The whole league essentially knows Monty is on the hot seat right now. Hell, even Vegas knows Monty is on the hot seat.
If this were the route Monty wanted to go, he waited entirely too long to do it IMO. He doesn't have all year to wade through the filth. He needs to win sooner rather than later. A 30 win season followed by switching assistants is not going to cut it for him. Were he to use one of the current assistants as a scapegoat this season, the only reason he would ever find an up and coming commodity to help him out was if that person viewed us as a platform to a HC opportunity. Than the Pelicans are back to square one.
I think the bottom line is that Monty better figure this crap out now or he is gone. That's really all there is to it.