Monty is going no where. Not anytime soon
Let's just say Monty did deserve to be fired and you had a suitable replacement. Is Benson really going to eat the $3 - $5 million Monty is still owed or would some of that come out of Demps' operating budget and we lose scouting and medical resources, or the ability to buy draft picks, or worse yet are forced to sell draft picks?
Sports fans often get a "Anything else has to be better" mentality and that just isn't always true. Sometimes you can make things worse. And sometimes the problem is not the coach but the fan expectations. I started a thread a few months back saying it was obvious development was the primary goal this season, so just using that as your measuring stick, is anyone disappointed in the progress of the young players? I know many disagree with Davis not playing in the 4th, but is anyone actually disappointed in the progress Davis has made as a player?
I want to see Davis and Anderson play together as much as anyone, but is it possible Monty knows what he's doing more than we do?
But Hornets Coach Monty Williams, ordinarily circumspect in his public evaluations of players, seems to be becoming a little more descriptive and expansive when discussing Davis' future and what kind of progress Davis has made in his rookie season.
"I liken it to LaMarcus (Aldridge, Portland's All-Star power forward); I had LaMarcus his rookie year and I also had Greg Oden," Williams said. "I liken it to LaMarcus. We brought him along at a slower rate because he didn't have the confidence that you saw in his smile. It was a bit different than it was on the floor.
"We just allowed him to come along the same way. I can see some of the same progress. It was a big deal (Sunday) night when Anthony outran LaMarcus for a layup. I was like, 'That's funny.' That's what we tried to get LaMarcus to do because he was so weak his rookie season we told him he had to outrun people so he wouldn't get hit."