Phil Jackson and Red Auerbach couldn't win with this group. I'm sure Witman did not tell AJ Price to try 7 three pointers and Trevor Ariza to try 8. He doesn't tell Crawford to get a rebound, then keep dribbling until he turns the ball over or launches up some ridiculous shot.
if the coach isn't responsible for imparting "concept of rhyme or reason, understanding what’s going on, the concept of the game" then what exactly is their job? The GM gave him crap, and he's getting terrible results. Unfortunately, Ted doesn't believe in cleaning house