"Also, in 16 years coaching he has been to the playoffs 14 times."
Getting there is one thing, winning there is another. This is the same guy with #1 seeds who got worked by #8 seeds.
Then when he finally pulled his head out of his ass, they did get to the finals with a great team. Then, he was faced with a decision: He had one of the best, if not the best, defenders in the NBA in Payton, and he had a mediocre defender in Hawkins. The question: who to put on Jordan?
His brilliant mind was to waste Payton's skills and put Hawkins out there to be brutalized by Jordan. ONLY after they were down 0-3, did he FINALLY wake up and put Payton on Jordan. It's no coincedence that they won the next two. It was just too late. The Sonics could have, and maybe should have, won that championship.
The dog that bit his face must have eaten some of his brain, too.