I don't think Smart is a great coach but I don't think that all of the criticism that he receives is fair either. The players just don't play smart basketball, don't play as a team and don't shoot well.
If Phil Jackson, Jerry Sloan, Greg Popovich or Rick Addleman were coaching this team they would be better but how much better? How long before the players tuned them out? How long before the "stars" wanted out? Would DMC or Thornton listen and play the way those coaches wanted?
Fans look at the plays (or lack of) being run and think that is what coach wanted them to run. How do we know that the player are doing what the coach wants them to do? How do know if these same players would run stuff for other coaches?
There seems to be some talented players in Sacramento but they aren't good players yet.