Another embarrassment of a loss tonight where the only good thing that could be said about the game was that it was finally over. Guys getting hot can carry us for a little while, but up against a legitimate NBA team we look like fresh roadkill right now. And you could kindof see this coming. Tyreke's timely resurgence disguised some of our deficiencies for a short time, but he was initiating much of the offense in those games on his own -- finding open shooters and working the two man game effectively with Demarcus. Take him out of the lineup and we're back to shot happy guards and isolation ball. And the less said about the defense the better.
I've been calling for a new coach since the end of last season, to start building something positive rather than treading water but now Coach Smart has entered the part of his tenure where he's doing damage to the psyche of the team and the longer Petrie sits on his hands the harder it's going to be to reverse course. I don't care who they get at this point, just do something. Soon.