He notes the chronic need for an elite facilitator, for a locker room craving a dynamic, established star, along with the fact that his assembled cast – which is not devoid of individual talent – consists of too many small guards and not enough frontcourt length.
But I know my team, what they can do. We have to eliminate the 'me' syndrome.' I call it the 'drum major instinct.' I don't think they're selfish, but they all want to be out front. These are one-on-one players. You can't just say, 'Be a passer.' Timing, setting a guy up, the triangle. I tried that. But who's my best read (defenses) guy? Who sees the floor? Chuck (Hayes). I want to get into a motion offense just so they will move the ball."
These two quotes from Smart really caught my attention. Whether he's just blowing smoke or not, he knows the exactly what the issues are with our roster and acknowledges the major problems we are facing. While he still obviously has his issues, it's nice to know he's not in complete fantasy land as to where our roster is