Here's how dumb coaches are: Just this season, we witnessed coaches playing Kevin Durant at shooting guard, slowing down Steve Nash, playing slow-it-up with the Sixers, bringing Rip Hamilton off the bench, burying Anthony Randolph on a lottery team, playing Darius Songaila over JaVale McGee on a lottery team, ignoring the stat that's about to impress you when we get to the Nowitzki paragraph, and doing everything that Mike Dunleavy did. There's a reason 85 percent of these guys get canned within three years.
— Sports Guy's '09 MVP Race You aren't a true NBA fan if you don't read Simmons' columns. They're fabulous and entertaining. Don't agree with him all the time, but he does have a buddy (named House) who is a die-hard Wiz fan, whom he talks shop with often. I do agree that Tap didn't play JaVale enough this year. He was concentrated on winning, of course, and how did that turn out for us? This will be a big summer for JaVale. Learn from Haywood, my friend.