2003- 2004 Larry Brown
2004- 2005 Gregg Popovich
2005-2006 Pat Riley
2006-2007 Gregg Popovich
2007-2008 Doc Rivers
2008-2009 Phil Jackson
2010-2011 Phil Jackson
2010-2011 Rick Carlisle
2011-2012 Eric Spolestra
2012-2013 Eric Spolestra
2013-2014 Greg Popovich
The Wizards are on the wrong side of the tide in this regard . In the past 10 seasons with the exception of Spolestra, only future Hall of famer coaches have won the title . Spolestra being the exception of having "The Big 3 superstars" .
Non hall of famer coaches to get a shot
Stan Vangundy vs the Phil Jackson in 2009.
Scott Brooks vs Eric Spolestra in 2012.
Mike Brown vs Greg Popovich in 2007
Wizards current coach : Randy Wittman
team progress vs star progress
2003-2004 Detroit Pistons Team Progress
Team beat the stars in this finals . The lakers had two superstars in Kobe and Shaq but was ousted by a team that new their roles on the basketball court .
Finals MVP Chauncey Billups
2004-2005 SA Spurs Team Progress
Team vs Team as the spurs pulled away from the pistons . A defensive finals
Finals MVP : Tim Duncan
2005-2006 Miami Heat Star Progress
Star team beat a less impressive team . The mavericks had Dirk and the rest were role players . Wade and Shaq was too much for the mavs
Finals MVP : D Wade
2006-2007 SA Spurs Team Progress
Basically beat a one man team in lebron James . Cleveland had shooters around lebron and defense but nobody else to create on that team . The spurs were to experienced and too deep
Finals MVP: Tony Parker
2007-2008 Boston Celtics Team Progress
this team had former stars but they moved the ball like a well rounded team . They had role players who knew their jobs and didn't get out of character to knock off the MVP Kobe Bryant star progress team
Finals MVP : Paul Pierce
2008-2009 Lakers Team Progress ?
of course they had Kobe I want to say star power but lets not forget Pau, Ariza , Bynum . They were huge and they played like a team over the Orlando magic who had team play but it wasn't like you think . They shot a lot of 3s and worked around star Howard
Finals MVP : Kobe Bryant
2009-2010 Lakers Team Progress
this time beating a great team in the celtics .
Finals MVP : Kobe Bryant
2010-2011 Mavericks Team Progress
Mavs return a few years later with a TEAM to beat the big 3 stars
Finals MVP : Dirk
2011-2012 Heat Star Progress/team progress
I add this because battier , and miller were a huge reason why they succeeded over star Kevin Durant and company . The big 3 got a lot of help from the 3 point line with these guys
Finals MVP Lebron James
2012-2013 Same as last
The big 3 takeout a complete team again with help from cole and Ray Allen .
Finals MVP : lebron
2013-2014 Spurs team progress
Finals MVP : Leonard
this spurs was great top to bottom and Lebron just couldn't get the help he needed .
With the exception of the Miami Heat in the past 10 years the better TEAM won the finals
My Opinion : the Wizards were the deepest team in the Eastern Conference this year . Most teams shortened the rotation to 7-8 . Wittman had the luxury of going 10 deep sometimes . It got to the point where he had to make a decision Booker ? Harrington ? Gooden ? The bad news is these are agin guys and won't be around 2 years from now but by not adding a mega star and building with wall and beal you can afford to fill In role players . So should the Wizards really chase the big names or keep their own ?
Can wall lead this team to a championship and be the finals MVP
in my opinion : yes he can . He has to limit turnovers , he has to be a 2 way player , and has to knock down the open shot at a high percentage
is beal the perfect side kick ?
in my opinion : yes . Beal would be the best shooter in the NBA soon . This year playoffs showed his passing and creating skills . Perfect compliment to wall.
Who is the coach that can get this team to the next level ? Do you need a future HOF coach ? Can it be Wittman ?
the biggest question .
Who can be the #3 guy to compliment these 2. Monroe ? Can the player be drafted ?
I want to hear your opinion that can get this team a championship based on the last 10 years . Most are going to say KD ! Can this team be a star powered team and beat the odds like Miami or do they need role players like the pistons / spurs
your the GM ! You have WALL and BEAL and 5 Years to win it all. What do you do starting this offseason