Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Mo, Or Less?

Midnight has come and gone, and Coach Mo has turned back into a pumpkin, or at least has been kicked out the proverbial ball by an angry bouncer. Many will be sad to see him go, some will cry good riddance, and still others will wonder why the local ShopRite is refusing their request for a personalized birthday cake.

The feelings are mixed here at the DR's secret world headquarters. On the one hand, I've always been a big fan of Mo's debonair style, easy demeanor, and perplexing five o'clock shadow that seemed to exist only on his upper lip. On the other, he certainly wasn't doing a very effective job as a coach.

It was written in this blog back in the salad days of 2007 that Coach Mo was the perfect leader for last years team. His laid-back, modest style of was the perfect environment for a group of young players trying to grow and discover themselves. Contrasted to the suffocating ego-centric presence of most NBA coaches, Mo's persona on the sidelines and in press conferences was a breath of fresh air for players and fans alike.

On the other time, we've always known or suspected that Mo was not a very good X's and O's coach. Throughout his career he's been able to overachieve, but he's never shown the ability to handle a team that's supposed to win. That's the difference between last year's team and this year's; with EB here, we're supposed to win. And the fact that we are not falls, justly or not, at the feet of the coach.


Have poorly suited personnel contributed to this team's stumbles? Possibly. Should Mo have been given more time to turn things around? Probably. Do I think Tony "I Coached in West Germany 25 Years Ago" DiLeo is the solution to the Sixers' problems? Not particularly. But at the end of the day, there is no way to fire the players (even Iguodala), so it's the coach that has to go. Here's hoping Tony D can turn it around, and that Mo lands on his feet somewhere, and that for his sake that somewhere is on Delaware Avenue and features full nudity.

13 comments:

  1. Mo's pocket square game was most definitely on point. If i was DVW I would not describe in detail how both my mother and I bothered Mo at the Four Seasons Las Vegas pool...but alas I am not. I will also point out that two of your links didn't work, which brought me from an expecting high (a la a mother) to a downright low (a la a mother who just gave birth to a Patriots fan).

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  2. The "turn things around" hyperlink was incredible. And is that last picture hopefully the site of where Show and Tell used to be before U.N. relationship peace keeping troops came in and razed it to the ground?

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  3. ^ I mean, I see what you're saying about Hoosiers being good and all, but I really gotta go with Dog-banging-Duck as best hyperlink. Mostly for the nostalgia, partially because I'm into that.

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  4. the first hyperlink, personalized birthday cake, made my blood boil. i may start shopping at shoprite now (not really but good for them!). that article is out of control.

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  5. Fuck Shop-Rite. what gives them the right to judge peoples names. Last time I checked its not illegal to name your kid Adolf. I have been lobbying tyhat it is time to start the healing. fuck shoprite and the liberal elite

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  6. And that too is why my first born will be Osama Bin Moloney.

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  7. I will propose the idea via writing on a one dollar bill. It will be instantly successful.

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  8. "My team's on the floor!"

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  9. I personally vote for Ghengis Moloney...I just want to put that out there now.

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  10. Ghengis is making a string play for child 4. After all, lil' Fidel and Mohmar Moloney need a young sibling to raise while I'm out at the strip club their mother(s) work at.

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  11. Don't forget about Mahmoud Moloney.

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