I missed most of the Dallas/NO series this year. Was Avery Johnson as badly out coached these playoffs as he was last year by Don Nelson and the Warriors?
Ever since the Jason Kidd trade, the Mavs couldn't beat a team over .500 for a long while. I think they ended the season after the Kidd trade against .500 teams or better at like... 2-12 or whatever the statistics are.
So bascially, that crappy Mavs team had no chance in hell against New Orleans anyway.
I just like to think that the Lakers had something to do with the Suns and Mavs both getting the boot early in the 1st round because of their desperate trades. =)
A first round exit after the '06 collapse after leading 2-0 in the finals = fired
At least, that's what I figure Mark Cuban is thinking. That guy's got the patience of a house fly in the middle of summer hovering over a pile of dung.