Mike Dunleavy Is an Amazing Coach

by March 11, 2009

by Marcel Mutoni

By “amazing”, of course, I mean “stunningly horrible”.

I can’t get over what happened in the Cavs/Clippers game last night. I mean, sure, you knew the Clip Show would somehow find a way to break their fans’ hearts for the umpteenth time, but they way it took place this time around was special.

Not only did L.A. blow a 19-point lead in the fourth quarter, but they (read: Mike Dunleavy) ran an amazingly terrible play to end the game.

Following Mo Williams’s go-ahead three, Dunleavy put the ball in Zach Randolph’s hands and, well, let him work his magic. A few listless dribbles followed by an airball from 30 feet out with time expiring, and you remembered why this team is where it is.

With a roster featuring Baron Davis — not to mention a blazing Al Horton, who’d hit a monster three seconds before — and a chance to eke out a win against one of the League’s elite teams, Dunleavy gave the ball to the guy who once did this.

“I wish I had an answer for what happened tonight,” said the Clippers’ Baron Davis, who had 12 points and six assists. “We’re up 15 to 17 points and we have to figure out how to close it out. We started looking over at the sidelines for Coach to save us.”

Better look elsewhere next time, Baron.