I'm guessing that when Clay Bennett drew up the outline for how things would go in his triumphant return to Oklahoma City this season, it was quite dissimilar to the way the actual story has gone.
Following a Friday night loss to the Hornets which put the Thunder's record at 1-12, wundersenior PJ Carlesimo was sent packing in what was surely his final opportunity at coaching an NBA team.
If you doubt me, and think that Carlesimo will be the Stan Albeck of his generation - a perennial retread coach who always manages to find a way - take a look at these numbers:
That adds up to 67-187, and marks PJ's cumulative record in his final five seasons as an NBA coach. It is a remarkably inept performance, matched only by the buffoonery of the people who hired him in the first place.
Hey, Avery Johnson needs a job...
Great use of the word, "buffoonery". If for nothing else, this is a blog bent on expanding our collective hooptacular vernacular. I'll be sure to drop "buffoonery" at the Thanksgiving table when the inlaws begin arguing.
And, for that, I am thankful.
This is exactly why PJ was hired last year, to make sure the Sonics tanked... and when there was a ghost chance that they wouldn't finish in last palce, they got rid of Delonte and Wally for a bunch of scrubs. We'll have the last laugh though, Bennett's tankjob is going to take at least 7 or 8 years to fix, and by year 5 they'll be so in the red from being a perennial last-place team they'll have to move again. Oops.
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