http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/columns/story?columnist=aldridge_david&id=1672528The Bulls' job, by contrast, should have gone to Mike Fratello.
Nothing against Skiles, but there's nothing he does as a coach that Fratello didn't do first, and do better. You think Skiles is intense? You haven't sat next to a Fratello-led squad. Regular season, playoffs -- it didn't matter. Every game was life and death. You think Skiles is detail-oriented? Ohmigosh. You think Skiles will get in underperforming players' faces? It was Fratello who lamented the "low basketball IQ" of his charges in Atlanta, where he sat guys who didn't get it done for so long that they grew moss. You think Skiles is confident? You don't know Fratello, who once boasted to someone that people paid money in Cleveland to watch him coach. In 14 years, he won 572 regular-season games. Like another former Cav, former GM Wayne Embry (still not dead, still better at putting an organization together than anyone you can name), Fratello has been in the wilderness long enough.