This is a good question.
I want to discuss this question (courtesy of an ESPN poll following Mike Malone's recent comments).
I say no.
Big time no.
Creates an environment where players can't trust their coach, and an antagonistic relationship.
If I was on that team, I wouldn't feel motivated.
I would think "Fuck this guy, why isn't he finding a way to make us better?"
To put it another way:
If he's right, and he's dealing with a whole bunch of players that don't care, how is this "strategy" going to do anything to remedy that?
You can think those things.
I'm sure every coach thinks those things.
But you take it upon yourself to get the most out of your players.
You do not say (which is basically exactly what Mike said) "I want another team".
It stinks of desperation and emotion and a coach that isn't in control.
I guess what I'm really saying is it's not a strategy.
It's the behaviour of a coach who is out of strategies.