90% of us are in agreement about what is wrong with this team. True there are some problems with the team that cannot be fixed by a coach, the need for a true point guard that can pass the ball and get it to the guys that need it when and where they need it and is willing to do so ranks high on that list. That said a coach can ride a guy to the point he at least tries to do these things--tries to be a true point guard.
That said much of this isolation one on one stuff nonsense so a guy can take a bad shot covered up without even looking for an open teammate or being unwilling to pass to him when he is open could be stopped by a coach if he would do it. How long would that nonsense go on with a high school team? There is such a thing as a bench. I live 40 miles from Bloomington, IN and I.U. Bob Knight knew what a bench was for. It will get a player straightened out if he really wants to play.
Gay and some of the rest of these guys need some serious bench time when they are just chucking up shot after shot. Why worry about losing the game because of them being benched if your just as likely to lose it with them on the floor anyway? Besides you are tying to make a team, not a star player.
This team does not play together. It is not a team, it is a bunch of I got to get mine players thrown together. Not all but you probably will not have trouble picking those guys out. The philosophy seems to be I will take a bad shot with 2 guys on me even if I have a wide open teammate I could just as easily pass to. It appears to be a me, me, me team, it is all about me. With rare exceptions they are no fun to watch.
Jerk these guys out and put them on the bench for a time everytime they do it. Run tape of the games afterwards and point these things out. This team needs a General Patton. I know it is said you cannot do those type of things with NBA players as they have the big contracts and they are the stars and stars have more power than the coaches and must play because of the money we are paying them. Okay, then enjoy what you get--what you have right now. Are you enjoying that?
And, I will go back to something I have said all along and I noticed in the comments after the Miami game that some are saying the same thing only using different words to describe it--this is a team that apparently has no intentions of using or even trying to use its big men offensively. I followed Hansbrough from Indy to Toronto thinking things would be better for him here, lol. He was used far more effectively in Indiana than here for there he would get the ball in the low post from time to time and they would work with him. Last night against Miami our 3 big men took 6 shots the entire game I believe it was--6 (you can check the stats). Can you imagine Indiana's 3 big men getting only 6 shots in an entire game? There would be some guys on the bench down here.