Eddie Jordan’s Obsession with Offense Killing Sixers Down the Stretch

January 7th, 2010 by Bryan Toporek Leave a reply »
When the Sixers brought in Eddie Jordan to be their new coach this season, they knew what they were getting—a Princeton offense aficionado, who isn't exactly renowned for his defense (to say the least). What they didn't expect was a coach so intent on putting in scorers during the fourth quarter that he'll completely sacrifice the team's defensive integrity. And (dear God, I hope) they didn't expect a 10-24 record coming out of the gates. About two weeks ago, I initially weighed in on the Sixers' rotation issues , which have been so jumbled that a third of the way through the season, the Sixers players still have no idea how many minutes to expect on a nightly basis. It's only gotten worse—so much so, that the Philly Inquirer posted about Jordan's erratic behavior today .   For example—after reserve Rodney Carney scored 14 points in 15 minutes to help guide the Sixers against an injured Sacramento team last Wednesday, he got a whopping 3:03 of playing time the next night in a 16-point loss to the L.A. Clippers. Jordan offered a weak explanation for the lineup juggling at the time: "I thought the last time we played them that the matchup with Rodney ...

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