If we don’t finish top 4 or 5 in the conference this year with this group of talented players, then it should be fairly obvious that Gottfried needs to go, unless our goal is to be a perpetual middle of the pack team.
Maybe you could argue that the league is stacked this year. But if that’s the argument and the reason we can’t finish near the top, I guess our only viable strategy then is to hope that the league isn’t stacked in future years.
I guess we should also hope that Gottfried somehow recruits great classes year in and year out.
I guess we should also hope that he someday learns how to coach defense, composure, attention to detail, fundamentals, free throw shooting, etc., etc., etc., etc….
Unfortunately, in my experience, hope and optimism don’t win basketball games.