Friday, December 30, 2011

Second Annual Fire Paul Westphal Extravaganza...with added Fire Geoff Petrie Special

Hello, Kings fans, thank for joining us today at our second annual "Fire Paul Westphal Extravaganza."

It's a joyful time of the year when we take stock of the hometown team and realize that, oops, not only has Geoff Petrie assembled a dysfunctional array of talent, but that coach Paul Westphal is absolutely clueless about what to do with them.

Last year, after six games, we decided that Westphal was awful.

This year, it only took three games to bring back the dreary truth:  The man has not established an offense or a defense, nor has he instilled any sense of teamwork or cohesion.

Bill Simmons, ESPN's Sports Guy, tweeted the honest truth Thursday night:

Sacramento needs to change its name this year to the Sacramento Black Holes. Every Kings assist is an accident. Strangely fun to watch.

Now it might be fun for Bill, but it's torture for Kings fans.

Our humble suggestion:  Clean house.  The whole house, including the overrated Geoff Petrie, who has lived for more than a decade on the trade for Chris Webber.

He has assembled a dreadful mix of players.  Look at his acquisitions since last season:

John Salmons?  Ball-stopping re-tread who shouldn't be starting, much less even playing 10 minutes a game.

Travis Outlaw?  Huh?

J.J. Hickson:  Undisciplined power player who doesn't defend.

Chuck Hayes: Glue guy with little athletic ability but nice to have in the locker room.

There has never been such a collection of me-first players in Sacramento history.  Everybody wants their points.  Everybody wants the ball.  Nobody gets back on defense. Nobody communicates on defense.

The solution:



(oh, and please, trade Tyreke already)

Okay, I know what you're thinking.   That's chaos.  You can't just blow it up like that.  The Kings would just be starting from scratch again.

Uh, YUP.  

Because it ain't working.  Hasn't worked in more than 7 years.  And there is no sign that it's about to work.

Geoff Petrie has been getting a free ride for too long.  His decisions have been suspect at best.  There are an array of young GMs around the league who consistently make better moves.

Petrie must go.  Today.

Westphal must go.  Today.

Time for Joe and Gavin Maloof to show their frustration and pull the trigger.