It's easy. You watch for substitution patterns, defensive/offensive schemes, play calls, & adjustments on the floor (depending on in-game situations). You could also toss time-out usage in there as well. The problem comes in that, Joe keeps hiring guys who are sub par at many of these categories. And that, by default, makes them easy to fire (and makes it easy for Joe to keep his job). Hell, we had the best coach in the game, won an NBA title, and STILL were able to cook up enough reasons to fire the coach. My problem last night was our poor performance on the floor, in terms of approach. Our gameplans are woefully inadequate. We don't coach based on our match-ups. We just run our same game plan out there, no matter who we play, and we get ourselves pasted because A) we are clearly tanking and B) we can't adjust to what specific teams are doing because we're just 'runnin' our system, boys.' We START plays with guys out of position and our defensive arrangements force our players to chase the ball instead of defend individual players and help when necessary. We're constantly scrambling to recover because we're double teaming ALL the time, instead of when necessary. Again, we're clearly tanking. There's a lot of players on this team that I actually like, but Joe D has crippled this team by holding on to the wrong guys for too long, letting the right players (players he should keep) walk, overvaluing "his" players, and over-committing to the "next best thing" financially AND chronologically. Lastly, I was just as embarrassed as any other fan last night, but what really irritates me is not the rest of the world piling on (they do it WHENEVER Detroit is down). What really annoys me is our own media and fanbase's willingness to jump on the bandwagon for ridiculing Knight for doing what he SHOULD be doing and what no one else was doing: CHALLENGING GUYS WHEN THEY ATTACK THE BASKET. If we are going to have guys that get out of the way when someone wants to dunk on us, then those are guys I don't want in Detroit. It's bad enough that the league and every other media outlet will run this video clip in perpetuity, but to see our fans/media piling on is really frustrating.