Colin Cowherd: “We think of football as the ‘coaching’ sport, but boy was it on display last night how much it matters. Mike Budenholzer had a disastrous night. You bring out the magnifying glass in the postseason. For players and coaches this is big boy basketball. Budenholzer made two big mistakes. After Jimmy Butler hit a miraculous shot at the end of regulation, Budenholzer did not call a timeout, which would have advanced the ball to half-court for a legitimate final shot. Then in overtime, he doesn’t call a timeout, they can’t get a shot off, and look totally disorganized. Then when you juxtaposition that coaching up against Erik Spoelstra, who is a fantastic in-game coach, a fantastic practice coach— that guy who came out of a film room in Portland has become a legendary coach. You got three Miami players foul out in overtime, they’re starting two undrafted players and have four total. Miami was just throwing out randos in overtime. Giannis missed 13 free throws, the game got into his head. This is a collapse, I don’t care what anybody says. I said going into the playoffs that this is the last year for this Milwaukee roster. Jae Crowder, Joe Ingles, Middleton— their best days are way behind them. You gotta reboot this roster, and now it’s time to reboot the coach. I’m not calling for someone to be fired but that was a disaster last night. They won a single game in this series as a number one seed. Miami’s offense was dead last in the NBA during the regular season, and suddenly they have life, and scheming up game-winning plays. What happens in the playoffs is you get exposed. Some of this goes on Giannis too. You want to know the Miami players that were on the floor in overtime? Max Strus, Gabe Vincent, Cody Zeller, Hayward Highsmith, and Jimmy Butler…that sounds like a bad AAU team. Giannis was afraid to shoot. It was in his head. He missed so many free throws it was bully ball or nothing. The last two games Miami outscored Milwaukee 71-43 in the fourth quarter. THAT is coaching.” (Full Segment Above)
Watch Colin Cowherd discuss the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks’ shocking series defeat at the hands of the no. 8 seeded Heat, as the NBA’s best team was dumped in the first round in one of the biggest upsets in NBA history.
Check out the segment above as Colin calls out Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer and says the 2021 NBA Champions need a roster purge.
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