I dont understand how people compare someone on the Spurs with Pop as a coach and played along side TP/Manu/David Robinson to someone who was playing with Starbury and coached by flip saunders
KG led his team to the playoffs every year and then lost to actual teams since 1 player cant beat teams..
"Kevin kept telling me we had to get his boy, and I'd told him that we'd love to," McHale says. "But the problem was we were batting fifth [in draft order] and weren't sure his boy was going to be around long enough for us to get a swing at him."
McHale had the 1996 draft doped out. He knew Philadelphia loved Iverson and concluded Toronto and Vancouver weren't in the market for point guards. But the Milwaukee Bucks, with the No. 4 pick, were open for business, and Marbury, who had completed his basketball Ph.D. at Georgia Tech in one year, could be a significant a.sset. On the afternoon of the draft McHale and Bucks vice president/general manager Mike Dunleavy struck a deal. If there were no surprises in the top three selections, Milwaukee would take Marbury, the Timberwolves would draft shooting guard Ray Allen from Connecticut, and then the teams would flop rookies, with Minnesota throwing in a conditional future first-round draft pick. Marbury was parading around the floor at New Jersey's Continental Airlines Arena in his crisp, new Bucks cap when he was told to switch caps with Allen.
This is what Kevin and Stephon had talked about. This is what they had dreamed about. This was how life was supposed to turn out, wasn't it? "Smile, you're a Minnesota Timberwolf," said the NBA publicity photographer, snapping Marbury out of his reverie.