Originally Posted by FAX
I won't argue the fact that Cassel has a negative effect on the overall team. He has a negative effect on the weather and the world banking system. And there probably hasn't been a more meddling GM in the league since Darth Liberace The Elder.
But, the way my pitiable brainpan attempts to function, I include starting-line-up under the header "Coaching Decisions". The unusual situation we find ourselves in with respect to Cassel, notwithstanding.
The team is ill-prepared because the HC is taking on too much responsibility. Good thing we haven't seen that problem before. No way that Egoli could have prevented it.
As for starting lineup, who is not playing that should be?