These final two losses are team losses, but it starts at the top. Perhaps the most important role of the head coach is the caretaking of the team’s psychological state.
Whittingham, though there is no better option, has failed to improve very much in this regard since becoming head coach. He was publicly talking about this team being maybe the best ever DURING THE SEASON.
He knows better. Or, at least, he should know better. But Whit not only drank the kool-aid before the season was over, he decided he would pour!
This is a total lack of self-discipline. These final two games of 2019 have been two of the worst to watch during the Whittingham era. Unprepared, undisciplined, dominated in every aspect of the game, and worse: the team quit on each other early in the games.
Where does Whittingham go from here? Will he “adapt or die”, as he is supposedly fond of saying.