The Sioux Falls Skyforce have talent.
Anthony Mason Jr. can ball. So can Trey Gilder.
Marqus Blakely has some of the best hops I’ve ever seen in the D-League and Keith Benson is a solid big.
Sioux Falls has so much talent, it has Gabe Pruitt, a second-round pick of the Boston Celtics in 2007, coming off the bench, yet the Skyforce have the D-League’s worst record at 9-28. They’ve lost four in a row and eight of their last 10.
How is this possible?
“The reason our record is what it is the lack of leadership,” Sioux Falls coach Morris “Mo” McHone said. “We don’t have the chemistry. You can tell just by the way we act on the floor. We don’t congratulate each other.
“We don’t do those things and that’s one of the things we were talking about. We just don’t have that chemistry and the only way you’re going to get to chemistry, you got to have somebody take over and be responsible for doing it and we don’t have that. Haven’t had it.”
After losing twice in Erie this weekend, McHone said D.J. Kennedy is the leader of the BayHawks, but in his mind, he doesn’t have anyone who can take control of the game down the stretch.
“When things get bad and when teams are getting ready to make a run, you got to have somebody on your team that’s going to take over and we don’t have that,” he said. Read the rest of this entry »