Originally Posted by Redsfaithful
Marvin Lewis is a great coach, I just don't understand how anyone can think otherwise. Even some of the stuff people use against him is unfounded (like challenges, you go back and look and percentage wise he's successful a lot when it comes to those). His time management could use some work, that's really about the only thing I can think to criticize.
Glad to see him win the AP award and I hope he coaches in Cincinnati as long as he wants.
The people that bash Marvin don't pay attention. How many coaches could succeed in this organization? No GM, a painful lack of scouts, Mike Brown wanting to pretend he's his father.
Marvin Lewis should be immediately inducted into the Hall of Fame for even managing two postseason appearances under Brown.
Before Marvin's first year, Tony Kornheiser said that if Marvin won six games, he should automatically win coach of the year honors. Which shows you how far this franchise has come under Lewis.
By the way, they won eight games that first year. A season after winning only two.