Pre-season expectations were higher than ever for the post-stockton-to-malone years. With each setback, we just kept waiting and waiting for each piece to be on the floor at the same time. When it finally happened, we went on a winning streak that kept us all thinking coach of the year for Sloan, a top 3 seeding, and a good chance at making the WCF with a little more experience and firepower than we had two years ago. Sunny sunny days.
A close loss in Atlanta precipitated a late season unraveling we didn't really see coming. In retrospect, the signs were all around us, and that's been our blog-fodder for the last few weeks. The poll here is meant to identify the nail in our coffin with the benefit of hindsight. At what point in the season were we no longer meant to be the WCF champions?