Why is it insane? Take a look at this coaching comparison:
Kurt Rambis - 64 Wins / 161 Losses / .284 Winning Percentage
ML Carr - 48 Wins / 116 Losses / .293 Winning Percentage
Keep in mind that Rambis' record includes a 24-13 record with the 1998-99 Lakers when he stepped in for Del Harris in the lock-out shortened season. That Lakers team had both Kobe and Shaq. ML Carr, on the other hand, was totally trying to lose with the Celtics in main part to increase Boston's chances at landing Tim Duncan in the 1997 NBA Draft. Let me repeat that - ML Carr was TRYING TO LOSE and he still has a higher career winning percentage than the guy Phil Jackson wants to give a multi-year contract!