I don't think LaVall has been Phil Jackson this season by any means, but I think he's done a better job than many (including me) are giving him credit for. Before the season started, every publication had Butler in the 7-10 range in the BE. And that was before Covid hit the entire team and we suffered multiple impactful injuries. We currently sit in 7th and only a game behind SJ's (a bubble team) for 6th. Watching this team is extremely frustrating most of the time. But given the circumstances, I think it could be a lot worse.