Yes, he was an incredibly talented coach, and he had an amazing record.
He was also the poster child for bad behavior excused by fame.
Never met him and have nothing personal against him. It’s just that I’ve seen too many tirades, tantrums, screaming, yelling, kicking of chairs and foul language to respect his accomplishments. I acknowledge the success but disagree with how he achieved it.
My commentary on him doesn’t take away from the success of his players or his teams.
Consider: if a coach behaved like Bobby and didn’t have a winning record, would he still be on the payroll?
Of course not. We don’t tolerate that behavior. Unless you win a lot.
Leadership shouldn’t divorce character from competence.