Can Mike leave NR's shadow?

I am concerned that Nolan’s relationship and shadow over Mike has made him way too committed to Nolan’s style. Nolan is a great coach and would use different defenses and most fans forget he even went to a half court game in the NCAA in 94 (Darnell and Corliss allowed us to play half court and beat half court teams). Nolan needs to step up and let his protege know he needs to adapt and not over-commit to this style. Nolan is smart enough to know to adapt and how a fan base can turn.

Hmmmm… maybe, just maybe …