College ball provides "blue chip" schools like Kansas a massive advantage over their competition. Bill Self in the NBA could end up like Nick Saban's abbreviate career at the Miami Dolphins. The playing field was leveled and suddenly, without a MASSIVE talent advantage, Saban didn't look like a coaching genius. (He literally quit his NFL coaching job midseason, I believe)
Self might be good on the next level, but I certainly understand why a college coach who gets the cream of the talent crop every year, might balk at developing an NBA team with a salary cap.
Completely agree on the point guard comment. This year's team was so insanely fun to watch. I think part of the fun (outside of running actual offensive sets led by all-star CP3) was that nobody expected them to gel the way they did.
I doubt that Presti would bring in or promote someone to be a placeholder coach. I think OKC presents a unique opportunity for someone to come in and really develop/mold the young core: Shai, Dort, and Bazley. Combine those three with OKC's draft picks and Presti's creativity - winning situation. We're not talking about a franchise like the perennially awful New York Knicks. Hoping for the best!