The more interesting parallel to me is Carlisle’s history with defensive superstars. Ben Wallace one the first of his four DPOY’s in his first year under Carlisle. Ron Artest won his only DPOY in his first year under Carlisle. Tyson Chandler won it in New York. But that was the year after the Dallas title, when he was with Carlisle. He wasn’t any better a defender the next year in NY, he just maintained the new heights he had reached under Carlisle.
I think Noel has DPOY talent too.