A coach who spins 48 minute stats

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  1. roscoe36

    roscoe36 All-Star Administrator

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    You always lost, everytime you had the best
    You're still no good, haven't passed a single test
    Everytime they knew they had you caught
    You were slower than they thought
    You'd open your mouth and talk

    You always said, the flex would never do you wrong
    The trick you said was never play the bench too long
    A zone defense, the only risk that you would take
    The only loss you could forsake
    The only bluff you couldn't fake

    And you're still the same
    I caught up with you yesterday
    Moving game to game
    No Ben standing in your way
    Turning on the charm
    Long enough to get you by
    You're still the same
    You still sound high

    There you stood, everybody watched them play
    I just turned and walked away
    I had nothing left to say

    cause you're still the same
    You're still the same
    Moving game to game
    Some things never change
    You're still the same

    Adapted from Bob Seger's "Still the Same"
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    Slippy All-Star Administrator Forum Donor

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    Shoot roscoe, give me the chords and I'll play it on my ukulele. We can tour the discgruntled pistons fan circuit. Linwood will play lead guitar.
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    Darth Tater All-Star Forum Donor 6x Fantasy Champion

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    We'll call you Tiny Slippy.

    Sing it: Tiptoe through the palace...

    (OK, I know I lost the young uns on that one.)
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    Slippy All-Star Administrator Forum Donor

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    You just got 'em back...

    Tiny Tim
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    OMG you go Tiny Tim on us!
    And you call me insensitive, mean or whatever!
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    I knew when Flip pulled out the 48 min stat line...we were finished. Or, we were being coached by Lee

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    Would you agree that FlipS needs to get pass the ECFs or it's 2 and out?
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    jammertime Starter 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    I think getting to the ECF's at a minimum. But it will depend on how we play that will be the deciding factor. I don't think its realistic to expect your team to get to the finals every single season.

    But if we see another poor coaching performance, little to no adjustments, and another playoff collapse, I can't see Joe D. NOT pulling the trigger.
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    Sounds about right, Jamm.
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    jammertime Starter 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    It may not matter even what Flip does. Joe's developing a pattern of 2 and out with his coaches.

    Coaches might start thinking twice before coming to 2 and NoMotown.
  11. roscoe36

    roscoe36 All-Star Administrator

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    The issue is that Flip signed a long term deal.

    Carlisle (if my memory serves right) got the shaft with a promised contract renewal that was rescinded with the availability of LB.

    Now at the end of year 3, should things not be going well, it would be great if Atlanta fired Mike Woodson and he became available as a "budget" coach.
  12. Robert Michael

    Robert Michael First Round Draft Pick

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    what about Stan Van Jeremy? Can't he bail on his Miami contract and just lose the pay or because he quit is he obligated to wait it out?

    I am over Flip. what ever happens, Flip has lost me with his lame excuses and poor assesment of why we lost last year.
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    As long as NBA head coaching is a white collar crime I don't any reason to fight working 2 years and getting paid for 3-5 !
    The money's great.
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    HOW LONG? :scared: I do remember all those media sessions where Joe talked about the reason he was so happy to get Flip Saunders was because he wanted someone who would stay a long time. :eek: Flip was in Minnesota for 10 years! Yikes.

    Why would Joe sign a long tern deal with Flip, with his track record of playoff meltdowns? I thought we were on a year to year deal with this guy (wishful thinking I guess).:frusty: HOW LONG, LORD, HOW LONG?:P
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    That's the scary thing about Joe. We all knew LB wouldn't be here long, so Joe had 2 years to do a pretty thorough evaluation of what coaches would be out there and available. And this is what he came up with -- a coach obviously not smart enough or thoughtful enough to take a team to a title. Shouldn't that have come up in the interview process? Didn't Joe do his due diligence? I'd really like to know his thought process on this one.

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