I know I'm late... But Griffin gets my vote for post of the year as well. Same players, different coach. Defense has been on a negative trend since Flip's arrival. Best defensive player the last 10 years says that Flip got away from defensive principles. I think this is pretty straight forward. Fire the coach. The coach is the source of the attitude change. It truely really is the only thing that makes sense. We were one game from winning the championship in 2005, so I don't consider that a letdown. Why would we lose intensity after a 7th game Finals loss. Sounds like an attitude transplant. The answer? Fire Flip. Reevaluate the roster. Trade for hungry motivated players while Detriot Basketball still means something.