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  1. armygirl

    armygirl Bench Warmer Forum Donor

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    Old Ricky Carlisle was released today by the Indiana Pacers.

    Larry Bird is somewhere crying his eyes out.
     
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    Seattle, here we come! The primary rumours coming out of there that he's their guy if Indiana cuts him. Seattle is nice.

    Also, I wonder if Larry's next if they don't turn it around.
     
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    They really expected him to be able to manage Artest, Jackson, and crew? The Pacers collapse is now complete.
     
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    I agree.

    I know there is no chance Davidson wants him back, so I won't even go there.
     
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    I wonder if Rick is going to get up at the firing Press Conference with Larry Bird like he did with Joe Dumars. That would be a nice awkward moment.
     
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    Here is Carlisle trying to manage all the egos he's coached.
     
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    So, does RC stand for Released Coach, now?
     
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    It makes me happy hearing he got canned. Yet Larry Bird is really the biggest part of the problem. The trade concocted with Golden State was about the worst possible. Dunleavy can't defend his own shadow, and Murphy only once was a good player, and is not anymore. On the other side, although volatile, Jackson has serious talent, and Al Harrington, faults and all, is still a very tough inside player. (No, I don't want to get into discussing it, but this trade has all the earmarks of being a race based one.)

    Carlisle can still do someone a good job as a coach, but it will have to be paired with a GM who is both strong handed (as Bird was), and has some common sense. (Which Bird lacks.) You can't let Carlisle play who he wants to play. If he is doing something stupid, you got to step in and remind him who is the boss. After being told who he must play, Carlisle is pretty darn good at getting the most out of the players. He gets their best defensive effort, plus he is good at figuring out how to maximize each player by using sensible units where each player compliments the others. And while not that great at in-game adjustments, he is very good at game to game adjustments, a good skill for a playoff series.
     
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    Indiana will regret this decision.
     
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    This firing might be the best thing that ever happened to Carlisle. His ability to maximize limited talent is well-documented, and he's better than the usual retread. I can see a lot of teams going after him.

    Now Bird is the last "Malice at the Palace" domino waiting to fall.
     
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    Good luck finding a coach whiter than Cola!
     
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    I think we could find a whiter guy if he was the uncola.

    Ok, it's an old commercial, but hopefully some of you got it.
     
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    Uncola sounds like a mafioso name for a family member.
     
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    :pound:No...No...NO!

    Not like Uncola Guido.

    I mean like Cola nut...Uncola nut...can you choose wisely Grasshopper?
     
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    Oh, he meant the trade. I thought he meant the firing of Rick.


    I am going to state for the record that I don't believe race had anything to do with the firing of Rick Carlisle.
     
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    ESPN has a helpful overview of all the coaching vacancies here. I expect Carlisle to have a new job soon, maybe even before the draft. How about Sacramento? :stirthepot:

    Also, the Grizzlies just got permission to talk to this guy.
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    White-on-white termination is surprisingly widespread, particularly in the corporate world. It is America's secret shame.
     
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    Never much of a Carlisle backer... but honesetly Bird & Walsh should fire themselves before RC... they are the biggest culprits... they obviously didn't do background checks on these characters... then they try to solve it by having a fire sale... and they gave up a pick to boot.
    Then there's the crazy amount of injuries that left RC with just better than D-League talent.
    That being said Carlisle needs to go to offense 101.
     
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    :pound::pound::pound::pound:
     

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