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Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by roscoe36, Dec 10, 2008.
I resemble that remark
he's going to get fired by the ASB. He sees nothing wrong with his lineup, and his vague "lineups depending on matchups." i'm may just be a stupid kid, but when has this ever worked? switching the lineup with such frequency and recklessness. roscoe what's appalling about the comments is not because they disparage players or throws them under the bus. it's that he has the nerve to resort to an asinine lineup, poor bench rotations, and DNP'ing high energy guys like Amir and Max, defensive specialists like Kwame, and BLAME the team for not being capable to play better defense and with higher energy. He does not know that he is the problem.
You're not stupid. Just impatient. Sure, he's demanding more of the guys who did play. The Pistons had a 17 point lead with his lineups. We didn't lose that game because of lineups. We lost that game because we have no mental toughness, and the 'Zards outplayed us late. Go watch the Wizz Coach's post game interview on AOL. He asked for more and got it. Curry asked for more, and didn't get it. I think he knows what the problem is. But he's not going to let the players off the hook and blame himself. Remember, a press conference is meaningless. It's a dog and pony show. What goes on behind closed doors, we're simply not privy to it. Do you really think if there is a problem with how he is handling the team, JD won't say something to him? Curry hasn't been able to get the team ready on Sundays, but beyond that, I see a lot of the losing happening on the court, not on the sideline.
So, is the problem that guys are getting beat and taking bad shots, or is the problem that the other guys have bad body language? It's really a tough one to figure out.
This team didn't need a new coach, it needs a psychologist.
Its like they are taking on the persona of Sheed.
Exactly. Also I think his tone was disrespectful in a way like who are you to question me?
Flip actually did not demand from his players anything "uncomfortable" . Players got used that, NOW Curry demands more from them and is not afraid to stress it during pressers.
I volunteer to be team psychologist.
Ok, we will let Darth and Jammer have a slap fight to figure out who will be in charge of wardrobe.
YouTube - Michael Curry is ANGRY his press conference after bobcats game.. lol.
Curry is 100% right. The guys on the floor, with a 20+ point lead, have to be accountable. Many of us have paid lip service to this for years, well now it is time to walk the walk.
He may be showing too much stress for Davidson's liking...
He has every right to be frustrated with these guys and none of them are rookies. These are players with years of experience (plus playoff time), and they can't get any defensive stops? The point guards have to set the pace (offensively and defensively) in slowing down the other team. This means running sets that eat up time and give it to the right people under the best circumstances. My favorite (Bynum), blew a couple of opportunities to command the club and turned the ball over. I would have jumped down his ass for this in no uncertain terms. This is the assistant's job to not let some things like this to go unnoticed and Curry needs to call some timeouts so that they can reinforce accountability. I think the biggest helpful suggestion I would give Curry right now, is to be very self-conscious of the other team's momentum. He must use the timeouts at the just the right time. There was no one better at this then Flip. Rookie coaches all too often get wrapped up in the flow of things concerning individual patterns (yours and the other team) and miss important stopping points. There is no shame in letting your assistants help you out on this. Some recognizable signs by them can go a long way in helping one become more objective about the situation.
That's right Dre. Let's get a shout out for my SCHOOL. Mumford H.S., the only Blue School in the nation. Jemele Hill is a Mumford Alumni. Jemele gets a little flustered and she is absolutely passionate about the home team. She was on J Thompson's show here in D.C. laying the lions out, she was rough. She has a real rugged side, she is definitely a west side Detroit Girl, no doubt about that, we don't take any shizer, we just kick butt and take names, LOL.
Nothing wrong with the interview IMHO. Curry just told the truth and be damn hurting anybody's feelings. In other words, you can't pull that NBA trophy out of your ass anytime things don't go your way. I can appreciate that.
You know, I like when someone has conviction to try his best at implementing his philosophy.(Obviously the defense hasn't come around but it will) We all want to see the bench play and he's playing the bench without second guessing himself. It takes a lot of guts to do what he's doing right now and I respect that. That is the mark of a true leader and not a waffler. I trust in MC long term and short term and so should you. You have got to be tough to do what he's doing right now and if anyone can fathom that you will understand he's doing the right thing. This guy is looking for players fellas. Just my opinion.
I think that it would take more guts to bench one of the shooting guards. Playing 3 guards is a form of waffling in my book. He's avoiding confrontation with the established players, but not afraid to criticize the others.
Well yeah that would take more guts to bench one of the shooting guards. DOESN'T MEAN HE'S A WAFFLER. The definition of a waffler someone who consistently plays both sides of the fence when its convenient. Most coaches would not do what he has done thus far. I RESPECT THAT and I think a lot of others would agree. I trust in Mc and so should you and I'm not afraid to it.
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