Flip Saunders Quote Translator

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  1. TaS

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    I think we have half a coach. That quote was insane! I love it.
     
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    Hence the reason to bring in Dixon, Delk et al. We need guards that are halfsize.

    Delfino must be the first NBA player traded because he was too tall.
     
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    this is typical flip. he loves to use the universal "you" and "your" like he's his interviews are meant to be "deep thoughts by flip saunders" and should be written down on a desktop calendar. wait...

    example:

    3/14
    when you have talented people on the bench you want to use them as much as possible otherwise your chances of winning diminish.

    3/15
    you get in trouble when you commit fouls too early in a quarter... you're stopping the clock and putting your opponent on the line with an opportunity to score

    3/16
    you're happy when you get all five of your starters in double digits

    the sad thing is that even though i just made these up, Flip has probably said them at one time or another
     
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    Has anyone else ever noticed during the post game or any interview that Flip does; he ALWAYS cuts off the person asking the question before they are done asking? He always interupts them before they finish.

    I guess that way he can spin his answer to say what he wants because he never hears the whole question.
     
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    Which half of the player would it be?
     
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    I think half of a Cheikh Samb would still leave you a Will Blalock.
     
  7. TaS

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    ??? Not sure what he's going for here. We usually don't score 168 or give up 168. Also, we usually score more than we give up, so not sure how they could be one in the same. Oh well. I'm sure there are really amazing thoughts going on in his head and he just has trouble expressing them.

    Um??? Again, seems a little nonsensical. "It is impossible to change the way that Denver plays, therefor we will try to change the way that Denver plays. That is the key to changing the way they play, which as I already declared is impossible to do."
     
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    For the first quote, the context in this Freep story is a little different:

    The Pistons have averaged 98 points this season while giving up 90, so that's not exactly right. But it does seem like he was trying to say "what they had by halftime of that game is what we usually give up over an entire game," which is relatively accurate.

    The other quote seems to be saying that Denver will run their offense the same way no matter what, but the Pistons will try to keep things at a slower pace to neutralize the advantage Denver gets if both teams play at a run-and-gun pace.
     
  9. TaS

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    Thanks Dumars. You should be his official interpreter for press conferences. I honestly thought he was babbling like a crazy man, but now I feel like there was at least a kernal of thought behind his statements.
     
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    How about the Pistons usually either give up 48 in the first or score 48? It does kind of seem that way. First quarters never seem close.
     
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    He was being flippant. That's what we score and the other team scores in our 1st Q. Totally off the wall like Linwood.
     
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    Remember when I said that we were going to set the tempo? I was joking people. We actually prefer to let the other team determine the style of play and we just go along with that. By the way, we hit a lot of shots.
     
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    Yeah, not much to say about that one. It obviously contradicts what he said before the game.

    To be fair, I'm surprised myself (in a positive way) that the Pistons were able to dominate that much on offense while playing at Denver's pace.
     
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    It is amazing how successful teams are that hit a lot of shots. Seems like coaches would just figure this out.
     
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    Flip Saunders?



    No, Tiger Woods after his 2nd loss in his last 11 events.

    Since it sounds so much like Flip, I need to re-evaluate Flip's mental game. If his quotes and Tiger's quotes are indistinguishable, then we may have ourselves a winner after all.
     
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    Now you are just plain reaching!
     
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    I'm going to keep doing what I have been doing. And hope no one notices... :pound:
     
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    Translation:
    "I'm all about the regular season! ...Just look at my record!
    Playoffs? - Nahhhhhhh. ...That's a whole different level and I like to stick with what I'm good at! Hey, cheeseburgers!":burgereater:
     
  19. TaS

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    "AMIR VS. BOSH: Saunders was pleased with the defensive job forward Amir Johnson did against Toronto's Chris Bosh on Wednesday, especially the way he challenged the All-Star big man inside.

    And with the Raptors being a potential first-round opponent for the Pistons, Saunders wanted to see how Johnson would fare against Bosh. It was an audition of sorts."

    It's pretty indecipherable, but I think what he might be saying is that Amir Johnson could possibly see some playing time against one specific opponent in the post season.
     
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    I thought he was referring to AA? Who knows?????
     

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