Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by buddahfan, Oct 24, 2007.
GMs favor Spurs to win NBA title, but Nowitzki gets no votes to repeat as MVP - NBA - Yahoo! Sports
I think this is easy pickins. The only unknown here is Flip - can he get his team through the conference finals?
The article says 7% of the GMs favor Pistons to "win the Championship", not "get to the Finals". There is a slight difference.
I think we've already had that question answered twice.
um, Bill.....we recieved the highest pct of votes from the eastern conf teams to win the finals....cant get there without winning the east, ol #40.....it would be weird if they pick the Cavs to win the east, but only 1% chance of winning the finals....that would be a real slap in the face, wouldnt it?hmmmmmm.....
As long as Flip is the coach here, the question remains. It will be answered for the final time when either one of the following happens:
1. Pistons get to the finals under his tutelage
2. He's gone
The GM's equally favored the Pistons and Celtics to win the East. (see article). If you tie for the favorite to win the East then you at least tie to be the most favorite in the East to get to the Finals, which makes you favored to get to Finals, even if only co-favored.
Then the GM's favored the Pistons as the most likely team from the East to win the Championship. Therefore, by deduction the Pistons were the most favored in the East (Being the most favorite from the East to win the Finals being the tie breaker) to get to the Finals.
How soon can #2 happen?
The question of getting to the Finals and winning it always remains.
Until last year most people said that Manning could not win the big one. Last year the Colts won it all. This year people favor the Pats and are questioning whether Manning can even get to the Super Bowl yet alone win it.
As a coach and player you are only as good as the last play on the court, diamond, rink or field.
The problem lies in that Manning's ability was never questioned. No one ever thought, "He's not good enough." They may have thought he couldn't get the job done, but that's a whole different argument from him not being good enough.
Flip just isn't good enough.
Not really. A team like the Cavs last year is a perfect example. That were clicking at the right time to run through the East. They didn't have the personnel and experience to win a Championship, though. The Pistons, on the other hand, might have gave the Spurs a run if they could have gotten past the Cavs.
The Celtics were voted by 26% of the GMs (same as Pistons) to win the Eastern Conference.
I'd prefer if nobody picked the Pistons to get to the Finals.
I want the expectations low for everyone, everyone except Saunders.
I'd like higher expectations for the players.... Like Chauncey and Tay
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