Has Flip Sr. learned from past mistakes??

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  1. buddahfan

    buddahfan Retired from Forum

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    I stand corrected. Flip has coached in the pros for 19 years (7 in the CBA) and has two titles to his credit. So don't worry about getting back to us in 14 years because Flip already has won twice.

    Flip Saunders - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    :hoops:
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    The CBA now counts? Really?
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    Of course it counts. It was a pro league and people got paid, when the league had enough money to meet the payroll.

    :hoops:
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    Buddha, stop it. You're killing me. :rofl:
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  6. TaS

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    Flip's press conference was pretty good.

    They asked the "flip the switch" question for the 2nd time and he got a little snippy... "Did you watch the game? Watch what we're doing on the court. We're turned on."
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    The media just won't let that "switch" thing go, will they? It is funny though. And I would've asked the same question that Flip did. Makes me wonder if they are actually paying attention to the game.
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    The media is asking that question just to be annoying. Flip should pull a Bill Parcels` and just say, next question please.......
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    I have a concern. Tayshauns minutes. Not only is he playing big minutes, he is also getting them in long stretches. He doesn't come out until there is 2-5 minutes left in the half, 19-22 minutes with out a rest.

    I realize that Tayshuan does so many good things that it is hard for a coach to take him out of the game. Larry Brown did the same thing. That is why I am concerned, Tay hit the wall and had nothing left for San Antonio.

    I don't think that Manu Ginobili can guard Tay if he is energized and aggressive. This would force San Antonio to but Bowen on him and free Rip Hamilton from the Bowen clutch, grab and flop marathon that has proven so effective.

    With the way Flip is using Tay, it is very important for the Pistons to go four, four, four on the way to the finals. That way Tayshuan can play these long stretches and still have game left for the finals. But I still don't understand why Tay is playing a 19 1/2 minute shift in the first half when we are up twenty.
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    Tay's minutes are fine as long as we put the Bulls down quick. Also, Flip mentioned that the bench would get more minutes on the road. If we are up by a few and the bench holds the lead, then we're looking at another sweep and another week of rest. The team is so focused, even had extra long practice today -- and wanted it! I am impressed with Flip's game plan, game adjustments, and the team's hunger. They really feel the team should be on a four-peat.
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    The best way to avoid playing Tayshaun too many minutes is to run him ragged and finish this series in 4 or 5 games. Then let him recharge before the next series.

    It is critical that Tayshaun is on Deng every single second.
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    There's noone else on the team that can effectively guard Deng. Wallace is too slow and Rip and Carlos are too small. But if the lead is big enough, let the guy rest a few extra minutes, it'll pay off in a long run.
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    These are some of the best athletes in the world. There are no back-to-backs in the playoffs. We've got long TV commercial breaks. Even if a guy busts his butt for 48 minutes one night, he should be fine 3 days later for the next game. There will be plenty of time for rest once the job is done.
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    I sure hope it works like that. Didn't seem like that had enough last year though.
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    You see, that headline is how rivalries get started. It's a subtle jab that the Pistons are playing a lesser system.

    Whatever works. Burn Bulls, Burn! :flame: :flame:

    ahb, dig this...

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    I think Flip is just talking out of his asymptote.
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    "It's called the hyperbolic, paraboloid, transitional, floating zone defense," Pistons coach Flip Saunders explained after practice Tuesday.

    Well, you can't beat it if you don't know what it is or can't even pronounce it. :nerd2::MusicBigGrin:
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    Hyperbole isn't the same thing as a hyperbola!

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