In my view, without the best coach in the L, we are only a "good" team. Not a championship contender. I've always said, the players alone have the talent to be 2nd rounders at worst, Conference Finalists at best with almost no chance to get to the Finals. With LB, that bumped them from Conference Finalists at best to NBA Finalists at best with results up in the air. We happened to go 1 for 2 so I was ok with that. However, there's no way Flip is going to be more proficient with the X's and O's than LB was, that will cost us some games. So, if LB was able to pull 54 games out of this squad. It's only natural that Flip would muster 49 to 50. Flip will not have the attention to detail on D that LB had (he said so himself when proclaiming that these guys already knew how to defend). He is primarily going to focus on playing zone (which killed us the last two years) and opening up the offense, which won't matter if you aren't focusing on shutting other teams down. Many fans will be thrilled with seeing more points on the board, but will ultimately be left disappointed at the end of the year with all the expectation and potential not being realized, in my opinion. This team will probably be labeled at "more exciting" than before, but they won't acheive nearly as much.