On the Loose: Larry Brown

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  1. roscoe36

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    You can't have it both ways. You can't argue that LB is superior in record and value as a coach, and then condemn that no one claims Flip is his equal in clout.

    Flip will not be paid like Brown, he doesn't have the resume of Brown, and I doubt you will find many people who will claim he is Larry Brown's equal as a coach.

    Not to mention that LB is the one with the actual history of meddling in the front office, not Flip.
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    No, they are afraid he will shut down on them like he did in NY, and then rape the franchise for a settlement when he gets fired.

    His reputation as a carpet bagger precedes him as a winner. And that's on him. It goes back to the 80s.

    I think LB is a great coach, I think he's a wildly fascinating character and really interesting to have around. But I don't think he's a saint.

    Just as you feel the people who argue that everything is wrong with LB are painting him as the devil, it seems to me that you go out of your way to paint him as Jesus. In reality, he's probably somewhere in between.
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    In my ideal world, this would happen. But I wonder how excited the starters would be to have LB back after playing for Coach Powder-Puff for three years?

    LB would probably enjoy teaching our group of D-minded kids and he could afford to bench a starter when they were taking the night off.
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    Sadly, i really would want that to happen. LB maybe on the crazy side, but he's a damn good coach.
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    Crazy like a fox :D
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    Good thing you aren't.

    Flip is not a good coach IMO, but LB is definitely NOT the answer. There was a reason it didn't work out last time. No way it happens.

    Hmmm...I wonder what Tom Izzo is doing these days????????:MusicBigGrin:
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    I think we need to go in a different direction, assuming we don't make it to the Finals again which is not looking too good right now.

    Seems like LB is good at relating to bubble players like Billups, Rip and Prince were when he was here but not so well suited for vets and young players.
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    Well, I enjoyed this team's two trips to The Finals...sorry.
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    Think Laimbeer will give Davidson the Company Man discount when he moves from the Shock to the Stons?
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    He is not the answer.
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    Well, you're counting on the fact that Dumars would re-nig (sp?) on his vow to never hire a coach without previous NBA head coaching experience, considering he got hired as gm with no prior NBA GM'ing experience.
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    Larry was through here. He lost the team.

    Flip on the other hand, never had the team...
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    Which is precisely why I never wanted him hired in the first place. I could deal with the fact that LB was gone, but at least look around before bringing in a proven choker to replace him.
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    Name me please, who were available besides flip? And did they want this job?

    Fans treat all those hirings and trades as they are available on demand. They are not, low
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    Was he fired? Or did he quit...

    I think they did look around. Nobody was out there. They wanted Nate M. I think.

    I was one of the people who thought Flip would do OK. I was wrong. I admitted that long ago. I think most people here agree he not only sucks, but he seems like a jerk too.

    I really think it's time to give Lambs or Izzo a chance. Personally, I really liked RC, but no chance we see him.

    If Detroit exits in round one, Detroit has an excuse to fire him. No need to explain their actions.
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    I say give Laimbs a few years with a revamped roster.
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    If I recall correctly, Nate got hired a week or two before Flip.
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    We do not know whether McMillan wanted job here, though.
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    Yeah, I was saying Flip wasn't the first choice.
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