Resurrecting Rudy Tomjanovich

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  1. armygirl

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    Excellent Coach who won two championships, a Michigan native who resides somewhere in the state.

    Article in Freep suggests that Rudy may be on the list of potential coaches if the AJ debacle goes by the wayside.

    I forgot about Rudy. He had some medical problems (heart related) that took him out of coaching years ago.

    I would love to have Rudy, kind of reminds you of Popovich.


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    I don't think Rudy will be the same,if he come's back.I think he's too old to be the same.He's 60 and it's hard to be so full of energy and intensity when you are 60.I would love to be wrong,becouse if he stayed the same he would be a great pick for the Pistons.
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    Larry was 64 when he won the title with the Pistons.

    Phil Jackson won the title this year, and he is or will be 64.

    60 seems like a good age. :)
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    But Rudy is a very different choach then Larry and Phil.Do you think Rudy has the same devotion to the game that he had 5-10 years ago?Do you think he's still the same "Always self-deprecating, he nonetheless heaped tremendous pressure on himself and his assistants to be prepared for each game, several times being hospitalized for exhaustion." ?I don't think we would see the same Rudy,but a very different.
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    Aw, heck yeah. Can't believe we forgot about Rudy.
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    Wow...I forgot about Rudy T.

    Health permitting, I would love to take him on...He should bring Kermit Washington along as assistant to give him the shot he deserves as well and to help our big men (NO SARCASM).


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    Maybe he can be an assistant and Gene Hackman can be the coach.
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    Rudy was ressurrected and buried in less than 12 hours...
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    Yup. You can't get the monkey off your back, you just stick him in a backpack.
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