Sources: Wallace Asked Pistons For Buyout

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  1. Nemo

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    So then...Greg Popovich = Michael Curry
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    In what Universe?

    Do the Spurs even resemble having the same talented, HEALTHY roster they did in '05? Heck no.
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    I can only wish that were true.
  4. Nemo

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    I don't know...Pop has gone down in victories for 4 seasons straight. What's up...
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    Max, don't know where you are coming from here. LB took the Sixers to the finals in 2001 and that team was 48 and 34 in 2003, LB's last year with the Sixers. The Sixers hired Larry back for a front office job after he was fired by the Pistons.
  6. Walter

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    If he retires, I wouldn't mind having him back as an assistant coach.
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    Yea, he could teach the young players how to be lazy, how to give up, how to disrespect the officials and their coaches, and how to avoid the paint.
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    Yeah, but Flip never managed the roster effectively. He essentially had a 6 man rotation the whole season, which wore out the starters. Blah blah blah blah.
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    Hey, at least someone would be teaching the young players something. Right now, they look like lost sheep.

    All kidding aside, I think he really can help develop the young bigs.
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    We would lose close games by two points, because he would get at least two techs and not worry about going to the locker room .:MusicBigGrin:
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    It would be first time in NBA history when an assistant coach led the league in technicals I suppose.
    :stirthepot:
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    When were all these crucial moments that Sheed's techs cost them games?

    I might be alone here, but I miss the team that could be down for 3 quarters and come back to win games in the 4th. It certainly beats the alternative where if they're not leading with 4 minutes to go they will lose.

    It killed me watching BOS this year be down 10-15 points most of the game hoping they would lose only to see them turn it on and pull out a win. To me that shows you are a good team.
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    Were those risky draft picks? I seem to remember them all being top 10 picks. If he had taken a chance on someone who nobady had ever heard of and they turned out to be an all-star then it's something to brag about. It doesn't take a swamie to know those guys had the talent to develop into something good.

    Don't get me wrong I like Isiah, I just don't think he's the greatest candidate for a front office position. Coach maybe but front office?
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    He also got guys like David Lee and Renaldo Balkman. They definitely weren't obvious picks, but Lee especially turned out well, and Balkman was more useful as a Knick than almost anyone expected.

    I think I like Isiah more as an office guy than as a coach, though I like him as a coach too. He has a great eye for talent.
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    I would trade Amir for Balkman in a heartbeat.
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    Okay, but Joe thought he was getting a good coach in Flip, and I think most observers -- The Low excepted -- agreed with him. It's true he'd only been to the Conference Finals one time, but it did not seem unreasonable to expect that he would figure out that hurdle with the talented and experienced roster he inherited. It didn't work out, but that's the way it goes....

    And as for Curry, this year's roster had no chance no matter who was at the helm. The soul of the team left with Ben, and any remaining sense of direction completely disappeared when Billups moved to Denver. I'm not happy with Curry's performance, but it's not like we were championship-calibre anyway, unlike in 2006.
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    So would I. I'm impressed with his hustle.
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    I'm impressed with his toughness and attitude. Amir can hustle, but Balkman can hold his ground.
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    Yup.

    I want to frame this post.
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    IIRC, there were alot of people really annoyed with the hire.

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