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  1. roscoe36

    roscoe36 All-Star Administrator

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    In 100 words or less, summarize your thoughts and justification for Michael Curry being fired. Please be brief and concise.
     
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    Because he didn't play my favorite players; that happen to have more impact on wins and losses then the ones he (over)played.
     
  3. Mossberg

    Mossberg Bench Warmer 3x Fantasy Champion

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    One word is all I need.

    "incompetence"
     
  4. Darth Tater

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    1. He inarticulate

    2. He lousy coach

    3. He dress bad

    4. He not know who to play or when to play them

    5. He lose control of team

    6. He have baddest season in years

    7. Players no respect him

    8. Joe no fire himself and Joe want free agents come to Detroit

    9. He no Bill Laimbeer

    10. Darth out of words yet? Darth Bad.
     
  5. jammertime

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    Because he let the team run him instead of him running the team.
     
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    Winless Wonders Starter Forum Donor

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    1) The team doesn't respect him

    2) He is not a X and O's coach

    3) He can't make adjustments or seem to form a gameplan

    4) He did not deserve the job in the first place

    5) If he is not fired next season we will be worse with less talent because no free agent will come here.
     
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    His rotating doghouse with corresponding player apathy, spastic starting rotations, closing games with the wrong guys, silly unfruitful timeouts, bad suits, and dumbest sounding coach in the league.
     
  8. TaS

    TaS All-Star Forum Donor

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    He refused to take advantage of 2 for 1's.
     
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    Larry Brown had 31 playoff victories in 2 seasons.

    Flip Saunders had 30 playoff victories in 3 seasons.

    Michael Curry...Only one of three coaches in history of NBA to flame out of playoffs with 4 straight double digit losses (NEMO predicted)

    .....ZERO victories in one season.....Bye Bye

    This change was all about being ready for the playoffs.....sorry, didn't happen.
     
  10. Blue

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    To begin the season he had a philosophy:
    • Create an offense that did not rely on jumpshots. Take advantage of post-ups, slashing to the lane, and win the FT battle.
    • Bring back the man-to-man defensive intensity.
    • Fight to win the rebounding battle.
    • Players 1-12 had an equal opportunity to play, so long as they produced.
    He had the personnel capable of implementing his philosophy on most nights.

    As the season went along, we got further away from his philosophy, climaxing with a pathetic excuse for a playoff series.
     
  11. Mossberg

    Mossberg Bench Warmer 3x Fantasy Champion

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    EXACTLY!!!
     
  12. TaS

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    That is about as well as I've seen it explained.
     
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    Three other rookie coaches made the playoffs with .500 or better records with less than stellar talent (according to some of us).


    Vinnie Del Negro, 41-41
    Erik Spoelstra 43-39
    Tony DiLeo 32-27 (took over midterm)

    All of them won at least two games in the playoffs and Mr. Curry players appeared to have mail it in with no victories. Some of his young players played with intensity, Mr. Curry left them on the bench and went with the lazy vets who's only desire was to get the series over get on with their vacations

    Fire the bum and get someone that free agents will respect.
     
  14. 2Tough4You

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    My simplest, best explanation for him getting fired:

    He sucks in all phases of coaching.
     
  15. Walter

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    Curry was unable to manage the roster and the minutes distributions. He caved in under pressure and failed to establish a vision for the team. As a result, he was unable to give direction to the team, or develop young players.

    When AI was acquired for Billups, Curry was immediately over his head. He was unable to figure out how to insert AI into the rotation. He consistently chose the path of least resistance, postponing all confrontations until they become unavoidable. In doing so, he compromised the vision, accountability and authority he was preaching after he was hired. This cost him the players' respect and confidence.

    He lost control of his locker room and instead of trying to reinstate a strategy, he pushed his veterans to the limit, hoping for a miracle that would save him his job.

    In addition to all of this, he is not good at reading in-game situations or preparing sufficiently for matchups. He is unable to adjust his lineups in a manner that would create mismatches that can exploit the opposing team's weaknesses, or reduce our own vulnerabilities.

    At the end of a disasterous year, we are left with veterans who are all broken and spent, youth that is confused and not confident and a team that looks lost in the woods with no desire to win.

    In desparation, Curry has created a situation where he cannot succeed no matter what the roster is next year. That is why I would fire him.
     
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    OK, who taught Walter how to count? :MusicBigGrin:
     
  17. Lee356

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    Playing small ball, resulting in injury to Rip. The injury never cleared up, ruining our top scorer's season.

    Sheed as he continually raced down the floor on transition D, got a leg injury from it. A job a speedy power forward is suppose to be doing was asked of Sheed, who is simply too old - and not built for being a sprinter. Result: We ruined the season for another top scorer of ours.

    Playing small ball also helped lessen Tay's season. Just as Rip trying to defend bigger bodies (starting NBA small forwards) gave him his groin tear, the same thing wore out Tay something fierce the month we used small ball and Tay at power forward.

    Starting Dyess, and playing him too many minutes, so he was not fresh for the playoffs.

    Too often limiting minutes for Amir, Afflalo, JMAX, and in retrospect, even Bynum and Kwame.

    Youth was not developed. (Stuckey was just overplayed). Vets injured, depleted for the playoffs. Total mismanagement of players.
     
  18. lpgrl26

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    He bad.
     
  19. NYPistonFan729

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    He don't coach well enough.
     
  20. TaS

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    Oh man is that well said.

    Also, very good analysis.
     

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