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  1. TaS

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    Speaking of letting the refs walk all over him, what about MC?

    On 99% of the bad calls, Curry springs to life and looks like he's going to let the ref have it. But then he just yells at one of our players... usually the guy that got ripped off on the call.
     
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    No, Flip told him to express his feelings in a more civil manner instead of yelling. He told him that when he yells, it puts the sad in the ref's hearts and that is not the most appropriate approach for a constructive debate.

    Then he'd try to hold Sheed to make him feel better.

    That was what lessened Sheed's diminutive respect for him.
     
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    Yip, Curry has an admirable and probably even necessary goal of getting the players to back off the ref, but him leading by example hasn't been beneficial to the team. It does seem the players complain a little less. Maybe that is just getting CB out of there.
     
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    Here's a little walk down memory lane...

    I can't remember another example of an NBA player requesting more discipline from a coach. Flip's command must have been truly pathetic.
     
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    I think play-off coaching is mainly about adjustments and thinking on the fly. Game-planning is also extremely important. The main difference between Game 50 and Game 81 is that you are playing the same team over and over in a series; one that has analyzed and prepared for you down to the last detail.

    Watching Michigan State and Tom Izzo re-enforced that for me. You could argue that the Spartan players put their heart on the floor, but then you can go back to arguing that Izzo got that out of them. It's the chicken or the egg argument.

    I think we can both agree that both played a role even though we differ on how much.
     
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    After a season of constant waffling the same can be said of Curry. I'd bet Sheed respects MC as much as Flip right now.

    I'm reminded of one of my favorite player/coach respect videos. Yeah, I've posted it before...

    Chris Chelios/Jules Winnfield
     
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    LB inherited a team of vagabons who were trying to make their mark on the NBA. HE WAS THE LUCKY COACH. Those players woulda won 55 games for ANYBODY in 2004. THEY WERE READY TO WIN...No if ans or butts. LB muddied up the waters with his primadonna attitude and lack of concern for the organization. The players read this and began their downfall. Then...The players failed themselves under Flip
    with their high and mighty attitudes. They had won and they knew it. That is when Flip became the wrong coach. I had hoped in his last year that he'd grow a pair and put the players in their place and play some rookies. Instead he just treated them like MEN...Yea, he expected them to play for their checks. Well...it didn't happen and the players have GROWN into this mess that we have now...Save Dyess. PLAYERS DID MOST OF THE DAMAGE...
     
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    You're being facetious, right?

    det :doh:
    :sssh: TaS
     
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    No, I really believe that the 2004 team was a team of destiny...With or without LB...
     
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    Soooo...a bunch of NBA vagabonds get together (Sheed in Feb) and decide to rule the league without a coach...? Sounds like a script for an animated Disney movie.

    And doesn't that discredit Joe too?
     
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    Some people call that an example of a "players' coach", a coach that trusts his players and gives them the benefit of the doubt. Perhaps it was Sheed that was pathetic, not Flip.
     
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    Ohhh...They had a coach. But hunger for redemption and for a championship ruled that season. Remember...did anybody besides Piston fans pick them in the Finals. Destiny picked them. They've long ago lost that hunger. Just my opinion.
     
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    i thought this was a bash iverson thread...what happened? LOL
     
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    Thanks Skool...I'm done talkin about Flip...For another season anyways.:lecturer:
     
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    Players like Player's Coaches. Flip must have been way beyond that for a player to actually say that he didn't get any respect, wasn't hard enough on the team, and wouldn't say anything when you messed up his desk.

    I'll give the benefit of the doubt to the guy who got us a championship.
     
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    I think Darko has been given way too much credit for the championship already.
     
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    I'm talking bout the blue whale, not the barnacle!
     
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    Now that is the kind of iron fist that Sheed is looking for in a coach!
     
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    I think Walter Sharpe should try this approach.
     
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    After an injury and a horrible mental blow-up resulting in an ejection that threatens our playoff hopes, Sheed dictates terms to MC without a problem.

    "... also MC, go pack my bags for the NY trip."

    "OK Sheed. Should I hand wash your jockstrap again?"

    "Can't hear you because my headphones are on. Hey, wash my jockstrap too."
     

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