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  1. TaS

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    72 years old with a young family and he's basically moved away?
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    He's demented in need of retirement.
    Article makes me wish he was never our coach.
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    There is a price to be paid to do what he has done, to have the effect and legacy he has. Most men won't pay it.
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    I prefer the way that Jackson left coaching. His demands to come back were so high...that he'll stay retired.
    Larry is just a junkie....a very rich one.
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    LB is a maniac plain and simple. Basketball means waaaaay too much to him. He probably has no idea how hard he is on these kids and they probably have no idea how lucky they are to play for him.

    When I think of Larry Brown I always think of a Sheed quote from when he came back to DET to play the Pistons as the Knicks coach. The Knicks were struggling and someone asked Rasheed why that was. "Well, they're still probably trying to figure out if he's crazy."
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    Excellent post...I've never been able to put it into words quite like this.
    Probably cause I only know a few of them.
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    In your opinion. In his, it's everything. It's his raison d'etre.

    Most people will never be that manic about anything, and most people will never achieve anything noteworthy in their lives.

    When I read that article, it reminded me of "The Agony and the Ecstasy" a fictional account of the life of Michaelangelo, and the sort of single minded determination and focus (and perhaps a bit of craziness) it takes to truly be great in a world filled mostly with average and below average people. Excellence conforms to power law, not to a perfect bell curve.
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    Larry seems like he is afraid of success to me. He thrives on low expectation situations and gets antsy when expectations rise. He's the anti phil.

    His theories are fine and all, but he really forces a lot of personnel changes to fit them too.
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    Team USA and the Pistons weren't low expectation situations.
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    Larry loves to be miserable. Being 100% exasperated with someone is like a drug he can't put down.

    I was searching You Tube looking for his "Oh, one more thing..............I love you guys." speech at the end of a timeout in G6 of the 2005 Finals but couldn't find it. How can that be?
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    Tay and Daye combined for 34 points tonight in Memphis victory over the Twolves tonight. Tay 8-8 from the floor (probably no fakes) (18pts) and Daye was 6-9 (16pts) including 2-4 from downtown.
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    Why can't we get guys like this?
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    The wounded Wolves were without F Chase Budinger, F Andrei Kirilenko, F/C Kevin Love, G Malcolm Lee and G Brandon Roy because of an array of injuries.
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    Agreed. But he got wiggly with us in the follow up year and he had an "agenda other than winning" with Team USA. He has a schtick like no other.

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    Yikes. Nobody disrespects Coach Dunlap like that and gets away with it... at least next time.

    Dude just got his desk messed up in front of everybody.
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    I did kinda swell with Pistons pride when I read about Gordon. I bet Rip was proud!
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    Rip must be so proud. I know Kuester was a bad coach, but Dumars should've intervened regardless, like Cho did; not doing anything just keeps perpetuating the cycle and results in having the inmates running the asylum. Coach Tidbits is lucky Rip was gone before he came in.
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    "They suspend you for dribbling a ball? asked Tayshaun Prince "At practice? That's buffoonery!"
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    Maybe coach should have just waited until he dribbled it off his foot and lost it out of bounds.
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