I have given up on Flip after the Clev series. I thought for sure he would have been canned. But he was not. To answer my own question. I don't think Brown would have beat Miami in 06 with the way they were playing. Their role players were unconsious. Maybe the games would have been closer and maybe it would have went 7. In the end I think we would have lost. I do think we would have made it to the Finals last year under Brown. That series was ready for the taking and unfortunatly Mike Brown was the one able to make the key adjustments. I don't know if we would have beaten SAN under LB though. Parker/Ginobili have gotten so much better since 05. In short if LB would have stayed I think we would have seen 3 trips to the Finals but still only one title in 04. As far as Ben staying its hard to say. 60mil over 4 years was a lot of change to match for a declining player.