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Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by coynejeremy, May 15, 2014.
Van gundy cares.
So shifting gears a little here (a cliche inspired by the General's post), without having seen a single move by Van Gundy, what is your expectation for this season? What will you consider a successful season and what is your criteria?
Successful first season? Second round of playoffs. And maybe getting Drummond to the all-star game (that would be nice) Ending up in the top 4 teams in the east. (Not that hard, at least not right now, who knows, when the free agency starts maybe the east can get heavier again) Ending up in the top 14 teams in 3 point shooting %. I want all this young players we have, to have the feeling to be competing in may. To know how it is to play hard, real hard. I want to see them taste the visitor crowd. The pressure.
Top 6 team. A competitive first round series in the playoffs.
One of bigs to come off bench.
Not one of the bigs, Josh Smith. I want to see the Pistons stop paying guys max $$ for positions they can cheaply fill. Use the down years to comb the D-League and sign one year FA's to try and find the late bloomers at the 2 and 3. Step into the 21st century and stop trying to win it all in 1 year. That would be a good year to me.
Success: no one's talking about tanking for draft picks with 20 games left in the season. This computer is property of the Denver Squirrels and is not to be removed from facilities.
Right now, I feel like a successful season would be finnishing with a winning record. 2nd round in the playoffs doesn't feel unrealistic either. I mean, there will be teams like Wizards, Hornets, Raptors, Hawks and Nets in the playoffs. Maybe Cavaliers. None of them scare me.I believe we have the potential to be atleast as good as them by next season already.
Don't you mean 20 games in to the season?
A noticeable defensive chemistry Winning season At the least, a 7 game first round exit
Success = a Piston team with an actual identity.
Success = Zack Lowe writing an article on the Pistons and using words like "nifty" or "clever" to describe their sets instead of "not appearing to have a scheme".
So Zack doesn't think that the play where Jennings dribbles around the perimeter for 20 seconds and then clanks a long three off the front of the rim is nifty?
Both of his stints in MIA and ORL featured huge stretches of him not actually coaching or adjusting, but just freaking out and throwing his gameplan out the window when things got tight. Things like benching your most needed players in crunch time for the tiniest of lapses get you eliminated faster than your best players making mistakes. For a guy who's had about as much "success" as Flip Saunders, people are sure giddy about this hire. I'm not even that opposed to him getting the coaching gig, although I preferred others, but nothing in his history suggests he should be made President with no prior experience. Like I said, he'll have to show me 1st.
Aint no bufoonery on Tom Thibodeau's watch. We shoulda took a run at that dude. Worst case scenario - he says nope. ...old time basketball.
If you don't offer GM authority and throw out a ton of money, you don't land Van Gundy. It's Gores best move yet.
I'm not sure, they got John Loyer without offering the top spot.
Van Gundy has a better playoff record than Thibodeau. Just sayin'.
Van Gundy > Thibodeau
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