Timeouts - anyone else notice this?

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  1. Warthog

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    Every time Flip calls a timeout, he meets with his posse of assistant coaches in the middle of the floor before talking to the players. Kind of odd...wonder if that's just given the preseason circumstances.
     
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    Interesting, but no idea since I only see the game through the eyes of you guys kind enough to recap.

    However, I do think Flip should share that idea with John L. Smith. It might help prevent his assistants from sending out the bloody field goal unit at the wrong time and blowing the bleeping game!!!! :mad:
     
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    ugh that hurts to think about still
     
  4. BillLaimbeer

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    Coaches meeting

    Watch any pro or college game and you see almost all coaching staffs do this. The coaches want to all get on the same page before giving instructions or calling a play. Sometimes, a staff will use a good portion of the timeout in their own little conference before spending the remaining seconds with the team.
     
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    hrmm, i can't say i've seen that with 'almost all' college/pro coaching staffs, not even a few. i don't remember RC or LB doing it.
     
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    LB doesn't do it, but RC was notorious for walking away from the sideline towards the basket flanked by his assistants while the players toweled off and grabbed some refreshment.
     
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    oh woops about RC then, i guess i have a poor memory :D
     
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    Carlisle

    Carlisles did that on each time out. Still does it.

    Just goes to show that he looks for his assistant coaches input.
     
  9. Tyskillz

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    Well said Bill

    Our fellow Pistons fan BillLaimbeer is exactly right folks, as a matter of fact I think rick carlisle did this a lot during his tenure with Detroit. It actually seems sort of logical to me if you really think about it. Just a brief overview to make sure everyone is on the same page before giving the troops the gameplan. It may not be that noticeable if you only watch one squad all the time like our Pistons, but if you have league pass and remain observant you'll see other coaches do this periodically as well.
     
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    More eyes and thoughts are better than 1 persons point of view.As long as they don't spend to much of the timeout without enlightning the players.
     

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