Ben wasn't the only going going at less than full pace. IMO Rip and Tay were going all out and everyone else was pulling the ``aint rough/aint right'' garbage. You know what, though? After seeing the same behavior in the 2005 playoffs, it should have been pretty clear that Flip would have a motivational job on his hands. If he was smart, he woulda watched the tape and seen the lack of consistent effort in 05. And he woulda harped on it all year -- ``yeah, I'm here to boost the offense, but if you guys loaf on D like you did in last year's playoffs...'' Instead, Flip kissed their asses, talking about how they can be trusted to do their own things on D, etc. He missed the key point about the 05 playoffs, and therefore had no idea how to approach the team in order to get them in gear for the 06 playoffs. Our guys went in thinking they could flip the switch when they had to, but first they'd see if they could float about and bury a game with 3s. Then they found out in the Cleveland series that they weren't really able to flip the switch. Then they found out in the Miami series that they were completely overmatched -- the other team was playing championship D, giving more effort, and better prepared by their coach. Now, after watching how guys like Antoine Walker and Jason Williams played hard under Riley, I'd have to say that a coach who can motivate his players and is respected by them is a pretty valuable thing. It's clear that our guy is too much of a wimp, and even if he wasn't, unable to identify what he needs to be saying anyways.