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by Prosecutor » Sun May 16, 2010 9:44 am
by OldDawg » Sun May 16, 2010 10:03 am
by waborat » Sun May 16, 2010 10:42 am
OldDawg wrote:The focus wasn't on becoming a more complete team, just to be able to match the Magic. I hope we have learned our lesson
by Orenthal » Sun May 16, 2010 11:03 am
by Prosecutor » Sun May 16, 2010 5:24 pm
by Orenthal » Sun May 16, 2010 6:09 pm
by swerb » Sun May 16, 2010 8:56 pm
by jb » Mon May 17, 2010 10:17 am
OldDawg wrote: The focus wasn't on becoming a more complete team, just to be able to match the Magic. I hope we have learned our lesson.
by aoxo1 » Mon May 17, 2010 10:23 am
jb wrote:OldDawg wrote: The focus wasn't on becoming a more complete team, just to be able to match the Magic. I hope we have learned our lesson.Yeah man. So in another 20 - 30 years after struggling thru mediocrity to get to sucking ass we happen to bottom out to have a ping pong ball land right and we happen to not have traded the pick and we have a GM who doesn't blow the pick and the franchise that costs $ 500 to take a family of 4 to any sort of decent seats lower bowl plus other costs actually stays in a declining town and we're a contender again I hope we'll have this lil nuggest filed away.
by Tree » Mon May 17, 2010 11:14 am
by Prosecutor » Tue May 18, 2010 9:08 am
Tree wrote:I'm not so sure we win this series even if James was 100%. I disagree. The Cavs lost Game 4 by 10 points and were outscored by 8 in the 4th quarter, when LeBron usually takes over. For the game LBJ scored 22 points, far from what he's capable. A normal LeBron game and the Cavs go up 3-1.The Cavs lost Game 6 by 9 points. LeBron on top of his game is worth an extra 10 points over what we saw. For one thing, he doesn't commit 9 turnovers.I think the article, while not spot on imo, addresses some legitimate concerns, primarily Mike Brown's inability to play different styles of basketball, and get the most out of his talent. I agree there are legitimate concerns about Browns' coaching ability, which is why he'll be fired in a few days. By the way, I found this quote from Doc Rivers which supports your Brown hate agenda:"Individually, Cleveland's pretty good," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. "We're not going to win that match. But collectively, as a team, we have a shot. We have a chance."Brown's strategic myopia is both a blessing and a curse.I don't see how strategic myopia can be a blessing.Brown is not an X's and O's guy. He's a defensive coach, and defense is more about attitude than anything, and when the message isn't getting through, the house of cards topples to the ground. I think defense takes talent, too. No matter how much attitude Jamison and Mo have, they can't stop Garnett and Rondo. Part of Brown's problem was that he is first and foremost a defensive coach, yet they gave him offensively oriented and defensively challenged players like Mo and Jamison. Shaq was also a defensive liability, at least against the Celtics. He'd make a great assistant coach, but an HC, might be too much of a stretch for him.
by fundamentals » Tue May 18, 2010 10:31 am
by daddywags » Tue May 18, 2010 12:16 pm
by Prosecutor » Tue May 18, 2010 2:09 pm
by jb » Tue May 18, 2010 3:14 pm
Prosecutor wrote:I think LeBron's elbow just got worse as the series went along. He got a reprieve with the three days of rest between games 2 and 3, so he was able to get it going in Game 3. But after that it was a game every other day; not enough recovery time.
by papacass » Tue May 18, 2010 3:45 pm
Prosecutor wrote:Tree wrote:He'd make a great assistant coach, but an HC, might be too much of a stretch for him.It will be interesting to see if he gets another chance to HC an NBA team.
Tree wrote:He'd make a great assistant coach, but an HC, might be too much of a stretch for him.
by waborat » Tue May 18, 2010 3:56 pm
papacass wrote:Brown is a solid basketball guy, and he'll be of use to a team that is in the same position as the '05 Cavs were -- needing solid grounding in basic winning basketball principles. But once a team is past that point, they'll probably need to move on from Brown.
by jb » Tue May 18, 2010 4:05 pm
by FUDU » Tue May 18, 2010 4:26 pm
by Fire Marshall Bill » Tue May 18, 2010 6:25 pm
by Prosecutor » Tue May 18, 2010 9:33 pm
by jb » Wed May 19, 2010 10:30 am
Prosecutor wrote:I don't think all the rah-rahing in the world during timeouts would have gotten the Cavs past Boston. According to Windhorst, the players were not happy with Brown's substitution patterns and they lost confidence in his ability to make in-game adjustments. But it's all moot if LeBron had not headed south prematurely. If LeBron was LeBron and kept putting up those numbers he put up the first three games, then Rokes would have been irrelevant.
by pup » Fri May 21, 2010 10:50 pm
by Prosecutor » Sat May 22, 2010 9:27 pm
by SoulDawg74 » Mon May 24, 2010 2:17 pm
Prosecutor wrote:When Brown gets his interview I imagine he'll point out the Cavs had the best record in the NBA two years running. The loss to Boston? He can say the Celtics are playing like NBA Champions and how was he supposed to beat them with his superstar hurt?I don't know if he can save his job, but he can make the argument. And the better the Celtics do the better his argument. The only reason to fire any coach is if there is a better coach available who is willing to take the job and is affordable. Is that the case this year, and if so, who is it?
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