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JohnEMagee on May 5 at 10:41
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He's got a big who play small - but maybe that's the best way to use him?

You gotta give mcmillan credit (i think) for managing all the injuries...

On another note, for those who miss him, pat croce wants back in the NBA

Yeah, I disagree with Aldridge playing small being the best way to use him. I'm also not sure how much credit McMillan should be getting for actually playing some guys due to injury who should've been playing all along.

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JohnEMagee reply to Brian on May 5 at 10:48
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I was more thinknig of the rotating injury of centers they had to deal with.

I'm not saying he's a good coach any more than i thought mo got a 'raw' deal when he was in portland...

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ojr107 reply to JohnEMagee on May 5 at 12:28
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You mean that new sport he invented didn't pan out?

I have no idea why, but I voted yes. I think I just did it because I know he won't get the job and the sixers are probably just tossing an old friend's name in the pile to give him a better chance at getting another job in the future.

You can't blame a coach for his players getting injured unless he rushes them back (ala Eddie Jordan). Also, the players he has at his disposal - a big who plays like a small and a ball-dominant SG - are more of a reflection on Kevin Pritchard than McMillan. The point about Andre Miller's playing time is valid, though.

For the injuries, I'm not really blaming him so much. With LA though, I do. He's capable of playing down low, in fact he's good at it, but McMillan allows him to settle for jumpers constantly. A coach can, and should demand that his big get down on the blocks. This is on Roy as well, IMO.

An article about TT from ESPN New York:

Doc Rivers deserved the credit for Boston's championship triumph over Kobe and the Lakers two years back, but Thibodeau did nothing in that title run to hurt his reputation as the sport's leading defensive stopper. The knocks against him read like this: 1.) Thibodeau's never been an NBA head coach; and 2.) Some executives actually wonder if he's too committed to his work -- that's right, too committed -- to make for a balanced leader. In other words, the married-to-the-job likes of Thibodeau, a bachelor, could end up running himself and his team into the ground. 'Which is ridiculous,' said one NBA source close to Thibodeau. 'You'd think teams would want to hire someone who works hard, and yet that's a perception Tom's had to deal with.'"

Sounds like backwards thinking to me. TT or the fence for me.

Of the assistants available for hire...my hire would be Budenholzer given the years he's been with Popovich...nuff said!

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johnrosz on May 5 at 14:51
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I only want this guy coaching if his assistants are Gerald Honeycutt and Benoit Benjamin. I thought the Sixers were intent on making a "splash" with their new coach, I'd classify this as more of a belly flop...No thanks

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Tom Moore on May 5 at 15:23
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Don't think the Sixers could afford taking a chance on Jackson or Williams after what happened last year with Jordan. They need a guy with some experience, at least as a No. 1 assistant.

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JohnEMagee reply to Tom Moore on May 5 at 15:32
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Eddie Jordan had experience, as a head coach even.

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Tom Moore on May 5 at 15:25
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Did you see Iguodala received two second-team votes for the NBA all-defensive team? He was the only Sixer to receive any votes. Holiday could end up getting votes pretty soon if he keeps progressing.

Who was the second team center? I'd say Dalembert deserved some votes there.

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Tom Moore reply to Brian on May 5 at 16:05
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Tim Duncan.

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Statman reply to Tom Moore on May 5 at 17:23
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Iguodala has received between 2 and 5 votes for the All-Defensive team every year he's been in the league. Frankly, he deserves more, but he won't get higher vote totals unless (a) his PPG gets him recognition [the Bobby Abreu/Gold Glove effect] or (b) the team does well enough to get him regular national exposure [the Bruce Bowen syndrome -- and I'm guessing Sefolosha benefited from that this year].

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Tom Moore on May 5 at 15:48
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NBA source: "Don't see it", when asked if Calipari would be in the Sixers' mix.

Not unless they win the lottery.

Calipari seems to want to be able to do in the pros what he does in college.

He wants to go to the team that gets Lebron and then cherry pick cut-rate FA's. That way his will win, but coaching won't have that much to do with it.

He realizes that a good coach is not as important as having superior players.

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Tom Moore on May 5 at 16:06
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Tom Moore on May 5 at 16:38
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2009-10 NBA ALL-DEFENSIVE FIRST TEAM

Position Player, Team 1st 2nd
Points
Center Dwight Howard, Orlando 28 1 57
Guard Rajon Rondo, Boston 23 4 50
Forward LeBron James, Cleveland 20 5 45
Guard Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers 13 8 34
Forward Gerald Wallace, Charlotte 11 8 30

2009-10 NBA ALL-DEFENSIVE SECOND TEAM

Position Player, Team 1st 2nd
Points
Center Tim Duncan, San Antonio 8 5 21
Guard Dwyane Wade, Miami 8 4 20
Forward Josh Smith, Atlanta 6 8 20
Forward Anderson Varejao, Cleveland 2 11 15
Guard Thabo Sefolosha, Oklahoma City 3 8 14


Other players receiving votes, with point totals (First Team votes in
parentheses): Jason Kidd, Dallas, 12 (4); Marcus Camby, Portland, 12 (1);
Ron Artest, 11 (3); Deron Williams, Utah, 10, (2); Kirk Hinrich, Chicago, 9
(1); Andrew Bogut, Milwaukee, 8; Luc Mbah a Moute, Milwaukee, 8 (1); Arron
Afflalo, Denver, 6 (1); Kenyon Martin, Denver, 5 (1); Kevin Garnett,
Boston, 5 (1); Grant Hill, Phoenix, 4 (2); Joakim Noah, Chicago, 4;
Kendrick Perkins, Boston, 4 (1); Shane Battier, Houston, 4 (1); Andrei
Kirilenko, Utah, 3 (1); Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City, 3; Trevor Ariza,
Houston, 3 (1); Andre Iguodala, Philadelphia, 2; George Hill, San Antonio,
2 (1); Jermaine O’Neal, Miami, 2 (1); Joe Johnson, Atlanta, 2 (1); Lamar
Odom, L.A. Lakers, 2 (1); Luis Scola, Houston, 2; Manu Ginobili, San
Antonio, 2 (1); Nicolas Batum, Portland, 2; Caron Butler, Dallas, 1;
Chauncey Billups, Denver, 1; Jared Dudley, Phoenix, 1; Kevin Durant,
Oklahoma City, 1; Raymond Felton, Charlotte, 1; Marc Gasol, Memphis, 1; Pau
Gasol, L.A. Lakers, 1; Chuck Hayes, Houston, 1; Brendan Haywood, Dallas, 1;
Al Horford, Atlanta, 1; Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City, 1; Ersan Ilyasova,
Milwaukee, 1; Stephen Jackson, Charlotte, 1; Nene, Denver, 1; Chris Paul,
New Orleans, 1; Tayshaun Prince, Detroit, 1; Earl Watson, Indiana, 1.

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Jesse reply to Tom Moore on May 5 at 18:41
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Kidd got 12 points? Wow.

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JohnEMagee on May 5 at 16:42
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"The all defensive team made up of guys only from playoff teams"

Gerald Walalce? Really?


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