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    Pistons fire Flip Saunders

    No source yet... just all over the radio here in Detroit. It's official.

    Not making too big of a splash though, he never really had a whole lot of fans here. They're still focused on the amazing hockey game last night.



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    Re: Pistons fire Flip Saunders

    I've always thought he was an overrated coach. He seems to care more about his appearance than how his team is doing. Hell, after every timeout, he struts out to half court with his arms crossed. It's like he wants the eyes of the world on him.



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    Re: Pistons fire Flip Saunders

    There was talk of him coaching the Gophers when he was done in the pros, but not now that Tubby is there.

    I think he'd be a great college coach.


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    Re: Pistons fire Flip Saunders

    It's amazing to me how coaches are disgarded so often in the NBA. If Rip and Billups are 100% they may be in the finals. The GM gets no heat for having an aging roster and few capable backups...



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    Re: Pistons fire Flip Saunders

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    I've always thought he was an overrated coach. He seems to care more about his appearance than how his team is doing. Hell, after every timeout, he struts out to half court with his arms crossed. It's like he wants the eyes of the world on him.
    I really disagree with that. He's one of the coaches that doesn't draw attention to himself. He rarely gets "T'd" up, something which the fans really disliked here in Detroit. They wanted him to be more animated.

    During the timeouts... he goes out onto the court to meet with his assistants, and let the players catch a 10 second breather before he hits them with a play.



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    Re: Pistons fire Flip Saunders

    Wow....what a dog eat dog world.


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    Re: Pistons fire Flip Saunders

    Quote Originally Posted by jtd9046 View Post
    I really disagree with that. He's one of the coaches that doesn't draw attention to himself. He rarely gets "T'd" up, something which the fans really disliked here in Detroit. They wanted him to be more animated.

    During the timeouts... he goes out onto the court to meet with his assistants, and let the players catch a 10 second breather before he hits them with a play.
    I agree with him not getting T'd up, but I still think he likes looking good!!! He doesn't meet his assistants at first.

    A timeout happens. He crosses his arms. Walks to half court with his head in the air. Stands there for a second. Fixes his tie and than goes back. It's like it's his runway.



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    Re: Pistons fire Flip Saunders

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    It's amazing to me how coaches are disgarded so often in the NBA. If Rip and Billups are 100% they may be in the finals. The GM gets no heat for having an aging roster and few capable backups...
    Agreed. Also in Minnesota, he worked under the bumbling Kevin McHale. Too bad for Flip...


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    Re: Pistons fire Flip Saunders

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    Agreed. Also in Minnesota, he worked under the bumbling Kevin McHale. Too bad for Flip...
    "Bumbling" to put mildly - how does he keep his job?? Of course, if he gets fired, so probably will Fred.



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    Re: Pistons fire Flip Saunders

    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    "Bumbling" to put mildly - how does he keep his job?? Of course, if he gets fired, so probably will Fred.
    Not sure about that. I think McHale is going to step aside soon, and Freddy will take over his role.


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    Re: Pistons fire Flip Saunders

    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    "Bumbling" to put mildly - how does he keep his job?? Of course, if he gets fired, so probably will Fred.
    The only reason he still has a job is because Glen Taylor doesn't think Fred is quite ready to fill the spot. As soon as he is, bye bye Kevin. I hope Fred is a quick learner and I only have to suffer as a T-Wolves fan for one more season under KM.


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    Re: Pistons fire Flip Saunders

    Quote Originally Posted by jtd9046 View Post
    During the timeouts... he goes out onto the court to meet with his assistants, and let the players catch a 10 second breather before he hits them with a play.
    Because the NBA is really an Xs and Os game...

    NBA coaches are a dime a dozen...they are now firing coaches after 1 year (Bobcats). Why not fire a coach whose worse finish is a loss in the conference finals?



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    Re: Pistons fire Flip Saunders

    I don't see why you fire a coach who takes your team to the playoffs every year. Pretty dumb if you ask me.



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    Re: Pistons fire Flip Saunders

    Larry Brown should have waited to see what was up with the Pistons before he took the Charlotte job - he would make the Pistons NBA champs again, instead of having to work for someone more bumbling than Kevin McKale - Michael Jordan.



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