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    Default Whoever voted Mike D'Antoni coach of the year should be ashamed

    I've seen enough of the Western Conference Finals and far too much of the Phoenix Suns. Their defense is horrible, a disgrace to the NBA.

    Mike D'Antoni as coach of the year? I don't think so, any coach that coaches a team to play defense like this is lucky to have a job if you ask me. The Spurs are basically running a layup drill. 43 points in a 4th quarter of a conference finals road game. 33 points the next road game in the 4th.

    What is the coach of the year voting based on. If it is based upon who is a good coach, D'Antoni should not have finshed in the top 10.

    The question all year long was whether a running team could win it all. Well that was never the relevant question, the relevant question was whether a team that played very little defense, could they win a championship.

    And the answer is a resounding No.

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    damn! I had 10 bucks on the suns too...oh well
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    Pistons/Spurs should be a DAMN good Finals.

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    Default Re: Whoever voted Mike D'Antoni coach of the year should be ashamed

    but hey, its entertaining ball......

    Really, watching teams drive in for uncontested layups all night certainly gets me out of my seat.

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    but hey, its entertaining ball......

    Really, watching teams drive in for uncontested layups all night certainly gets me out of my seat.


    What if the Pistons played defense like the Suns. You would not be too entertained then

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    He was being sarcastic.

    I find it entertaining to a degree. Not the Suns basketball (when they're winning or losing), but the Spurs offense tonight has been fun. The Suns had a lot to do with that, but San Antionio has played smart, made some great passes, and gotten some really good looks with patience. They'd be having a good night ANYWAY on offense the way they're playing. The fact that it's the Suns trying to stop them means they will never slow down unless they allow it themselves.

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    I figured he was.


    The Spurs do look very good. But the Sonics and the Nuggets played the Spurs fairly well in the first two rounds.

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    Pistons vs. Spurs will be one of the biggest hackfests ever. It will be an ugly finals, trust me. I hope the Heat get there instead.
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    The Suns are pretty woeful defensively - they missed JJ quite a bit though - he's their best defender.

    Never agreed with D'Antoni for COY anyway - thought Carlisle or Skiles should have gotten it, but I don't have a vote.
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    Suns will win game 4,5,6, and lose game 7
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    No they wont, they will win game 4 and lose in 5.

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    I think COY is essentially just the Most Improved Team award.

    Similar to Executive of the Year, which is the Most Improved Team Because of a Major Trade or FA Acquisition award.

    Looks like the Suns have em both locked up.

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    Detroit is a good team, but I think the Spurs would beat them because their offensive flow is much better. The Spurs bench is also much deeper than the Pistons'. Rasheed is an okay post player, but their lack of a dominate post player will hurt them against the Spurs. The Spurs also the the weapons to neutralize Rip's speed (look what they have done to Nash). The only advantage I see for Detroit is Billup's size.

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    I hate all offense/no defense teams.

    HATE!

    I wish to see a SA/DET finals.

    Now, that IS basketball.

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    Stop that! Miami & Spurs it will be! I know probably Detroit will take the series, but i really want to see Jordan jr. (wade) get a ring!

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    I love how every shooting guard that plays alongside shaq is suddenly the next jordan.....

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    What is the coach of the year voting based on. If it is based upon who is a good coach, D'Antoni should not have finshed in the top 10.
    You can't judge the COY on how he coaches in the playoffs. It is a regular season award. Similar to MVP--- no one should say, "See, Nash did deserve the MVP--- look at his Big O-like performances in the playoffs!" either.

    I just can't decide whether I think Carlisle should have been COY. He did a great job, but it reminds me of Steve McNair getting co-MVP two years back just because he did such a great job playing while injured. I didn't think he deserved extra consideration because of his injury, and the Titans played well with Volek taking snaps.

    It could be argued that a great coach would have never allowed his team to blow up like we did against Detroit on November 19th. Even though some Pistons starters were still on the court, I remember being surprised that Carlisle hadn't taken all the starters out of the game yet with less than two minutes to go. I suppose there was some time left to make a desperation comeback.

    My pointless, hypothetical situation is: if November 19th or any similar event would not have happened this year, what type of recognition would Carlisle have received? I feel ridiculous even posing the question, but if the Pacers would have finished with 53 to 57 wins, would he have been the COY?

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    I love how every shooting guard that plays alongside shaq is suddenly the next jordan.....
    I completely agree, Kstat.

    Is he really Jordan Jr? Does Wade have the leadership that Jordan had in his second year? Besides the attribute of Wade dominating games, how is he specifically similar to Jordan?

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    How many "the next Jordan"s does that make now? I've lost track.

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    I lost track somewhere around harold miner.

    It wasn't about being the team everyone loved, it was about beating the teams everyone else loved.

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    I love how every shooting guard that plays alongside shaq is suddenly the next jordan.....
    Haha, yea it seems like it! But i really think that Wade has the same style as prime Jordan. Reminds alot of him, the body handling, quickness, shooting stroke, those fadeaways, ballhandling, scoring, dunking.. Wade himself said he studied MJ since he was a kid. Then we have Kobe who also reminds me a little of MJ.... And those are the only Two players today i would say "Jordan Wannabees" to and that they played with Shaq and had success is just a coincidence?

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    I lost track somewhere around harold miner.
    I quit even paying attention to that after Jerry Stackhouse.
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    Default Re: Whoever voted Mike D'Antoni coach of the year should be ashamed

    Kobe still reminds me the most of MJ, though obviously he's not a clone.

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    Never understood the next anything. It's stupid.
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    Kobe is the closest to becoming the next MJ

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