Again from a Pistons fan:
Now, as I was reading that, a little lightbulb went off in my head for a response to squash that, but I couldn't quite put my finger on it, so I've left it alone.Rick Carlisle stinks at making adjustments. He is a great motivator and gets his team playing hard. Wins a lot. But when you get in a 7 game set, and teams can game plan against you. He doesn't adjust. He is stubborn and I am happy we have LB. Rick is a great coach, but until he learns how to coach in the playoffs, he won't get a team farther than LB would.
I've narrowed it down so far to either 1) Brown and Rothstein can make the adjustments if need be. or 2) We're the type of team that doesn't have to make major adjustments because we don't have people who only play D or only play O at major spots in the rotation.
But, while I can't think of any examples off the top of my head, I could swear that Rick (or at least somebody on this staff) IS making adjustments. I mean like Team X kills us a certain way in the 1st half, and we come out in the 2nd half and counter it. Yet a lot of Pistons fans swear up and down Rick didn't adjust in the playoffs.
Which is it? What are some examples? What are your thoughts?