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    When he was starting, all the Pistons fans = "We told you so" "Rick loves him", etc, etc.

    And after a few games we accepted this.

    But now Rick has once again taken a cliche from his Detroit days and risen above it. But it doesn't get talked about at all.

    Last year the cliche was Rick doesn't make adjustments in the playoffs, but we did. This year it was the Curry thing. But he changed when it wasn't working.

    I just think it should be pointed out.

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    Dude.....he started Curry for like 2 weeks. The fact Curry STILL PLAYS isnt something I'd shout from the mountaintops.....

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    Dude.....he started Curry for like 2 weeks. The fact Curry STILL PLAYS isnt something I'd shout from the mountaintops.....
    And those 2 weeks all we heard from you and co. was We told you so, and how Rick loves him and will always start him, blah blah blah. And hey, before Rick proved differently, you looked right. I believed it. Now that Rick has changed, I want to point that out because it's a positive sign of change from Carlisle.

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    Dude.....he started Curry for like 2 weeks. The fact Curry STILL PLAYS isnt something I'd shout from the mountaintops.....
    Curry helped the Pacers for about a week. He played a couple of games too long. He was nothing more than emergency help. Find something else to ***** about. He played two minutes the last game.

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    I aggree Hicks! Also Curry is playing VERY limited minutes now as a backup. We need a body at SF behind JJ, Freddie and Bender who all play limited minutes (well Freddie plays limited minutes at SF and same for Bender). And those 3-4 minutes max in the 2nd or beginning of the 3rd I don't mind so much.

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    Curry helped the Pacers for about a week. He played a couple of games too long. He was nothing more than emergency help. Find something else to ***** about. He played two minutes the last game.
    Um, the only reason Im bringing it up NOW is because SOMEONE decided to call me out.

    Curry started for what, 2 weeks?

    IMO, I was %100 right. The fact Im supposedly wrong because he didnt start the ENTIRE season is laughable.

    I'm done with this thread. If you guys want to giggle and pat each other on the back because Curry isnt starting anymore, go right ahead.

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    Yeah its kind of funny how you cant explain to these Piston fans that we didnt have no one other then JJ to play at the 3, and JJ was stinking it up out there the game before Curry was moved into the starting line up and as soon as we couldnt win with Curry starting he was moved to the bench. You Pistons fans were not right about ****, Rick played him because he had to and now that he doesnt need to play he plays 2 minutes a game and now that Jax is back he will be burried on the bench and not play more then 5 minutes for this team ever again.

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    So does Curry go on the IR now that Jax is back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hicks
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    And those 2 weeks all we heard from you and co. was We told you so, and how Rick loves him and will always start him, blah blah blah. And hey, before Rick proved differently, you looked right. I believed it. Now that Rick has changed, I want to point that out because it's a positive sign of change from Carlisle.

    I'd agree with that. Honestly, with the way he played Curry in Detroit (such a nightmare) I expected Curry to be still starting even now. Its good to see Carlisle learned something from the experience (he did get fired over the issue, in large part anyway). I don't see anything wrong with taking it as a good sign or getting confidence from it.


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    Yeah its kind of funny how you cant explain to these Piston fans that we didnt have no one other then JJ to play at the 3, and JJ was stinking it up out there the game before Curry was moved into the starting line up and as soon as we couldnt win with Curry starting he was moved to the bench. You Pistons fans were not right about ****, Rick played him because he had to and now that he doesnt need to play he plays 2 minutes a game and now that Jax is back he will be burried on the bench and not play more then 5 minutes for this team ever again.
    lets not forget the multiple threads started here pleading for Curry not to play even when you supposedly "didn't have no one" else to play.

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    So does Curry go on the IR now that Jax is back?
    Probably we have no one eles to put on there

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    So does Curry go on the IR now that Jax is back?

    I'm sure Bender can find a reason to go back on IR.

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    uhhh let's see, Kstat said he's done with this, since Curry started two weeks and still plays?

    now Rick replaced Curry in the starting lineup with a rook at best; JJ, yet Kstat said not to long ago:

    http://www.pacersdigest.com/forums/s...46&postcount=5

    Bender? Starting over Curry?



    Yeah, maybe at gunpoint, in which case I think Rick would choose death anyway....
    Now surely you can't be maintaining that you were 100% right ? what did you win the cookie for ?

    Curry's minutes btw :

    Miami: 3 minutes
    Wizz: 2 minutes

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    Default Re: We never followed through on Curry

    I'll say this about Carlisle. He's still a relatively young coach, and he's seemed to have learned from his mistakes in Detroit. Plus he's a damn good coach in his own right.

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    I'd agree with that. Honestly, with the way he played Curry in Detroit (such a nightmare) I expected Curry to be still starting even now. Its good to see Carlisle learned something from the experience (he did get fired over the issue, in large part anyway). I don't see anything wrong with taking it as a good sign or getting confidence from it.
    Thank you! That's all I was trying to say.

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    uhhh let's see, Kstat said he's done with this, since Curry started two weeks and still plays?

    now Rick replaced Curry in the starting lineup with a rook at best; JJ, yet Kstat said not to long ago:

    http://www.pacersdigest.com/forums/s...46&postcount=5



    Now surely you can't be maintaining that you were 100% right ? what did you win the cookie for ?

    Curry's minutes btw :

    Miami: 3 minutes
    Wizz: 2 minutes

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    Good observation.

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    Didn't Kstat get a cookie for his correctness on this issue just recently though? I'd say both sides can come away from the whole thing with good feelings.

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    I hope that someday the Pistons will feel as silly for firing Rick Carlisle as the Cleveland Browns do for firing Bill Belichick.

    My Cleveland Brown fan friends assured me (a Pats fan) when Belichick took over that he was unable to control players, not a good game coach, a terrible communicator, and a bad judge of talent.

    He either learned very fast or the Cleveland experience was so "not right" for him that they misjudged him 100%.

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    I hope that someday the Pistons will feel as silly for firing Rick Carlisle as the Cleveland Browns do for firing Bill Belichick.

    My Cleveland Brown fan friends assured me (a Pats fan) when Belichick took over that he was unable to control players, not a good game coach, a terrible communicator, and a bad judge of talent.

    He either learned very fast or the Cleveland experience was so "not right" for him that they misjudged him 100%.
    There's a %0 of that happening, actually. Larry brown is a complete prick, but he got us to a title.

    Can't argue with results.

    There's no guarentee that Carlisle would have taken us that far, so unless Indiana rattles off like 3 titles in a row, I could care less about firing him.

    To be fair, I love Rick Carlisle. I just dont obsess over the fact we let him go.

    BTW, dont compare Carlisle to Belichik. Thats not even CLOSE to a fair comparison.

    Im not even sure LARRY BROWN is in Belichik's league anymore.....

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    There's a %0 of that happening, actually. Larry brown is a complete prick, but he got us to a title.

    Can't argue with results.

    There's no guarentee that Carlisle would have taken us that far, so unless Indiana rattles off like 3 titles ina row, I could care less about firing him.

    To be fair, I love Rick Carlisle. I just dont obsess over the fact we let him go.

    BTW, dont compare Carlisle to Belichik. Thats not even CLOSE to a fair comparison.
    That's absolutely right. There's no way the Pistons would have won the title last year with Carlisle as coach, just as there's no way the Pistons would have won the title last year with Carmelo Anthony on the team. In fact, Carlisle probably would have been fired midseason similar to the way Byron Scott was. Ben Wallace absolutely DESPISED him (amongst others in the Pistons organization), from all reports, and Carlisle wasn't getting his contract extended in the summer, making him a lame-duck coach.

    That doesn't make Carlisle any less of a coach. That's just the way things worked out with the Pistons. He didn't have a Larry Bird in management 100% behind him.

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    Just as there's no way the Pistons, and particularly Larry Brown, would have won the title without "trading" for Sheed........
    Also very true.

    However, Larry Brown has managed to assimilate Sheed into the team concept, so he had that going for him.

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    For all the nonsense some people claim here, Sheed has never really had issues assimilating into a team concept. I don't know of a single player that doesn't like him or wouldn't want to play with him. It's just the whole drug/assualt/vergal explosions/stalking that had been a problem in previous years, though not for a while (and particularly not in a contract year).
    Once again correct.

    In Portland, in a CONTRACT year, he willingly moved out of position so Zach Randolph could start. There aren't many players who would have made that sacrifice.

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    Fool nailed right on the head what Hicks was saying. I am glad Rick is learning to adapt, hopefully it means he will be here for many years to come. Shuffling coaches is not good for a team.

    Belichick (sp?) is one hell of a coach. I am not sure who I would compare to him, his teams play so far above their talent level, and execute almost flawlessly.
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    For all the nonsense some people claim here, Sheed has never really had issues assimilating into a team concept. I don't know of a single player that doesn't like him or wouldn't want to play with him. It's just the whole drug/assualt/vergal explosions/stalking that had been a problem in previous years, though not for a while (and particularly not in a contract year).
    You're aware of the incident w/ the basketball and Ruben BB's head, right?

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