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Orlando Magic vs. Celtics

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Here we go again..up 10 already in the first

21-11 Magic
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34-23 Orlando after 1

Orlando shooting 74%

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End of the first half: Magic 53, Hawks 45. Jameer Nelson leads Orlando with 12 points and seven assists. D12 has nine points.

[ Edited by jrg on May 10, 2010 at 18:05:40 ]
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Barkley just called Pietrus one of the best shooters in the league

Originally posted by jrg:
Barkley just called Pietrus one of the best shooters in the league


Barkley says a lot of crazy things.
Originally posted by jrg:
Barkley just called Pietrus one of the best shooters in the league


I read somewhere that 17th was the cutoff.
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Originally posted by pantstickle:
Originally posted by jrg:
Barkley just called Pietrus one of the best shooters in the league


Barkley says a lot of crazy things.

I see that.

Although Pietrus has been great so far.
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Originally posted by IWASATTHECATCH:
Originally posted by jrg:
Barkley just called Pietrus one of the best shooters in the league


I read somewhere that 17th was the cutoff.

Look at IWAS making a funny
Originally posted by jrg:
Originally posted by IWASATTHECATCH:
Originally posted by jrg:
Barkley just called Pietrus one of the best shooters in the league


I read somewhere that 17th was the cutoff.

Look at IWAS making a funny

Originally posted by jrg:
34-23 Orlando after 1

Orlando shooting 74%


Oddly enough the Hawks arent frustrating D12 either.
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Originally posted by VaBeachNiner:
Originally posted by jrg:
34-23 Orlando after 1

Orlando shooting 74%


Oddly enough the Hawks arent frustrating D12 either.

Playing great ball. His foul trouble problem is no longer anywhere near as much of an issue..PLUS he's hitting his FTs
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Is the fat lady singing yet?

64-47 Magic
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Found this over on another site I post on...thoughts?

This article had been posted for another purpose but I noted the following as a rather significant, if ancillary, shot at the coaching prowess of the best coach in Magic history.

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Big postseason for the "NBA Coaches Matter" camp: Jerry Sloan's system trumping the injury bug in Utah; Popovich piecing together a difficult situation in San Antonio; Scott Skiles pulling off one of the three great Round 1 coaching jobs of the past 10 years (along with Rick Carlisle in 2005 and Don Nelson in 2007); Scottie Brooks weaning Ibaka and James Harden perfectly during the regular season (and having both guys shine in the playoffs); Alvin Gentry smartly building his bench's confidence during the regular season, then having that trust pay off when the bench guys carried Phoenix to a Game 5 win; and, of course, Denver's semi-collapse without Karl running the show.

Is it possible that coaches are getting better? We have eight good ones right now: the five above, plus Nate McMillan, Larry Brown and Phil Jackson. Throw in Doc Rivers, Mike Brown, Rick Adelman, Stan Van Gundy and Rick Carlisle as "at the very least, they've been competent and haven't derailed good teams" guys. That's 13.

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That's right. According to Simmons, the Eight "Good" coaches in the NBA are:
Jerry Sloan
Pops
Scott Brooks
Nate McMillan
Phil
Larry Brown
George Karl
Alvin Genry

The five "at the very least they've been competent" would be:
SVG
Rick Carlisle
Doc River
Rick Adelman
Mike Brown

SERIOUSLY??? SERIOUSLY???

How on earth Stan gets lumped with Rick Carlisle, Doc Rivers and Mike Brown and below Alvin Gentry, Nate McMillan and Scotty Brooks I have no freaking clue.

Can we, for just a moment, examine Stan's head coaching resume.
He's coached 5 full seasons in the NBA.
In every single season his team has made the playoffs
In every single season except his first his team has won their division
In every single season except his first his team has made it to AT LEAST the conference semifinals
In the 4 seasons so far he has made it to the Conference Finals Twice and the NBA Finals Once
He has NEVER lost to a lower seeded team in the playoffs.

The Heat record the year before Stan took over 25-57
The Magic Record the year before Stan took over 40-42

Dude is a stud and its about time he gets some respect. For Bill Simmons to lump Stan into the "competent and haven't derailed good teams" bracket of coaches is a load of BS. SVG is one of the TOP 5 coaches in the NBA without questions and Simmons need to find himself a clue.
Originally posted by jrg:
Is the fat lady singing yet?

64-47 Magic

The fat lady sang in game 1. Typical pathetic Hawks.
Originally posted by ninerlifer:
Originally posted by jrg:
Is the fat lady singing yet?

64-47 Magic

The fat lady sang in game 1. Typical pathetic Hawks.

Josh Smith already giving up. Joe Johnson? He's still thinking he's a max contract player...