- Nov 2, 2006
Well just to play Devil's Advocate for a minute, if you look at the numbers, the decision isn't not completely without merit.I don't understand it either.
Well just to play Devil's Advocate for a minute, if you look at the numbers, the decision isn't not completely without merit.
The Pistons have been to at least the conference finals each year since 2003. They won in 2004, and then lost in 7 games in 2005. This was under Larry Brown (remember him?) Flip Saunders came on for 2006, and each year, they have lost in the conference finals, and they have lost 4-2 each time.
This means that the Pistons have essentially gone no where these past 3 years. They have made it to the exact same place 3 years in a row. .
Indeed, as ESPN.Com reminds us:lose it badly 3 years in a row and have nothing better to point to in your entire career.
Before the series started, I said the following:
"Celtics in 6. NEVER trust a team coached by Flip Saunders."
Looks like I had it right.
For the record, ONE win on the road in the Conference Finals as a coach, and he was fortunate Billups and Hamilton were lights out in that game.