rickythepenguin: downstairs: Because there is very little creativity when it comes to managing baseball.one of the more novel coachign decisions in MLB i ever saw was about a decade ago, then-Snakes manager Buck Showalter walked Barry Bonds with the bases loaded. Not sure what the score or inning was, or for that matter, if the Snakes won, but i do remember Lamar being very dismissive of the tactic but Buck insisting it was the right move. barry was not happy but, hey, buck figured one run versus the possibility of a grand slam was worth the gamble.and i went to a recent Snakes game where Gibby let the pitcher bat with a man on, down a couple of runs in the 5th or 6th or so. "The book" says you pull him for the PH, but Gibby explained after the game (and the gambit didn't pay off) that with the bullpen as taxed as it was, he didn't want to have to burn the bullpen that early.rarely do you see those kinds of moves in the NBA. yeah, this year's playoffs, Hibbert wasn't on the floor in that Heat win, and then in what, Game 4 (5?) Duncan wasn't on the floor, but those are pretty uncommon. NBA is just so damn fluid. so much is beyond the coach's control.
Dafatone: Don't be the Nets.
FormlessOne: Gee, sports teams owned by daytraders, shysters, and conmen demonstrate a marked lack of patience when it comes to buying success? Color me shocked.
InfrasonicTom: How many more games would the love child of Phil Jackson and Red Auerbach have won with that team? The triangle offense ain't won shiat without MJ or Kobe.
deanis: Pretty much proves that coaches mean squat in the NBA.
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