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Old 01-14-2008, 01:34 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Sam had an unfortunate youth, and it shows in his "teaching" methods. Tough love is the only thing Sam understands. It's starting to become a trend with mitchell, first Hoffa, then Graham, now Andreea. Hoffa was a stiff, but Joey clearly has talent, and Andreea is tremendesously skilled, and yet they're struggling.

And Sam's job is first and foremost to develop the young guys, and secondarily to win games. Coaches like Flip Saunders, Doc Rivers or D'Antoni have a primary task to win games. Teams like Toronto, Portland or Seattle have a different objective. Sure, winning is nice, but it's not the main goal this season ...
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