Maurice Cheeks... fired.

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» Sat Dec 13, 2008 11:13 am
wow. who's next? any other underachieving coaches who is going to be fired?!

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/b ... ml?eref=T1

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» Sat Dec 13, 2008 11:34 am
what is up with these sports leagues firing these coaches too early, and good ones too. Like Cheeks led a little name squad last year to the playoffs. I wish they let him finish the entire season, a squad like philly could bounce back.

Tragic!

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» Sat Dec 13, 2008 11:40 am
if he can't come up with the right system to fit elton brand, he needs to go. coaching a fastbreak team (which they were last year) is a lot easier then teaching half court sets (which they are trying this year).

Although, I have feeling Brand has forgotten how to play basketball after being hurt for so long.

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» Sat Dec 13, 2008 8:30 pm
Mo Cheeks loses his job and yet Nelson has total job security...go figure...
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» Sun Dec 14, 2008 4:12 am
Definately harsh firing Cheeks so early, he didn't have much of a chance
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» Sun Dec 14, 2008 4:23 am
I never liked Cheeks as a HC. Looks to me like assistant material. His job on the Blazers wasn't that great, and has the rep of not being a good X's and O's guy, more like a motivator than anything.

Nothing wrong with that, but I think a contender needs to have a different kind of coach, somebody that can make them play a step above of their talent level, something Cheeks wasn't doing.
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» Sun Dec 14, 2008 4:35 am
NELSON NEXT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :evil: :banghead: [-o<
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» Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:33 am
fine wrote:Although, I have feeling Brand has forgotten how to play basketball after being hurt for so long.


Phily thought they were getting their answer to their inside scoring problems with Brand. What they ended up getting is a guy who only takes 15 foot jumpers. Brand's unwillingness to be an interior player has really hurt this club.

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