If this keeps much longer … KSB [much appreciated, JE Skeets!] is going to be listed as a Detroit Pistons’ mouth-piece.
Not to fear, however … as this correspondent has always had a predilection for anyone, and anything, linked with Making A Commitment To Excellence.
Courtesy of nbaroundtable …
Curry going back to basics
“No matter what the rules are, the game of basketball goes to the most aggressive teams and players,” Curry said. “We want to be the team that’s always on the attack, both defensively and offensively.”
• Pay attention to detail.
• Daily conditioning and player development sessions.
• Increase the intensity and consistency at the defensive end.
• Increase scoring in the paint.
• Establish clearly defined roles. Curry expects to play 10 or 11 players on a regular basis.
Click the link and read the whole thing.
Close your eyes and listen intently.
Do these words and simple concepts harken back to a different place?
A different time?
A different hairdo?
Say, perhaps, the 1982-1983 season … when a certain young relatively inexperienced assistant coach was promoted internally to the head man’s chair, for a team – and a GM who was himself a HOF immortal – that had recently captured an NBA Title but was also in need of re-direction, at that time, with a fascinating combination of wily vets, established All-Stars, and a certain ‘New Kid On The Block‘ [an athletic 21 year old, 6-9, 225, PF], who was ready-to-rock-and-roll into Prime Time.
Could it possibly be … delectable symmetry?
… in the same season featuring the ‘Re-birth of SHOWTIME, in LA‘.
The most important sentence in the whole article?
“[Rasheed] Wallace, who has been at the practice facility most of the summer, has complied.”
First-class stuff, all around, from the new Sheriff … in [Mo]Town.
Showtime in the Motor City.
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