5551Re: DeanO in the P-I
- Jan 4, 2005
>>>this could shape up to bethe best Sonics season since 1978
Woooooooooaahhhhh -- didn't they win 64 games with Glove and Rainman?
--- In APBR_analysis@yahoogroups.com, "Michael Tamada" <tamada@o...>
> -----Original Message-----how
> From: Dean Oliver [mailto:deano@r...]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2005 10:51 AM
> >beliefs, is valuable. Giving them tools to improve the players or
> >to use the players (two different things) -- that's more valuablethan
> >overall ratings and that can come from some of what Roland has.the
> One great thing about the Sonics and Suns is that they've continued
> trail set by the Kings and Mavericks, showing that one can have anteam.
> up-tempo, offensively oriented team which is nonetheless a good
> (Championship team? That's another matter).talent
> And the Sonics, if one believes that their roster is not filled with
> a particularly scary amount of talent, have continued the examples
> shown by the Pistons, Argentinian Olympic team, etc. in which team
> play and team effort overcame the seemingly superior individual
> level of teams such as the Lakers and USA Olympic team.anything
> Up-tempo, team-oriented basketball. What a concept.
> >get canned often. Success is winning a bit in the playoffs. So we
> >have a lot left to accomplish -- well beyond any regular season win
> >total -- to consider this season a success.
> As I've mentioned on a Sonics email list, this could shape up to be
> the best Sonics season since 1978 -- although the Sonics will at
> a minimum have to make it to the Finals to match that incredible
> Cinderella season. But I think even non-Sonics fans have to
> appreciate what the Sonics and Suns have accomplished so far this
> season. DeanO's right that they really haven't accomplished
> yet, the season's only 1/3 over so it's too early to be handing out
> awards, but what a 1/3 of a season it's been. Some positives have
> been going on, to balance out the Pacer-Piston slugfest.
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