For the second time in two days (the other being Jackson Baker's blog on the matter yesterday) the Flyer, which is held out a progressive voice in this community, has felt the need to mention Mr. Lipscomb's sexual orientation as though it has anything to do with the crimes he is accused of. Would the Flyer have noted his orientation if Lipscomb had been accussed of abusing under age girls? How exactly has he "benefited" from people not caring if he is gay? Are you implying that people should have suspected something like this was gong on because he is gay? It sure seems like it. I am no way supporting Mr. Lipscomb, but I expect better from the Flyer.
@OakTree I guess the question is why would you think a neighborhood would turn to Hickory Hill if it's been doing quite well with a vacant brewery in the middle of it of 33 years. I am all for saving the building, but I don't think tearing it down would destroy the South Main neighborhood.
Great work, Kevin. I support trying to reach a deal for an extension. He says he'll sign for less, let's see if that is true. Small market teams need guys that play for below market value. If he's willing to do that, I don't see how we can turn it down. If not, well then there will be tough choices ahead.
Wouldn't Matt Barnes start over Prince? Shouldn't he?
When Herrington leaves town, news breaks. Count on it.
People that pay attention to this team thought this was a likely outcome since January. Many people think Joerger will be a star. We shall see. To those who think this was done just to save money, if we buy a first round pick as is rumored; will that change your mind?
I'm pretty sure a team with Marc Gasol and Mike Conley would be .500 no matter who the coach is.
I love George Karl. He is my favorite NBA coach. Having said that, it seems he has many of the same issues Lionel has as far as playing young guys and listening to mgmt. I don't think Zach fits well with a George Karl style. I have to agree with Iggy, George Karl coaches to his talent. For example, his teams in Seattle were amazing on defense. They got after folks. Hell, Denver was 11th in defensive efficiency. That is not terrible. He does seem to put an emphasis on pace. I'm not sure a lineup featuring ZBo and Marc can/should play at a fast pace. That would be my main concern. Now, if the FO wants to get rid of Zach anyway, I think Davis and even DA would fit in just fine.
Great work, Chris.
The worst argument I hear is "We made the Western Conference Finals." As though luck had nothing to do with that. We actually were the 5 instead of the 4 this year. We were basically the same team, minus Rudy plus healthier ZBo, and had basically the same results with better luck. We shouldn't count on luck as part of the process.
I am against any two year deal. We either need to poop or get off the pot as they say. There needs to be changes. He needs to be on board or we need someone else.
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