How fun would the 1990-1993 playoffs have been if Red didn't mess 1989 up so badly?

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    Re: How fun would the 1990-1993 playoffs have been if Red didn't mess 1989 up so badly?

    Yeah, you could have done better than Red. I hope you seriously aren't that delusional.

     
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    Re: How fun would the 1990-1993 playoffs have been if Red didn't mess 1989 up so badly?

    some good points here- but was bird the type of player who could be dialed down to 28 minutes a night for his own good?  would he have been happy doing that?  could you see bird doing the popovich thing- "DNP- Old"?

     
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    Re: How fun would the 1990-1993 playoffs have been if Red didn't mess 1989 up so badly?

    In response to rameakap's comment:.

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    Delusional?

    Did you see what Red did???

    An entire front office of other decision makers wanted to make the McHale trade and draft Hardaway and Red used his 1960's Celtics are a family and the best players retire as Celtics philosophy to overrule the decision to trade McHale and instead traded Ainge.

    Danny Ainge told Red to make the McHale trade and Kevin as well all know was his best friend on the team.

    Then someone whispered in the ear of a 72 year old Red that 'Michael Smith could be a steal and another Bird' and Red, looking to recapture old glory and outsmart people like he once did, took the 24 year old BUST over Tim Hardaway who EVERYONE ELSE in the front office wanted.

    He than puffed out his chest and offered Brian Shaw the exact same 150k deal he made as a rookie after Shaw won a starting job. Brian laughed at the outdated bullying tactic and took 1 million over in Italy. Shaw said doubling his salary to 300k would have kept him in the states.

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    someone whispering in Reds ear that Smith was the next Bird had nothing to do with drafting him. Red and others stated on the record years later they drafted Michael Smith from BYU becasue he was a "safe" pick after the Len Bias tragedy. And by safe I mean no drugs, alcohol, or trouble from Smith, not that he could play. I remeber Bulpett writing in training camp that year that he asked Red how the rook (Smith) was doing and Red said "he is a dog." They knew right away they made a mistake taking Smith but it was an overreaction to Bias. 

     
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    Re: How fun would the 1990-1993 playoffs have been if Red didn't mess 1989 up so badly?

    In response to Fiercy's comment:

    Don't trust anybody who thinks he's smarter than Red Auerbach.

    It's called mental defect.

    HAHAHA



    Red's dead, fungus.

    2006... heart attack... at 89.

    So how smart does that make you?

    Pud

     
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    Re: How fun would the 1990-1993 playoffs have been if Red didn't mess 1989 up so badly?

    Yeah, it seems that Red--with all due respect--was slippin' by the late 80's and early 90's.

     

    But no one compiled the record he did.  The mistakes he made in his entire career would have constituted a pretty good year for most coach/GM's.

     
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