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Alright, if you remember I had a pretty successful offseason when I got KG and Wally Szczerbiak.  Now last year I made the playoffs and I was hoping to repeat this year.  I started off the season winning 8 out of my first 10 and going 8-2.  Then things got a little more tricky and Devin Harris went into a slump.  After 20 games I was 13-7, still pretty good.  So far this season my first round pick Yoruba was playing pretty well and fighting with Szczerbiak for the starting job at SF. Yoruba was averaging 8.7 PPG, 5.3 RPG, and 2.5 APG.  Szczerbiak was getting 10.3 PPG, 3.8 RPG, and 3.2 APG.  Then I went on a 7-1 streak to get to 20-7.  I was second in my division to the Nets who were 22-6.  At the all-star break I was 28-13 and now first in my division by 2.5 games.  KG was elected to the dunk contest and Harris to the 3-Pt Shootout.  KG lost the dunk contest but Harris won the shootout.  I didn't have any all-stars but Yoruba was elected to the rookie-sophomore game.  By the way, Yoruba, I had decided had won the starting job.  The next few weeks after the break were so-so for me and I went 10-8 over that stretch putting me at 38-21.  I needed to win about 8 more games to clinch a playoff spot.  But then the horrible happened.  KG went down with a broken foot injury that ended his season.  I decided to move Yoruba to PF and just have him play undersized.  At the end of the season I was 49-33 and the 2 seed in the East behind the Pistons.

In the first round of the playoffs I won the series against the Heat 4-2.  In round 2 I beat the 3 seeded Wizards 4-3.  In the conference finals I started off by winning the first 2 games against the 4 seed Cavs who had caused an upset against the Pistons in round 2.  However from there the Cavs went on to win the next 4 games and win the series.  From there they beat Dallas in the finals 4-1.  Still, overall I think I did pretty well in my second season as coach.

 

Time to making finals: 3 seasons
Time to winning finals: 5 seasons

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