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Post Subject: Danny Ainge: Clippers Should Win 65 Games Post ID: 406518by uncool » Oct 04, 2013 - 03:25 PM PST
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During an interview with Sports Illustrated (SI), Celtics' President of Basketball Operations, Danny Ainge, said that he believes the Clippers will win 65 games this season.

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"Listen, Doc did a great job for us and I'll always be grateful for what he's done," said Ainge. "But because we struggled in the first few years of Doc's tenure -- struggled mightily -- I think people sort of get it, and understand that it's not always the coach. Now Doc's going to a team that's going to win 65 games. They won [56] games last year with injuries; Chris Paul missed [12] games. They won 17 in a row, and [now] their team is better. It's upgraded significantly, in my opinion.



                
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Post Subject: RE: Danny Ainge: Clippers Should Win 65 Games Post ID: 406521by hoopfanjd31 » Oct 04, 2013 - 04:56 PM PST
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^^^ Wonder if that's Ainge trying to put extra pressure on Doc or if he really believes that. I'd settle for 60 wins.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Danny Ainge: Clippers Should Win 65 Games Post ID: 406523by CP3Heliflopter » Oct 04, 2013 - 05:06 PM PST
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65 wins with an improved league from last season? Highly doubtful. 60 should be our goal. I think we can get 1st seed in the West.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Danny Ainge: Clippers Should Win 65 Games Post ID: 406528by Clippers_FTW » Oct 04, 2013 - 05:28 PM PST
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Its been in my sig for like a year now

                
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Post Subject: RE: Danny Ainge: Clippers Should Win 65 Games Post ID: 406530by cleepers » Oct 04, 2013 - 05:31 PM PST
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^ So you're Danny Ainge???

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Post Subject: RE: Danny Ainge: Clippers Should Win 65 Games Post ID: 406537by jarca » Oct 04, 2013 - 09:13 PM PST
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He's doing his version of Phil Jackson when he wants someone to fail by setting the the too high or even unrealistic

                
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Post Subject: RE: Danny Ainge: Clippers Should Win 65 Games Post ID: 406546by ClippersDA » Oct 05, 2013 - 01:03 AM PST
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I'd settle for 45 wins if we made it to the conference finals

                
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Post Subject: RE: Danny Ainge: Clippers Should Win 65 Games Post ID: 406566by TheThinkingSomething » Oct 05, 2013 - 05:59 PM PST
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He isn't trying to "set Doc up,' in my opinion, he is trying to add a caveat in the case that Doc does find success here during the regular season. Ainge is pointing out that Doc didn't do much when the C's had a so-so team, but did well with a great team. This would take the responsibility of Clippers' success from the coaching and place it on the team and player upgrades we had this season.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Danny Ainge: Clippers Should Win 65 Games Post ID: 406568by namzug » Oct 05, 2013 - 06:52 PM PST
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Good find @uncool, I think Ainge probably would want both teams to do good. I don't think there are bad wishes by either of them. Different points for each team and both teams got what they wanted; not to say that either team wouldn't of wanted more.

When dealing with the Celtics or the Flakers I think it is difficult to not get the bad end of the stick, and I think that was a pretty even deal.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Danny Ainge: Clippers Should Win 65 Games Post ID: 406571by clips15deep » Oct 05, 2013 - 07:33 PM PST
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I don't see us getting to 65.

                
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Post ID: 406575by Agent0 » Oct 05, 2013 - 11:05 PM PST
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True, just that 45 unless significant injuries happened would mean we aren't so good.

65 is quite a bit, don't see that happening

                
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Post ID: 406584by DeadPoet » Oct 06, 2013 - 06:09 AM PST
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We're not the only improving team in the west. I think 60 wins could be realistic maybe with place2 or 3 in the west.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Danny Ainge: Clippers Should Win 65 Games Post ID: 406597by wessleejr » Oct 06, 2013 - 04:41 PM PST
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60 is fine but Danny A should just concentrate on how many celtics can win.

                
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Post ID: 406606by CP3Heliflopter » Oct 06, 2013 - 07:50 PM PST
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Or on how much they can lose. They are definitely looking to tank. The 2014 draft is very nice.

                
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