Lowtech801 wrote:I thought those interviews are pre-recorded and can excuse carlisle of not knowing exactly who's in and who's out at that time. During the regular season you don't game plan around other teams anyways. There's not enough practice time to do that.DJ_3_Ball wrote:Listening to Carlisle being interviewed by Chuck Cooperstein before the Celtics game and the Lakers game, I found the following 2 comments odd. Before the Celtics game, Carlisle was talking about Irving being out and when Cooperstein said Morris was out, Carlisle said "Oh is that right? I didn't realize he was out too." Then before the Lakers game he talked about LeBron being out and then said "I don't know who else is out for the Lakers yet, I haven't looked..." Later Cooperstein would go on to list the remaining Lakers who were out.
I find it really odd that he doesn't know who is out for the opposing team. You would think that would effect strategy and starting lus/substitution patterns, etc. It lends more credence to the idea that Carlisle doesn't care who's playing for the other team or what's going on in the game, he's going to play group A of 5 players til this time and then group B of another 5 players til that time and work very robotic-ally.
I honestly don't think I've ever heard another coach when doing an interview and talking about an injured opponent say "Oh really? I didn't realize they were out." It seems like that's your job to know.
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I'm not sure when they're recorded, but whatever time they're recorded Chuck Cooperstein knew which players were out for the other team, so the information is available. You'd think the opposing coach would be up-to-speed before he starts taking interview questions for the team's radio broadcast. I mean, it just sounds bad.
For the Lakers, his response was "I know LeBron's out. I don't know who else is." Especially with the Lakers having so many different players that see the court and the half of the roster young, half vets dynamic. It sure seems like it would matter to know who was eligible to play. Also, seems like maybe when the Lakers handed the Mavs their ass that night, then it makes it sound much worse that the coach didn't know who was out for the other team before tip.
Maybe that's an inaccurate narrative, but it sure fits with the cookie cutter substitution patterns we've seen from Carlisle. Maybe he's gotten tired of coaching & doesn't have the same drive he once did, but he doesn't want to turn down the money. I don't know.
I just know I've never heard a coach admit they don't know who's injured for the opposing team 2 times within 3 nights of each other before.