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Tuesday, January 17, 2006
A candid coach! Way to go, Mo. Maurice Cheeks said it straight after yesterday's 104-76 loss to Washington: "I thought the way we got beat was kind of ridiculous. ... After halftime, there was no effort. It's not just rebounding. It's just no effort. It makes me angry." Such honesty is rare from coaches these days, who fear they'll offend their excessively paid, pampered athletes. (Exhibit A: Andy "I Take Responsibility for That" Reid.) It may not change the fortunes of a mediocre team on the court or at the gate, but at least it's refreshing. Game story.