Flip Saunders, Staff Challenging Each Other
The NBA lockout has already resulted in the elimination of summer league, the postponement of training camps and the cancellation of the preseason and the first two weeks of the regular season. With team employees prohibited from contacting players, (Flip) Saunders has had to adjust his usual preparation. But he still met regularly with members of his staff in Washington and Minnesota, devising a game plan for the upcoming season.
“Coaches are challenging each other, them challenging me and me challenging them, how we’re doing things, what can we do to be better? I think that’s been a real positive,” Saunders said. “Everything was handled the same as always. Going through and watching every one of our games, our staff went through and broke them down in a more extensive way. Just doing what normally we had been doing, but having a bit more free time.”