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by IwoCPO on 01/29/07 at 05:21 PM ET
Ansar Khan, Wings beat writer for Mlive addresses Strickland in an email I received…
It’s crap. I’m going to address it a little in my blog. But I’ll just say this: Sure, Babcock’s not the loveable sort, but isn’t that why they hired him? They didn’t want another players’ coach like Dave Lewis, they wanted someone to kick these guys in the pants after two playoff flops.
I can tell you this: The front office is very happy with the way the team has played this season. They really thought they’d be struggling to make the playoffs and they feel they’ve overachieved, that Babcock has gotten the most out of them. Are there issues? Of course. The bottom line, as Babcock is fond of saying, will be how the team fares in theplayoffs.
If they get bounced early, he’s likely gone. If they win two rounds, he’ll stay. It’s as simple as that. It doesn’t matter what the players think of him; all that counts is how the team performs.
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