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Playing For Paul Maurice

from Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province,

His teams have been up and down but there’s one thing that’s never changed with this man. His reputation among those who’ve played for him is nothing short of magical. There are guys on his team who have so much respect for him they claim privately that they’d almost take a bullet for him, and even the guys he says he’s handled poorly over the years don’t complain.

How does a coach who’s had teams that are up and down like the sun in Phoenix from year to year maintain such a reputation with his players while others with better personnel and much more success aren’t thought of in nearly such a good light? Two reasons according to Maurice.

“My wife says I talk about everything in two parts,” says the 43-year-old, who was the youngest active coach in the league when he started at 28 back in 1995.

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