“I’m expecting to win tonight. If we lose, we go home, and I’m not ready to go home yet.” – Mike Woodson
Tommy DeeIf you expect to win then coach the game as if you expect to win. Rely on your horses to take on the battle of winning their match ups defensively and run some sets that lead to open looks. You know what the Pacers ware going to do. They make absolutely no bones about the fact that they are going to beat you up and make you pay if you leave shooters open and they are going to attack JR at every possible moment in pick and roll.
This is the night for the pride speech and the one that needs to unify the locker room.
Coach to win and expect a winning result.