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Old 05-12-2007, 12:03 PM   #34
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Default Re: I'm tired of this "Nellie made Dirk" stuff.

Originally Posted by TMacsOneGoodEye
Pretty much sums it up.

Nellie used Dirk as a gimmick. Avery used Dirk as a franchise player.

Unfortunately, Dirk turns into a pumpkin as soon as the clock strikes post-season. How is that Avery's fault? He made everyone take the Mavs seriously.

I agree. Avery has a more sound and structured system than Nellie had, and as a result, people take the Mavericks much more seriously than in the past. I'd go as far as saying that Avery utilized Dirk's skills much better than Nellie did.
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