LOS ANGELES – The Clippers are taking the whole human next thing to the extreme.
Aside from the fact that they have their best players – Kawhi Leonard and Paul George – among the injured, and they’ve got eight players, a head coach and now a couple of assistant coaches. Trainers engaged with COVID-19 health and recent safety protocols too, on Saturday the team’s assistant general manager, Mark Hughes, was called on improv duty for the final two minutes. in the Clippers’ upset win in Brooklyn.
What Happened: A TV in Toronto turned off at the worst possible moment.
Clippers head coach Tyronn Lue – who remains in Canada, where he joined the protocols shortly before his team’s loss to the Raptors on Friday – has seen his team languish against head to the Nets being popular and almost full power when he loses to feed. With two minutes to play.
So Lue turned to Hughes, who delivered him a blow after the Clippers’ finish, since the score was still tied at 112-112. James Harden missed the free throw, Justise Winslow took a throw-in and Terance Mann launched a 3-pointer dagger from the corner before the match turned into a free-kick from which the Clippers won, 120 -116.
Power coach Brian Shaw – next on the sidelines – found a message waiting for him from Lue when he had a chance to check his phone.
“What was his reaction the night before, let me see if I can quote it: “That’s right! “Shaw said ahead of the game against Minnesota on Monday, his third game at the helm on the Clippers’ bench. “That’s what I get when I use my phone after the game is over, that’s what he said. He was very happy. Obviously pumped up.
“He had to play every single game from Mark Hughes in the last two minutes of the game, so I think that’s pretty funny, that he has to watch the most important part of the game that way – or not watch it. it, I should say.”
Shaw also said Lue is feeling well, although the 44-year-old coach is confused about missing games, not just the final two minutes of Saturday’s thriller.
“We’ve been in contact, he’s frustrated, he wants to be here and he wants to be a coach,” Shaw said, while repeating, “I’m just trying to be an extension of what he’s worked on up to this point and continues us on that path. ”
Because with all the unpredictability of this season, the one-match cliché – and Lue’s mantra of eating a quarter at a time – is getting you to work out.
“We’re not likely to look ahead or expect anything to happen beyond this game, this time period for an hour or so,” Shaw said, noting the depth of the game. The coaching staff are also being checked, with assistants Dan Craig (knee surgery), Brendan O’Connor (protocol) and Jeremy Castleberry (protocol) all out.
“We don’t know who will be present, the positions we will fire, the coaches we will become (without). We also had to contend for the coaching staff, as Dan Craig was our defensive coordinator and Brendan O’ Connor was also defensive coordinator alongside him and both are gone. Jeremy Castleberry is out. So the next guy, Dahntay Jones – he’s going to take care of the defense tonight… we also had to scramble for personnel.
“So like I said, we can’t afford to look ahead. We just have to fight with what we have right now. ”
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