Stotts undecided about measuring Detroit's baskets
After a third closed door meeting with General Manager Larry Harris and the entire Bucks coaching staff, Bucks Head Coach Terry Stotts emerged still undecided whether to measure the baskets at the Palace at Auburn Hills or not. Many think the move will not add that extra bit of confidence that Stotts believes it will, mostly because the team has already played two games on the very same court this season. Stotts remains adamant in his fluctuating support for the idea. He insists he's seen it work for some team in the past, and he believes it will work in this instance for his Bucks.
In other news, the Bucks are still undecided whether they will utilize a new play known as "The Picket Fence" which Stotts installed yesterday. Critics of the play maintain that it has not worked in any organized basketball game in nearly 50 years. Stotts acknowledged that but defended the play insisting he added a new wrinkle to it that the Pistons won't be ready for. Sources close to the team have confirmed that in Stotts new version of the play the paint will be allowed to dry.
Finally, the team believes FG Jiri Welsch finally ended his career long shooting slump yesterday when, at Coach Stotts' insistence, he legally changed his name to "Jimmy Chitwood". The scheme seems to have paid off already: Chitwood reportedly made two consecutive shots during the Bucks shootaround and an unprecedented third make in a row for Chitwood just rimmed out.