[Ads-l] QOTY candidate, from Steve Kerr

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Jun 13 12:34:33 UTC 2015


> On Jun 13, 2015, at 7:49 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> But an even more famous coach observed long ago that "Winning isn't
> everything...."
> 
> QOTC?
> 
> JL

Well, of the last century maybe--and the famous coach wasn't the famous coach (almost) everyone thinks (viz. Vince Lombardi) but a less famouser one.

LH
> 
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> On Fri, Jun 12, 2015 at 9:51 PM, Geoffrey Nunberg <
> nunberg at ischool.berkeley.edu> wrote:
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>> Subject:      Re: QOTY candidate, from Steve Kerr
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>> Local sports talk radio was having a lot of fun with this, not =
>> surprisingly. My view is that he should simply have told the truth about =
>> starting Iguodala in place of Bogut and pledged the press to secrecy.
>> Geoff
>>> (coach of the Golden State Warriors, explaining that yes, he lied in =
>> telling the press before the crucial Game 4 that he wasn't planning any =
>> lineup changes)
>>> =20
>>> "Sorry, but I don't think they hand you the trophy based on morality," =
>> Kerr said. "They give it to you if you win. So sorry about that."
>>> =20
>>> cf. e.g.=20
>>> =
>> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__espn.go.com_nba_playoffs_2015_story_-5F_id_13063006_2015-2Dnba-2Dfinals-2Dg-3D&d=AwIBaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=dFWdZlTwKghfG0n-C0nQa_c3Fr8BygGF3IuPwwDX40I&s=sCwxTlRxgaCksLFYZ4fUPcAkEnkG0U6hLiz_WjFGlG8&e= 
>> olden-state-warriors-coach-admits-lying-plans-game-4-starting-lineup =
>> <
>> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__espn.go.com_nba_playoffs_2015_story_-5F_id_13063006_2015-2Dnba-2Dfinals-2D-3D&d=AwIBaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=dFWdZlTwKghfG0n-C0nQa_c3Fr8BygGF3IuPwwDX40I&s=P25bsYLQcehUOjJynPvRIZPwFCWc8ha2NlrrjKGi-Sg&e= 
>> golden-state-warriors-coach-admits-lying-plans-game-4-starting-lineup>
>>> =
>> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__abc7chicago.com_sports_steve-2Dkerr-2Dadmits-2Dto-2Dlying-2Dbefore-2Dgame-2D4-2Dabo-3D&d=AwIBaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=dFWdZlTwKghfG0n-C0nQa_c3Fr8BygGF3IuPwwDX40I&s=TZ45PGA0m_4cdF3XS4y48SDmUk8eojoKPwoNzDP6FvA&e= 
>> ut-starting-andrew-bogut/779707/ =
>> <
>> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__abc7chicago.com_sports_steve-2Dkerr-2Dadmits-2Dto-2Dlying-2Dbefore-2Dgame-2D4-2Dab-3D&d=AwIBaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=dFWdZlTwKghfG0n-C0nQa_c3Fr8BygGF3IuPwwDX40I&s=ZrILQIi8GrLWhpiu3xBzuJfUFhijcazqqFG9H2RFPXU&e= 
>> out-starting-andrew-bogut/779707/>
>>> =20
>>> (You'll note that he didn't really seem all that sorry.)
>>> =20
>>> LH
>> 
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