I saw someone at some suggest this at ESPN. Stick all the teams that didn't make "The Big Dance" and put them in a tourney. Someone at another board actually set the brackets up. Of course, since there's only 14 teams, the #1 seeds would automatically gets byes so...
EAST 1. Cleveland/New Jersey v. 8. (BYE) 4. New York v. 5. Milwaukee 3. Toronto v. 6. Charlotte 2. Orlando v. 7. Atlanta
WEST 1. Minnesota v. 8. (BYE) 4. Golden State v. 5. Utah 3. L.A. Lakers v. 6. Portland 2. L.A. Clippers v. 7. New Orleans
They say that now, but the enduring marathon I like to call the NBA playoffs will change the tunes pretty quick. I'm building up my energy, because I'll know I need it to make it through all 4 rounds of the Playoffs.
You know, I don't want to cause any controversy by saying so, but with each passing year the Maloofs look less and less like super geniuses. I hope Westphal is at least the kind of coach that can work WITH Petrie and not AGAINST him.