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A Few Quick Things

First true post to the new site, I wish there was something more exciting to talk about.

As I'm sure you've already seen, the NBA Board of Governors voted in favor of a proposal to change the playoff seeding system. Had the new system been in place this season the Mavs would have played the Spurs in the Western Conference Finals instead of the second round.  That would have been nice since they were both 60 win teams and it was one of the greatest series of all time.  This new system, while an improvement, is actually frustrating to me.  The NBA should have done it right the first time instead of waiting for the system to fail then coming up with a solution.  What's even more frustrating is that the NBA new it would come to this.  Jerry Colangelo, former chairman of the Board of Governors, acknowledged that this problem had been brought up in the past but said that "the Dallas-San Antonio situation kind of brought it to a head."  So they knew there was a problem and waited anyway.  People get fired for that stuff in most jobs.  Oh well, the Mavs won anyway.

They also decided to expand the playoff rosters from 13 to the regular season number of 15.  That's not a very exciting topic, so I'll just leave it at that.

Locally, both Jonathan Tjarks and Dwain Price have articles focusing on the NBA Finals experience of Devean George.  George, who was introduced to the press as a Mav yesterday, has appeared in four Finals and won three.  That's three more rings than any other player on the team.