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'Turnaround' coach still seeks first NBA title

Updated: June 3, 2004, 6:51 PM ET
Associated Press

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Larry Brown's "play the right way" mantra seems to be in conflict with the Hack-a-Shaq strategy used against Shaquille O'Neal.

"I've never done that, but if the guy is going to shoot a layup and he's a 50 percent free throw shooter, maybe you foul him," the Detroit Pistons coach said Thursday. "That's not bad basketball.

"That's not Hack-a-Shaq. That's hack anybody who's not a good free-throw shooter."

Brown knows there's a big difference between ...

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