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Saunders might feel heat after playoff exit

Updated: June 3, 2006, 12:30 AM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- Detroit Pistons coach Flip Saunders was bothered by starting the season in Larry Brown's shadow.

Comparisons to the Hall of Famer won't get any easier this summer for Saunders.

Fair or not, Detroit's first-year coach will be blamed by some because the Pistons fell short of the NBA Finals -- where Brown led them each of the previous two seasons.

"People pretty much have already done that, so it doesn't matter to me," Saunders told The Associated Press just ...

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