April 17, 2014
UCF Athletics Social Media Directory
By Dan Forcella
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) – UCF Men’s Basketball Director of Program Development Brendan Suhr will appear in tonight’s 30 For 30 documentary “Bad Boys” on ESPN. The program will air at 8:00 p.m. and Suhr will be live-tweeting the event from @BrendanSuhr.
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Suhr spent over 25 years as a coach and executive in the NBA, including a stretch as an assistant coach for Chuck Daly with the Detroit Pistons. While with the Pistons, the “Bad Boys” won back-to-back NBA Championships in 1989 and 1990.
“I saw the trailer when I was in Detroit two weeks ago. It’s going to be really good,” Suhr said of the documentary. “This was a historic team. It was a team that came within one call of a three-peat. It was the start of a dynasty for a team that was a ‘team.’ It wasn’t built on one superstar or two superstars, it was built on eight or 10 players that were really good.
“They did it with a style of play that was incredibly physical,” Suhr went on to say. “They really made defense their cornerstone. It was an incredible group of unique individuals, so I think you’ll see in the film how other NBA players felt about playing the Bad Boys, how hard it was to win against them, and how physical it was. They were mentally the strongest team I’ve ever been around.”
Suhr, who also played against the Pistons while an assistant coach for the Atlanta Hawks earlier in his career, will have plenty of insight from both coaching the Bad Boys and coaching against them.
“It will be nice to give fans some insight on what was going on in some of the situations in the film,” Suhr said of Thursday night’s live-tweet.