"but the big coaching error was Dixon not taking his players off of the lane with 2 FT's and especially with the game tied and one FT."
Great observation. I wonder how many other coaches would have made this same technical error?
Of course at the same time, what coach is capable of seeing the future and anticipating that one of your own players would commit an unthinkable and pointless hard foul with 1.whatever seconds to go....how do you coach for stupid?
And if he hits the 2nd FT...we're not having this conversation at all.