I think the credit for that approach goes to Chuck Daly. Riley and others took it and ran with it but Daly is the Coach who showed everyone how effective it can be in the modern game. I always thought that was the worst thing to happen to the NBA until Vlade and other international players taught the league how to flop.The "they can't call a foul on every play" strategy, popularized by Riley/Van Gundy, etc. By acquiring a guy like Jae, we finally tapped into the dark arts. I hate that style of basketball, but unfortunately it works.