I have to admit, I find this thread weird -- the OP posed a logical question about something that I think a lot of people question these days: whether it's right to "save" a guy in foul trouble for the end of the game. He got attacked, and responded calmly and reasonably.
What's more, he's not asking you to agree that players should not be "saved" -- he's asking whether it should be reasonable that a coach be given the OPTION of *not* having his players pulled when they get 2 fouls in the first half. Honestly, the volume of anger on this thread in response to this strikes me as weird.
That said, I completely agree -- having watched helplessly in many a game as my star player sits for 14 straight minutes, only to finish the game with 3 fouls, I too wish I had the option of saying, "David Hansleman, despite your 2 quick fouls 3:17 into the game, I trust you'll stay within your average of 1.7 fouls for the next 37 minutes: stay on the court and let's hope this works out." Maybe the OP and I will be the only ones to hit this button every time. Maybe everyone will yell at us.
But all the anger regarding the perfectly benign assertion that coaches should be allowed the choice of making this decision is weird.