Bill Laimbeer contacted by Pistons

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  1. TaS

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    From everything I've heard, I would say that Bill Laimbeer will not be hired.
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    Yep. And it's not lack of coaching ability that did him in...it's all the sarcastic posts to this forum. I guess they questioned his maturity.
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    I think Laimbeer is a good coach desicion,becouse we saw he did a great job coaching Shock.I know a lot of people are hoping for a better coach,but today every good or great choach has a job.
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    "...you're one of the best field commanders I've got but you don't know when to shut up. Bill, you're a pain in the neck..."

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    I love Beer but I think I would prefer a coach with experience in this league, (Collins, Avery, JVG, Mitchell).
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    Avery Johnson and Doug Collins were contacted too
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    We know about Collins. We have some knowledge about Avery. What Laimbeer would be like is an unknown at this point. But I still wonder who has the biggest upside? I know that higher risk also comes with the upside most of the time.
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    Just because I know how to interview for a women's coaching job doesn't mean that it would translate to a successful interview for a men's coaching job.
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    Collins, definitely not.
    AJ, maybe but you have to wonder about his flameout
    BL, no experience as a head coach in the NBA, but between these three, I like him the best; clearly has Pistons' DNA and would want to restore some measure of discipline. He'd get in these guys' faces. Avery might, too. But Avery is a little point guard. Laimbeer has a presence.

    Collins would be a huge mistake.
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    I kind of think along the same line. I would disagree that Collins would be a mistake. He'd be an upgrade over Curry and can be a short-term stop gap to possibly get Laimbs some experience as an assistant or to fill in until someone else becomes available.
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    Just a passing thought.

    There's a lot of buzz in coaching circles when you start talking about all the head coaches, possible vacancies and assistant coaching positions.

    Could be Dumars is simply doing his old buddy a favor by giving him some public respect. As Joe is in a touchy spot having just let a rookie coach go and having just had Laimbeer quit his Shock gig to presumably find a NBA position.

    Putting Bill in the mix would indicate he isn't showing dis-respect. In fact he's giving him an interview which is more than he's likely to do for a half a dozen or more guys that have head coaching experience and are floating around out there.

    It's a situation where being publicly considered is the next best thing to being hired. It's sure closer than guys like P.J. Carlesimo, Eddie Jordan, Tom Thibodeau or Bernie Bickerstaff are likely to get (though Bickerstaff has credentials in developing young players).

    It could be considered a professional courtesy.

    I do think it's conceivable that Laimbeer would make a good big mans coaching assistant. But maybe not in Detroit as whoever he works for might feel the breath of the grim reaper over his right shoulder.

    Anyway just my nickels worth....
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    It was the last time the Pistons interviewed him back in 01. But who knows - kind of slim choices out there. I am not that thrilled with any of them.

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