Curry returning

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    Dumars: Pistons bringing back coach Michael Curry - NBA - Yahoo! Sports

    Dumars: Pistons bringing back coach Michael Curry
    By LARRY LAGE, AP Sports Writer
    7 minutes ago

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP)—Michael Curry is coming back as the Detroit Pistons’ coach.

    Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars held a news conference Wednesday to wrap up a miserable season and he ended any doubt about his plans on the bench by confirming Curry would return.

    “It was an up-and-down season for him,” Dumars said. “And, an up-and down-season for us.”

    Curry was 39-43 in his first year as a head coach and his second season in the coaching profession.

    A Pistons team that opened the season with high hopes couldn’t recover from the loss of All-Star point guard Chauncey Billups in a November trade to Denver for Allen Iverson. Iverson’s past-his-prime game and pride proved to be a bad fit in Detroit.

    The Pistons plummeted to the last spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs and were swept in four lopsided games by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

    Dumars, though, did not blame Curry for Detroit’s demise.

    “The fact that we made so many changes for a first-year coach, I had to step back and be a little more patient than I have been,” Dumars said. “During the season I said to myself, ‘What affect is this having on him as a first-year coach.’ I tried to put myself in his shoes.”

    Dumars fired coach Flip Saunders last year after he led the team to the Eastern Conference finals in each of his three seasons.

    The Pistons parted ways with Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown in 2005 after he helped them win a title and almost repeat in his two years with them.

    Rick Carlisle was fired after two years with the Pistons following an Eastern Conference finals appearance in his second season and NBA Coach of the Year honors in his first.
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    Ruin my day.
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    Re: Guess who's back?

    I guess Joe isn't holding MC accountable for this seasons mess.

    On a postive note there will be more room at the Palace for Cavs fans now.
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    Bender, I don't know what your first post was like, but your 2nd one is about as F'd up as it could be. :yellowprison: Damn!
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    Tom Wilson announced on Monday that the Pistons will now wear their road uniforms when they play Cleveland at the Palace.
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    In Bender's first post, he told Rasheed that it was time to take a hike.
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    :pound:

    I don't know whether to laugh or cry.
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    Go Shock!
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    Joe should fire Mike, then put on his shoes, and fire himself.

    This is the most gutless nonsense I have ever heard.

    He tried to put himself in Mike's shoes? He tried to imagine he was a clueless coach, who can't string together two intelligent sentences, can't lead a team, sketch a play, or manage a late game clock?

    Guess what Joe! YOU'RE ALREADY LOOKING LIKE A CLUELESS GM!

    Keep your own shoes on BONEHEAD! Mike can barely dress himself!
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    OK but where's the transcript or video of what he actually said??

    Need to know if Curry had a gun at Joe's back or did Curry remind him of the pictures he had of he and Zeke in a kinky position from their youthful 80's?

    I am boycotting the Palace next year:sssh:
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    Thats it. Someone take the time to put up a fire Dumars thread.
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    not surprising...what did you guys expect? seriously...did you think he was going to fire ANOTHER coach so soon?

    like i said, i don't think curry is a great coach but he WAS dealt a pretty %%%%ty deck of cards, and as soon as the chauncey trade happened, so did the buy-in from the vets.
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    so far no surprises.
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    Honestly, I thought they would fire Curry for the reasons Roscoe stated. A bad hand does not excuse all the other stuff.

    Is Lee's "fire Dumars" thread up yet???

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