You know, I agree that the "keeping of Curry" is really a mistake, but I'm wondering if it's a delay tactic. What if Joe's trying to delay making a decision on Curry until after this summer's draft/FA pans out? Just to be the devil's advocate for a second, if Joe cannot pull the necessary trades to put together a contender-caliber roster this summer, what's the point of firing Curry and eating his salary plus paying the salary for the next coach? If this summer's not as productive as we all hope to be, next year's also a throw-away development year and we're gearing up for the 2010 FA market. But, if we get enough pieces this summer to put together a championship-caliber roster, what would stop Joe from firing Curry at that point and bring a qualified coach as the final piece to the puzzle. After all, he did hire Larry Brown when the time was right.