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Flip not Coming Back per WDFN

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  1. Delfino Delivers

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    According to WDFN; Flip not coming back but no word on the replacement. Listen on-line to the discussion right now.
     
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    Press Conference this afternoon. Stay tuned.
     
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    Blakely seems to think it is going to be Curry announced this afternoon.
     
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    Thanks for the updates, DD.
     
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    Listening on line at work; mortgage business is slow; glad to help out my fellow friends. Makes me feel useful.
     
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    What if Joe and Mr. D convinced Daddy Rich to become Daddy Richer?? I would faint.

    Let Laimbeer be the assistant to him for 2 years!!!
     
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    Flip Saunders fired by Pistons - Detroit Pistons Basketball: News, Blogs, Photos, Audio, Schedule & Stats - MLive.com

    Honestly...3 times to the ECF is an accomplishment, not a failure. Saunders is a winning coach in Detroit and just like RC, it is not really fair. It means that we as Pistons fans are taking our successess for granted. You guys are about to find out what it means to be a mediocre team...maybe...hope not. I guess the more and more i read objective opinions about coaches vs players, Flip is being unfairly blamed for losses in the play offs. What will Avery johnson do. He seems like a good coach, but really he did a lot worse than Flip. Flip has been consistent, while Avery has gotten worse.
     
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    Sounds like a 2 p.m. presser. Will Joe announce a eplacement right away or will he let the speculation linger. Maybe he will wait and see if the fact that Fip is now available spurs some other teams to make changes.

    Unless we go with a rookie coach we will be taking a coach that has not succeeded anyways so do we see who becomes available. Maybe Mike Brown becomes available and they pick up Flip?
     
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    also confirmed by the free press:

    Flip Saunders fired | Freep.com | Detroit Free Press

    like i said before, i thought he did a good job here and this was his best coaching year of the 3, but he had 3 chances to get back to the Finals and failed. time to move on.
     
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    he had three chances to win more than 2 games in the ECF and came up short. I'd like to see how the team shakes out. I think the window of opportunity has closed on this bunch and switching out one piece isn't gonna help.
     
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    We told him to use Amir Johnson but he was too stuborn. He likes playing tired starters to the detriment of the final outcome. That shows lack of coaching. When we had boston down by ten we could have stepped on them by bringing in fresh legs and ran them out of the building. But that would have taken courage and guts. Flip was not the right guy .... we all knew it from season one.
     
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    Laim----beer Laim----beer Laim----beer!!!

    If we are going to change the mentality of the team; let's go all the way and bring some toughness back to the D!!!! Both mental and physical.
     
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    I'm all for Bill Laimbeer.. although he then might lead the team in Ts..
     
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    I don't think either are qualified, but I would rather have Laimbeer than Curry.
     
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    That's a good take. He did do a pretty good job this year, but at this point I think new blood is necessary to encourage the Detroit fans abroad that we still have a legitimate shot with this coach. The alternative is blowing up the team. Perhaps this is a vote for the players on Joe's behalf.
     
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    My vote is for Laimbeer! Give him a shot. The wishywashy, unmotivated traits we've come to know will be shredded after the first 30 games.
     
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    But this is interesting that L-beer is not mentioned as forerunner...mostly Curry and Avery Johnson...no need to hurry... There is no need to repeat D'Antoni mistake...
     
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    Joe finally decided to read the this forum and bow down to the pressure. Its nice to win games , but if you can't win a title after winning 70% of your games three years in a row, it's time to go.

    McCosky advised on ESPN News today that it may be Curry who steps in to fill flips shoes, but if you remember, he was the same person who reported in yesterdays news that Flip would be retained.

    I am in Laimbeer's corner too.
     
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    The only reason I could see hiring Curry would be that he would be really cheap and Joe could control the team through him. If you get a high profile coach, you have to give them autonomy. You can't hire Larry Brown and then demand that he plays Darko for example.

    MC was the president of the player's association, right? So, he must have some leadership skills. Also, we all know that he has a defensive mindset.

    I'd much prefer Laimbeer's energy level. I want a screamer in there.
     

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