Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by coynejeremy, Jun 30, 2009.
JVG is not the answer. As you said, he is a defensive coach and love physical play. As of today, we dont have those type of players. This is a sissy league, you can't touch anyone.
Unless his name is Rasheed Wallace. Then you can pretty much do anything you'd like short of murder without any consequences.
The guy had a little white piece of paper for a playbook. He was only an assistant coach for one year, and suddenly he's head coaching material. The Binary Man was not going to cut it.
Thanks, but I really can't take credit for it. It's all the little people working behind the scenes like Slippy, Ernie, 'Scoe, Lee, Low etc etc
Drew Sharp: Curry was sacrificed to appease potential FA's Pistons had to dump Curry so free agents would come | Freep.com | Detroit Free Press As Drew says Inmates are running an asylum? Well, I guess unless you are Phil Jackson or Larry Brown, or someone along those lines, you better know how to deal with your players or you won't last long.
I really like the guy as a person and really wanted it to work out. Business is business. Playing small ball for all those games was grounds for termination on its own. What can you do. If you want to win games and develop a team then you need a good coach. I wonder what prompted Dumars to do it now.
I don't think it's changed that much. You just have to pick and choose your spots and be smart about physical play. HOU is still pretty physical, as was BOS. IMO, it's a myth that defense is dead, and offense is what will win you championships. This is the only year you could say that 2 great defensive teams didn't make it to the finals, and LAL could turn it on in stretches. The East was just weak this year. Even the Cavs were completely different. They used to win w/ defense . . . now their guard position is packed w/ mediocre to bad defenders and they promptly got exposed when it mattered. It's like when the Pistons skated to the ECF, and then couldn't get over b/c the were so inconsistent defensively.
Re: Drew Sharp: Curry was sacrificed to appease potential FA's Curry had to go. It can be viewed as the inmates running the asylum, but who cares....some of the inmates are gone or will be gone. Curry is not a good coach, why waste time and money. Joe should have fired him sooner. When you know in your heart that you are not qualified to coach , and you are arrogant and stubborn and refuse to given in......a disaster will result. That is just what happened. We are not talking about jackson, popovich, etc...we are talking michael curry. Rip did his prima donna act a lot after billups was traded, but he did not hire curry. Curry is not qualified to be an NBA coach, that is why he underused Cowens...he probably knew that his basketball knowledge did not measure up.
Dave Cowens - not out the picture yet Dirty's on to something. Dave Cowens, with one year remaining on his contract, was reportedly reassigned within the organization. He was supposed to be assisting Joe Dumars and do some spot scouting. In moving Cowens last week Dumars may have been pro-actively sheltering him from the full scale canning of assistant coaches that normally follows the Head Coaches removal. It leaves Dumars the option of renegotiating Cowens contract and hiring him as the Head Coach. Let's Cowens hire his own cadre of assistant coaches and removes the typical stigma associated with the last guy left standing taking over as a stop-gap measure. Cowens has plenty of head coaching experience.
Re: Drew Sharp: Curry was sacrificed to appease potential FA's I agree he had to go. Not only couldn't he manage the rotations, he couldn't do one of the main things he was hired to do, effectively communicate with the players.
Re: Drew Sharp: Curry was sacrificed to appease potential FA's Interesting part of that article; I agree with the part of the article where it stated Curry needed to swallow his ego. IMO, that ultimately led to his demise. He was too stubborn and didn't have the results to back it up.
Re: Drew Sharp: Curry was sacrificed to appease potential FA's No doubt, I think Cowens was the tipping point, usually when a supervisor is incapable it's his subordinates who recognize it first, and WE ALL see how detached Cowens was from the team and staff as the season moved along.
Re: Terry Foster: Joe should coach the team Joe would have to be in better shape to coach. A fat coach is not inspiring.
Maybe they weren't great by historical standards, but they were just about the best defensive teams this season. (per 100 possessions) Tm: Off/ Def Cle: 113/ 102 Orl: 110/ 102 Bos: 111/ 103 Hou: 108/ 104 Lal: 113/ 105 Den: 110/ 107 Det: 107/ 108 So, the Finals matchup was between the #1 defense and the #5 defense + #1 offense. And Cleveland made it to the ECF with the other #1 defense. Bos was only knocked out early because KG went down. Houston only because Yao went down. I would say that having a top 5 defense is still a great recipe for success.
Re: Drew Sharp: Curry was sacrificed to appease potential FA's He confused stubborn with consistent and decisive.
Re: Terry Foster: Joe should coach the team You sure about that, Karl got to the WCF and Stan VanJeremy got to the NBA Finals..........
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Those numbers are interesting esp 102 being the best from anybody all season.
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