Official Coaching Candidates Thread

Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by blueadams, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. Nemo

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    To not interview Laimbeer......they're acting like he's been arrested 3 times in one week.......or
    he fired a gun at a midget with a club hand outside a strip club recently.......or
    he drove up and ordered food naked at a Wendy's drive-thru recently.
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    I'm going to wait and see what Phil says.

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    did anybody ever think maybe Bill doesn't want the job? If he truly has been trying to break into the NBA the Pistons under Joe D are not an ideal place for an untested coach. Curry, Kuester, heck we even cut ties with Carlisle whom some consider a Top 5 coach. Plus, who's to say he isn't satisfied in the WNBA? Sometimes people are content with success and don't necessarily aspire for the "grass on the other side of the fence" of perceived promotion.

    That said I want Bill as my Pistons coach.
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    Even IF Joe has some personal gripe, to not interview (just interview!) a logical option while giving mic time to guys like Hunter (who I like as a person) and Darrell Walker is just plain bad decision making for the organization. Your personal feelings ALWAYS take a back seat to doing your job properly.
  5. coynejeremy

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    Someone trying to break into the head coaching ranks doesn't typically have the luxury of choosing his destination. Also, Detroit is not the only team that fires coaches every two years.
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    he used to mess up Joe's locker on a daily basis.
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    Shaw would not be a bad hire. He is defensive orientated and comes from a nice system.

    I would rather have someone new than a retred like McMillan who we already know had issues in his last job. Like Frank
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    Shaw would be a better hire than any of the names being thrown around so far.

    It's so obvious that he would be Phil's choice. Maybe that's why he's doing this pro bono because all he had to do was point at his general direction.
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    Ding, ding, ding. He did just take a big job and would look like a real jerk backing out of it - contracts are real. And surely the handwriting was on the wall concerning the Tot when he inked the deal so he could have called up the Palace switchboard before signing and asked if anyone wanted to talk with him.
  11. BallDon'tLie

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    He likely has an "out" clause on his contract with the Liberty.
    I doubt that his agent would have it any other way.
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    I bet this ends up with Obradovic, Bickerstaff or Hunter.
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    The Liberty season is over in August...yeah he would miss summer camp and office meetings, but should be ready for camp in late September... He left the Shock midseason during their last summer in the Motown.

    WTBS....I would probably be OK with Shaw, but why not just clean house and bring in Phil as the GM and Shaw as his coach protege. If it appears that Shaw is over his head, Phil can step in and take over ala what Pat Riley did in Miami when S Van Gundy stepped down after 20 games and Riles led the heat to the controversial title in 2006.
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    The mear thought of Rodney Stuckey trying to run the Triangle offense is hillarious!
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    Probably, but he'd look like a big crybaby jerk if he were to back out.

    And course that never bothered him before.
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    I don't think ANYone would blame him when he holds a press conference and says: "When I took the job here, I told everone that there would only be one reason that I would ever leave. Being able to coach my former team is that reason..."
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    Not sure anyone in the NY Liberty organization would agree with that.

    It is the NY Liberty, right?
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    There is political protocol. What is so difficult to understand?
    Get some reality. It is not only JD, but all others that may think that he may have something to contribute. Let us ask: has there been others that have acknowledge his potential? Don't beat a dead horse.
    Lets us move on.
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    My bet is Hunter ever had more then a 1 percent chance to get the job, but it was a favor to let him go thru the progress and keep his name out there so he can get an assistant job somewhere else.....
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    McMillan is interviewing with Atlanta and has already visited Milwaukee.

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