Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by Krowe, Jul 7, 2009.
We don't know who and how did Joe talk to. Rumors are rumors, but the facts are not always the same.
That's the only thing anyone can say because there is no way to deny or prove it. The evidence to date does not indicate Joe did a deep search hiring either Curry or Kuester. Why has Kuester been an assistant for nearly 15 years if he was so much in demand? I am not knocking the guy, I just feel the hiring process has sucked the last two coaches.
Rick Carlisle was an assistant for his career in the NBA before Joe gave him the opportunity.
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Meet John Kuester, the new Detroit Piston head coach - Full-Court Press
Totally agree. It's not like he's new to coaching. Remember last year when most people were excited on the Curry hiring? Haha, so maybe this time that everyone is pissed it will work out..
I'm not totally thrilled on this move, but I'm not upset. Avery was not worth it for the money and time he wanted. Other than that who is there really? Van Gundy...after that it's just other assistant coaches and of course Bill Liambeer. The Cleveland fans seemed super upset about this, so we'll see how it works out. I know it will be better then Curry by a mile. I'm really looking forward to this season.
Any moves that fans like and/or make sense have no correlation to the "right" moves, haha.
Remember the last four years how everyone wanted the core to breakup? Core is broken up. Time to start a new era...am I the only excited one? Lol
Hammond was here when Curry was hired.
Who hired John Hammond? Oh thats right Joe Dumars.
Who had the guts to fire a multiple 50 win coach and bring in LB to get us a championship? JD
Who got Sheed?
Noone wins it every year. Considering just 2 years ago we were in the conference finals, I would say we are rebuilding the team very fast.
Do all of you want the Oliver Miller/Terry Mills days back?
Be patient, let the man do his job. Are all his moves perfect? Hello no, But he fixes problems before they become big problems.
The Cavaliers averaged 101.2ppg and scored over 100 3 times versus the Magic. There opponents PPG for 09 was 89 ppg during the regular season but against Orlando it was 103.7.
So against the Magic, there Offense went up, but there D fell apart.
This is crap. Sorry John but don't really know ya'. I would have rather had Avery Johnson and if that, as it did, did not work out then its about high time that we pass the keys to Laimbeer.
2 year deal..w/option
More on John Kuester as Pistons Head Coach - Motown String Music
It is a great move. He has been around coaching royalty, he has almost 30 years experience.
Former player, played for some of the best coaches.
He's familiar to the Palace front office, and already has a working relationship with Rip and Tay.
Solid hire. Like CV he's not the sexy choice, but he might be the pragmatic one. I see the potential for a Rick Carlisle type experience.
Folks who will complain, remember, this was one of our championship assistants. He was coaching when Avery Johnson wasn't yet drafted as a player. He's been a part of hard working, defensive no-nonsense tough teams. This is EXACTLY what we were looking for because he brings none of the drama or baggage of AJ, and he knows how to use a clipboard, which is a big advantage over Johnson.
I have a feeling, this is who Joe had targeted all along.
Oh yeah, and Joe just stole another asset from a divisional rival. So far, he has taken Cleveland's best assistant, Chicago's best scorer, and Milwaukee's most promising scorer.
Who we gunna steal from Indy?
I never saw AJ as actually coming to coach. There is something truly unlikeable about AJ. This coach has plenty of experience. This is not Curry x2.
He's gotta bring Beer in.
And not jerk with the guys minutes.
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This move could be great, or it could be terrible, but after Curry i'm not jumping on the bandwagon prematurely.
First impression; he doesn't look very intimidating.
The pic is the answer.
We need him to replace Fabio?
Let's get Danny Granger. ;)
Good coaches don't need to look or act intimidating. That is why AJ wouldn't have been a good hire.
Leadership is accomplished with a steady hand and a good example. It's not something you can browbeat the players into respecting (see Michael Curry).
That guy used to kill us on the boards, even when we had Ben. I like Jeff Foster.
And Cleveland's main FA target to boot.
And he's a center. Something we're missing.
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