Sloan coaching the Pistons?

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  1. pgrnpacer

    pgrnpacer First Round Draft Pick

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    How awesome would it be if we got Sloan to coach for the Pistons? He has a proven system and believes in defense. I have heard no rumors but I was just thinking out loud.
     
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    Might as well start Kobe Bryant playing for Detroit and Pistons moving to Hawaii threads, too.
     
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    Interesting predictions Bill...:)

    I would say the possibility of Sloan coaching the Pistons is very remote.
     
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    I think Sloan's done coaching.
     
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    I thought the same thing, but I read somewhere that the opportunity to coach Kobe Bryant in Hawaii may be enough to lure him back to the game.
     
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    :pound: :pound: :pound: :pound: :pound: :)
     
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    i think sloan is not going to coach anymore.
     
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    Sloan SAID he wasn't going to caoch anymore BUT if an opportunity to coach an awful Pistons team presented itself..who knows?
     
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    You would think a nice cross country move would be just what the doctor ordered for someone his age.

    Does anyone have either a link or confirmation from Wiggles about the Pistons move to Hawaii? I knew I shouldn't have trusted this Gores' character.
     
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    "Jerry Sloan caught the basketball world off guard Thursday when he abruptly resigned after 23 years as head coach of the Utah Jazz.

    Just days after signing a contract extension, the NBA’s longest-tenured coach had a change of heart and decided to call it quits. Rumors quickly surfaced that Sloan’s departure was due to a clash with Jazz star Deron Williams and that he could no longer stomach the rift between him and his best player.

    But Sloan, 68, shot down the speculation in his farewell press conference, electing to take the high road on his way out of Salt Lake City.

    "I had a feeling this time was the time to move on," an emotional Sloan said. "(That's) a long time to be in one organization. Again, I've been blessed. Today is a new day. When I get this over with, I'll feel better. My time is up and it's time to move on."
    http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/02/11/si-com-jerry-sloans-not-so-unexpected-departure-lemaire-joins-the-600-club/

    the quote above sounds like it came from a politician. "moving on," is pretty ambiguous future description and he's smart enough to know thats exactly how he wants it interpeted. i'm actually surprised he coached this long as i fully expected him to retire back when his wife died of cancer in 2004. the fact that he went another six years without ever aking any extensive time to grieve may be playing a roll. who knows.

    but - personally, for a variety of reasons, i'd rather see Bill Laimbeer patrolling our sidelines than Sloan (though i think they're cut from the same cloth)..
     
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    nice thoughts...thanks. :)
     
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    The current game has probably passed him by at this time and I don't even seeing him coaching a college or Olympic team in the future.
     
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    I lobbied him back in 2008 at a Habitat for Humanity house dedication in southern Indiana. That's me in the Pistons shirt. For real. :)

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    Maybe it's time for me to give him a callback...
     
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    Crazy idea but I think he could make an excellent GM. Some of the moves he made with the Shock were brilliant. I know its not exactly the same thing but.


    This Sloan coaching would be something. I would have thought that he would have at least finished the season with the Jazz - then again that kind of seals his intentions. But it still is fun to speculate since it happened at the same time the Pistons are in the process of changing hands.
     
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    I've had a pretty negative opinion of Sloan ever since Amaechi's comments. I just found him believable in terms of the level of detail and the overall give and take.

    For example:

    If we're going to have a difficult person coaching the Pistons, I want to give old Laimbs a chance first.

    Although it looks like we may have our difficult coach right now. Rip and Tay have been through plenty of coaches and this guy appears to be the first that they truly despise.
     
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    You stalked him all the way from Utah to Indiana to talk to him?

    Looking good rockin' the tee btw.

     
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    What in the world is Sloan saying to that guy to your left?
     
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    Sloan is actually cursing at CJ. Sloan gave CJ specific instructions on the path he was supposed to follow going up the deck stairs. CJ decided to ignore Sloan's advice and just veered off on his own. Now CJ must face the wrath. The guy on left of CJ is actually Chris Rock. He doesn't have CJ's back either. He's saying to Sloan: "I told him to stick with your plan."
     
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    By the look of it, CJ doesn't seem to get the gravity of the situation. The frustration from this probably shaved more years of his career than D-Will.

    JS: "For the third time, WHY DIDN'T YOU FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS?"

    CJ: ":D"

    JS: "SGRTHRHW¤HWH"

    CR: "I followed your instructions, Jerry!"

    The poor woman to the right can't even stand to watch.
     
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    Wonder if the woman to the right plays hoops.
     

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