The next coach of the Detroit Pistons is...

Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by BillLaimbeer, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. TaS

    TaS All-Star Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    17,398
    Likes Received:
    2,757
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Chicaaago
    After starting 13-0, he is 212-241 since with an 0-16 finish.

    Quite a start and quite a bad finish if that would have been it for him.

    He's never attained 50 wins or made it through the 2nd round of the playoffs.

    In his first year of coaching, he was the same age that Rip Hamilton is now.

    If Lawrence Frank can't whip these mutineers into order, then nobody can! I'm surprised they even bothered interviewing any other pretenders.
  2. Ernie the Slow Adult

    Ernie the Slow Adult All-Star Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2006
    Messages:
    6,695
    Likes Received:
    1,657
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Parts Unknown
    I'm running hot and cold on the L Frank hire. I got kind of fired up for him a few weeks back when the papers made a case for him, but now the re-tread route and Dave Checketts pull kind of brought me down.

    At least he's coached before.
  3. Pwn Toney

    Pwn Toney All-Star Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2005
    Messages:
    3,320
    Likes Received:
    481
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Do we really want braintrusts from THE KNICKS guiding our decisions? This is the same team that gave Allan Houston 56 Million to wear the freshest suits on game nights.

    I could see if you were not going to hire Laimbeer and go with someone who's a truly great coach...but, this is like saying, 'I don't care to look at your full dinner menu...I'm certain your oatmeal is FANTASTIC.'
  4. Walter

    Walter All-Star Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2009
    Messages:
    4,739
    Likes Received:
    1,429
    Gender:
    Male
    Considering the other names being thrown around in conjunction with the Pistons, this was as close to being the right choice as you can get. I still woulda preferred Laimbeer, but Frank is the next best thing. Let's see how he does.
  5. Nemo

    Nemo Pun Master Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2006
    Messages:
    11,857
    Likes Received:
    1,293
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Lake Elmo
    Maybe Joe's biggest management mistake of his career will be the fact that he didn't hire Laimbeer...

    [STRIKE]
    Yea...that's right...even bigger than drafting Darko...
    [/STRIKE]
  6. BallDon'tLie

    BallDon'tLie All-Star 3x Fantasy Champion

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2005
    Messages:
    6,537
    Likes Received:
    2,523
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    IMO: Re-signing Rip to that contract was Dumards' biggest blunder (if we're keeping score).
  7. Nemo

    Nemo Pun Master Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2006
    Messages:
    11,857
    Likes Received:
    1,293
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Lake Elmo

    I don't know...he may have the right stuff..........

    [​IMG]
  8. jayborne

    jayborne Bench Warmer

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2009
    Messages:
    578
    Likes Received:
    66
    Hey now, the Houston's are good people. They took me to Six Flags once. That completely justifies that contract.

    I don't mind Lawrence Frank at all. He's a coach with experience and the Pistons hired him, so his shelf life is probably 2 seasons anyway.
  9. TaS

    TaS All-Star Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    17,398
    Likes Received:
    2,757
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Chicaaago
    I'm being sincere in asking this question:

    Why is LF considered to be a good coach?
  10. LA Dre

    LA Dre All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    12,474
    Likes Received:
    1,601
    Location:
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Been east coasting it for the past 10 days in hotmidity and was vacationing away from PF even though I had my laptop with me....

    ....this is not what I was expecting upon my return:yellowprison:

    If Joe did not have the balz to convince Gores to hire Laimbeer at least go with Woodson a person who knows Piston bb....(guess he was trying to avoid the Curry Kuester Piston familiarity factor by by passing all former Piston DNA and going with an outsider in Frank....don't like it, but guess we got to live with it...
  11. TaS

    TaS All-Star Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    17,398
    Likes Received:
    2,757
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Chicaaago
    From what I've read, this may have been forced on JD. Supposedly, the interviews that LF had with Crickets and Gores went really well.

    If that is the case, I'd be posting my resume on Monster if I were Joe.
  12. Nemo

    Nemo Pun Master Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2006
    Messages:
    11,857
    Likes Received:
    1,293
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Lake Elmo

    A good thread idea...create a resume for Joe...
  13. TaS

    TaS All-Star Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    17,398
    Likes Received:
    2,757
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Chicaaago
    If Joe can't hire em, then Joe can't fire em. That lack of control over the coach creates a weird dynamic that then reduces Joe's job to what? trades and FA signings + draft picks? And I have the feeling that all 3 of those things will have to be signed off on by Gores and the consultant anyways.

    Joe is now like the Engineer in Office Space... except that he doesn't even deal with the gd customers.
  14. BallDon'tLie

    BallDon'tLie All-Star 3x Fantasy Champion

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2005
    Messages:
    6,537
    Likes Received:
    2,523
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    I hope that it hasn't come down to this.
    I'd rather see Joe do it his way and get fired if he screws up rather than be the HOF figurehead eating popcorn in the GM's seat.

    When you step back and look at his wole body of work, Joe had been one of the most successful GMs in the last decade. (**I'm going on the "hands tied due to ownership" assumption over the last 2 years.**)
  15. Ozarkruffrider

    Ozarkruffrider First Round Draft Pick

    Joined:
    May 7, 2006
    Messages:
    949
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Missouri
    All I can say is: ugh :yukpuke:
  16. detteam

    detteam All-Star

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    5,373
    Likes Received:
    361
    Location:
    Troy
  17. Nemo

    Nemo Pun Master Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2006
    Messages:
    11,857
    Likes Received:
    1,293
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Lake Elmo
  18. Ernie the Slow Adult

    Ernie the Slow Adult All-Star Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2006
    Messages:
    6,695
    Likes Received:
    1,657
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Parts Unknown
  19. LA Dre

    LA Dre All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    12,474
    Likes Received:
    1,601
    Location:
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    both articles seem to point that Joe has lost roots with how the championship Pistons were built and he has ignored all of his colleagues. Hiring Laimbeer was a no brainer, but it appears that the new owner/consultants have their own agenda and Joe will soon be on the outside with his former bad boy team-mates looking in.

    The only saving grace here would be that Little Larry Frank comes to Detroit and reads the articles and talks to fans and hires Laims as one of his assistants. Why couldn't have the Twolves fired Rambis earlier and hired Frank a few weeks ago?:sssh:
  20. Pistons0809

    Pistons0809 Bench Warmer Forum Donor

    Joined:
    May 31, 2008
    Messages:
    327
    Likes Received:
    230
    Gender:
    Male
    I'm not known to follow many blogs, but this one, which I happen to follow regularly, gives an insightful yet satirical look into the origin of Lawrence Frank's "frankly average" coaching career.

Share This Page