Who should coach the Pistons after Curry?

Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by Dumars4Ever, Jun 30, 2009.

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Who should Joe hire?

  1. Bill Laimbeer

    44.3%
  2. Avery Johnson

    16.5%
  3. Jeff Van Gundy

    13.4%
  4. Doug Collins

    6.2%
  5. Someone else

    19.6%
  1. Dumars4Ever

    Dumars4Ever Bench Warmer

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    It's deja vu all over again...let's have another poll to see who the next coach should be. Bill Laimbeer was the heavy favorite last year at this time.
  2. Krowe

    Krowe First Round Draft Pick

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    Avey Please!!!!!!!
  3. lpgrl26

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    Jeff Van Gundy

    Hire BL as an assistant possiby.

    I like Thibodeou, but i'm not sure if getting another rookie coach is the best idea.
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    TWOTIMESRALPHI Starter 3x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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  5. Dumars4Ever

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    I think Laimbs should get his shot, although Joe might want to go back to a more experienced option after striking out with Curry.

    "Someone else" voters (*cough* Roscoe *cough*), who do you want?
  6. Blue

    Blue First Round Draft Pick

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    Sheed will retire and become head coach. You heard it here first.
  7. lpgrl26

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    I'm Ok with that.
  8. roscoe36

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    I really don't know. I was prepared to spend another season with Curry.

    The guys on the list don't excite me. I could be down with Laimbs, but he's just going to become hated by fans if the team doesn't succeed.

    I think JVG has been blacklisted. Collins is a hot head, he's Vitale with none of the upside. He's always under performed with good talent.

    Avery Johnson is a middling coaching talent. Flash in the pan.

    I simply do not know. I expect Joe will do something spectacular or disappointing. I can't see him spending good money on a coach who is a caretaker until the team is good, and I don't see many superstar coaches looking for jobs.
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    armygirl Bench Warmer Forum Donor

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    Nice Thread D4E, I am going Laims all the way with JVG as second choice.
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    TaS All-Star Forum Donor

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    mikhail1973 All-Star Administrator 1x Fantasy Champion

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    Don't think Pistons fans would be too upset if the team goes 3 for 6 with Laimbeer at the helm.
  12. TaS

    TaS All-Star Forum Donor

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    Did you guys listen to JVG when he was announcing? He's insane and unlikable.

    He's like David Spade in Tommy Boy.
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    Darth Tater All-Star Forum Donor 6x Fantasy Champion

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    1. Laimbeer I truly believe he will succeed

    2. JVG

    3. Izzo? No...I don't want him to leave MSU.
  14. BallDon'tLie

    BallDon'tLie All-Star 3x Fantasy Champion

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    ...Bill Laimbeer? - with Brendan Malone and Brendan Suhr as assistants?
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    NO MORE rookie coaches in training. Let Laim go to Milwaukee or Sacremento first. My preferences:

    1. ME..............i aint scared of nobody, Army expirience
    2. AVERY.........the fire is in his belly;would be good for Stuckey
    3. VAN GUNDY...did a lot with less in Houston

    Plus, I would take Micheal Cooper over Laimbeer, WNBA not withstanding.

    5 coaching changes in Joe's tenure is not good.
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  18. Smoooth

    Smoooth First Round Draft Pick

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    I would enjoy Avery in Detroit, at least get some toughness back in the palace.
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    HelloIDistance First Round Draft Pick

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    I'd go for Jeff Van Gundy. The last thing we need is a guy without experience again.
  20. KP

    KP First Round Draft Pick

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    I voted for JVG in the poll, but on second thought Joe's only got a week to name a new coach. He's not going to enamore a significant free agent if the housekeeping isn't done around here. And that means having a respectable coach in place. This is where I wonder whether JVG or Collins is still viewed with respect by the players in the league. We need a guy who the players repect and trust to execute the responsibilities of head coach.

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