Who should coach the Pistons after Curry?

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Who should Joe hire?

  1. Bill Laimbeer

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  2. Avery Johnson

    16.5%
  3. Jeff Van Gundy

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  4. Doug Collins

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  5. Someone else

    19.6%
  1. mikhail1973

    mikhail1973 All-Star Administrator 1x Fantasy Champion

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    Me too, Tay.
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    Laims is a Detroit guy through and through, that's all we need to know.
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    BallDon'tLie All-Star 3x Fantasy Champion

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    To be honest, I'll be totally stoked no matter WHO Joe finally decides on after watching the last two morons who ran the show.

    I'm downright giddy at the thought that we might just get a coach that will allow us to actually score out of a timeout!
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    Replace Rip & Tay with two youngsters that have something to prove and put Laimbeer in the driver's seat to create another "us vs. the world" attitude. Then, sit back and enjoy the show.
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    I'd love to see Laimbeer get the job. I know the knock is his lack of experience in the NBA as any kind of coach. That being said, I hope he'll get some experience soon because who knows? The Pistons coaching carousel will probably have another opening in a few years. Still, I'd like to see Joe bring in a Pistons guy (not Isiah though).

    In my gut, I think Avery Johnson is wrong for the job. I read in Rosenburg's column that he micromanages the offense and has a huge ego. Not sure this is true, but I'm concerned how he and his team could allow the Heat to come back from 2-0 and win four straight in the Finals. That is a pretty big collapse. I don't watch the Finals unless the Pistons are in it so I'm not sure what adjustments Johnson should have been making.

    Rosie's take:
    "Avery Johnson. He is young (44), charismatic and nearly led Dallas to the 2006 title. He won almost 75% of his games with the Mavericks. And as a former overachieving point guard, Johnson could mentor Stuckey.
    But Johnson also has a reputation as a control freak. In Dallas, he called virtually every single offensive play, even when he had Jason Kidd, one of the brightest and most selfless point guards in NBA history. By the time Johnson got fired, there was a near-mutiny against him. He has a large ego, which partly explains why nobody else has hired him.

    Unlike Collins, Johnson is young and has only been a head coach once. Maybe he learned from his mistakes. But in the wake of Curry’s struggles with Hamilton, does Dumars really want a coach who needs to control everything and has grated star players before?"


    These Detroit columnists need to get on the horn to their buds at the Dallas Morning News and other Dallas media and check out Avery Johnson's credentials a little.



    Seems like a foregone conclusion that he's the next coach.
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    To be fair to Flip, even though he ultimately fell short with the Pistons, I would argue that he's clearly a much better coach than Curry.
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    Which is basically like saying that Gary Colman is clearly much taller than Verne Troyer.

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    I heard Dumars wants to make his decision by next Tuesday.
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    well, Miša, it is a sign that Dumars is not convinced that Avrey Johnson is the man.

    It is noticeable how previous coaches were selected by Dumars quickly but now he is considering various options.
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    I like it. I am not sold on Avery. Unfortunately, there aren't that many guys out there and that's why it takes time this time around. Larry Brown needs no further introduction. After he was fired, Joe had Flip, who is a decent coach, so that wasn't that difficult of a hire. Then Joe was sold on Curry and hired him. Now it is a different story. He's not sold on anyone.
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    Laimbeer's style will not fly in the NBA. There is a reason he has not gotten a head coaching gig. I think Laimbeer's refusal to take an assistant coaching gig first is an idea of what you can expect with his demenor.
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    I don't think Avery Johnson is worth 5 million a season. What has he done besides flame out in the playoffs?
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    He did a [sarcasm]great job developing young PG Devin Harris[/sarcasm], who blossomed as soon as he started playing for another team. This is just what doctor ordered for Stuck.
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    How about tom Thibodeau? He definitely has a defensive mind.
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    I also think his work as a GM should be added to that resume.

    The Shock have consistently been at or near the top since he took over yet they keep finding a way to bring in better talent than many teams that finish behind them.

    I look for that to be a deficiency that will not be completely noticed by fans until a couple years from now.
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    I wonder if that's what Joe is afraid of?
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    uh oh :sssh:
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    Looks like Joe is serious about Avery:

    Sources: Detroit Pistons' Joe Dumars to meet with Avery Johnson - ESPN

    Laimbeer doesn't seem to be high on the list:

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