Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by Dumars4Ever, Jun 30, 2009.
Still in the doghouse?
Jeff Van Gundy has heart. And he's short. Avery Johnson is short, too. But he has an annoying voice. At least he's fiery. But man, that voice.
Look for Patrick Ewing to get the Piston's coaching gig.
Has there been any discussion on the influence Vinnie Johnson might have on this coaching hire? Perhaps he's in Joe's ear telling him to give his little brother a shot. For what its worth, I'd be okay with a Avery hiring. Just don't expect any victories over Golden State as long as Nellie is coach.
but atleast we never would have to play GS in the playoffs :D
Avery Johnson seems to fill Pistons' bill, or does he?
Michael Rosenberg - Freep - 7/6/09
"I can't shake something I have heard Dumars say many times: You have to do what is right, not necessarily what is safe or popular."
"He was considered a control freak who had lost the faith of his team. His point guard, Jason Kidd, wanted him gone. And owner Mark Cuban, who had admired Johnson for years before making him the head coach, canned him.
So this is a risk. And yet ... Kidd, as selfless as he is on the court, has been getting his coaches fired since before he even entered the NBA."
Avery Johnson seems to fill Pistons' bill, or does he? | Freep.com | Detroit Free Press?
Joe ordered a mild hit piece to start building the BL momentum!
John Kuester may be drawing more interest from Pistons:
Rasheed Wallace may be missing link for Boston Celtics - Chris Mannix - SI.com
Sarah Barracuda Palin is free. Maybe she could teach Stuck how to play the point. It's possible if she moved near Detroit, she could see Canada from her house. Could we win with her as our coach? You betcha.
She did quit just as suddenly as Laimbeer did. And she also has a little experience with women's hoops.
Very interesting development.
I was going to start a new thread titled "Who should the Pistons hire as the next Head Coach". In the interest of "being green" I decided to just recycle one of the old "next coach" threads.
Some of the guys in this poll are still available. I guess that's a starting point.
I'd like to bring Mike Woodson back.
I think the most important position on the floor is PG. Isiah Thomas should coach and teach (hopefully) Stuckey how to play point. Also you wouldn't have these prima-dona players deciding if and when they will play - Thomas would'nt stand for it!
Isiah Thomas was a legendary player, one of the best Piston players of all time. We all remember him fondly.
But, judging by his track record in a suit, I wouldn't want him anywhere near the Pistons' front office.
He was a good coach with the Pacers (48-24 one year) making the playoffs 3 years straight and improving their record each year. With the Knicks he sucked but not much talent. Just don't let him GM. Good evaluator of talent - something Joe could use help in.
I'd love to bring Zeke in in some kind of Will Robinson role where he is a special consultant and scout for Joe.
Interesting...nobody guessed about Kuester being our last chosen coach. I have a feeling we'll all be surprised again...
...Or maybe not.
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