View Full Version : Pistons fire Curry

06-30-2009, 11:09 PM
Hours before the start of NBA free agency, Detroit Pistons (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/clubhouse?team=det) president Joe Dumars (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/profile?playerId=3689) made a splash of a different sort Tuesday, firing coach Michael Curry (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/profile?playerId=176) after just one season amid ongoing concerns about Curry's command of the locker room and fears that keeping him could hamper Detroit's offseason business.


07-01-2009, 01:57 PM
Possible candidates to replace Curry:

Doug Collins
Tom Thibodeau
Avery Johnson
Jeff Van Gundy

Names "fans" have mentioned:

Bill Laimbeer
Rudy Tomjanovich
Sam Mitchell

07-02-2009, 11:47 PM
I never understood why they got rid of Saunders.

07-07-2009, 10:18 PM
Wow Dumars...How are you missing out on the Avery sweepstakes?

07-07-2009, 11:52 PM
I never understood why they got rid of Saunders.

because Saunders took over for Larry Brown (who got the team over the hump). After an amazing regular season, the Pistons looked horrible in the playoffs under Flip never making it past the ECF. People said he couldn't win the big game (fair critism), but the Pistons also became very cocky after winning the title in Brown's first year with the team and were very complacent every year after that and never really respected Flip.

Flip is a great coach to help get a team to contender, but not the right coach for a team ready to contend right now.

07-09-2009, 02:01 AM
dumars should fire himself. he is solely responsible for the pistons falling out of contention. hey fire saunders if u must but for friggin curry what a dumbazz and to trade billups