Pistons, Brown are on fast track

Coach's agent says there is 'immediacy'; sides haven't discussed a contract buyout.

By Chris McCosky / The Detroit News


Brown out?

What should the Pistons do about Larry Brown?
Have him come back as coach.
Have him sit out a year.
Buy him out of his contract.

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AUBURN HILLS -- Joe Glass said he believes coach Larry Brown's fate with the Pistons will be determined "in the next couple of days."

Glass, Brown's agent, uttered those words Thursday after a short telephone conversation with Pistons president Joe Dumars.

"It seems like there is some immediacy to this process now," Glass said.

Though he would not go into details of the discussions, he did confirm the sides have not discussed a buyout of the three years and nearly $20 million left on Brown's contract.

That would seem to indicate they are working on ways to bring Brown back, but nobody would confirm that.

It is believed the Pistons have requested that a legitimate lead assistant be hired in the event Brown needs time off for health.

Again, that was neither confirmed nor denied.

"Nothing new," was Dumars' e-mail response Thursday. Discussions are expected to continue today.