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Well at least the Knicks schedule is. What the NBA does is they do a preliminary schedule send it to the teams and then teams do have a chance to request changes and then the league might make a few changes and the final schedule comes out a few days later.
Larry Brown will make his debut as Knicks head coach Nov. 2 when his new team opens the 2005-06 season against the Celtics in Boston.
One month later, Brown will return to Detroit for the first time since his nasty divorce from the Pistons last week. According to a team source, the Knicks are scheduled to play the Pistons on Dec. 2. The NBA is expected to officially release its 2005-06 schedules sometime within the next five days.
The game at the Palace of Auburn Hills figures to be an emotional one for Brown, who led the Pistons to back-to-back NBA Finals and won the title in 2004. There is a possibility that Brown will miss the game because he is scheduled to return to the Mayo Clinic sometime in December.
Brown said yesterday that he doesn't expect to miss any games but that if he did, Herb Williams would take over the head-coaching responsibilities. Brown will soon announce his coaching staff, which is expected to include Dave Hanners, Phil Ford and Paul Westphal.