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    Joe Dumars says Michael Curry will be next Pistons coach

    By LARRY LAGE | AP Sports Writer 3:34 PM EDT, June 9, 2008

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    DETROIT - Detroit Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars tells The Associated Press Michael Curry will be the team's next coach.

    Dumars tells the AP Curry will be introduced at a news conference on Tuesday. The team sent out a release Monday afternoon saying the new coach would be announced at that news event, but did not reveal his identity.

    Curry agreed to a three-year deal worth $2.5 million a year guaranteed with the team holding the option for a fourth season.

    He replaces Flip Saunders, who was fired last week. Curry served as an assistant on Saunders' staff and is a former Piston.

    Curry could not immediately be reached for comment on his cell phone Monday afternoon.

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    Default Re: Pistons name Micahel Curry head coach

    Are you happy?

    We all saw this coming, it's a solid hire for the most part.

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    Default Re: Pistons name Micahel Curry head coach

    I know a lot about Curry's mindset from watching him as a Piston for so many years. He knew the game as well or better than any point guard in the league.

    Of course, guys with no experience are always unknowns.

    I do know Curry will not take crap from his players. Meaning no more excuses or whining is going to be tolerated.

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    Default Re: Pistons name Micahel Curry head coach

    Good hire. He was fantastic on Hanging With Mr. Cooper.

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    Default Re: Pistons name Michael Curry head coach

    Also. Lindsey Hunter will be retiring and coming back as an assistant coach.

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    The most savvy veteran coach in the league.

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    Also. Lindsey Hunter will be retiring and coming back as an assistant coach.
    Now that's an excellent move. He'll be the perfect assistant - high character, tight with the modern-day player (and obviously with a good amount of the Pistons who will be on the roster), good basketball knowledge, and he seems like someone who will demand personal accountability in all aspects.

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    He certainly was willing to take on Rasheed Wallace about it....

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    I don't remember much of Curry from Detroit but I do remember his brief stay with the Pacers during the brawl season. He was past his prime then but he did seem like a guy with leadership qualities.

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    Between the Curry hiring and the Billups/Carmelo deal rumors spreading through the media like wildfire, this has been an interesting day...

    Very interesting that the national media are almost split straight down the middle on whether or not Detroit should do that deal.

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    If Curry starts over Prince or Carmelo we will know he has naked pics of himself.

    Does this mean Kstat will change his position that Detroit made a mistake by not drafting Melo?
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    "'Only.'" Woevre was amused. "Someday you'll explain to me how that's possible. Seeing that, on the face of it, all mathematics leads, doesn't it, sooner or later, to some kind of human suffering."

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    If Curry starts over Prince or Carmelo we will know he has naked pics of himself.

    Does this mean Kstat will change his position that Detroit made a mistake by not drafting Melo?
    I'd still rather have Bosh or Wade, had I had it to do all over again.

    That said, I'd trade Billups for Melo. I wouldn't be happy about it, but it would be something to make us better.

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    I'd still rather have Bosh or Wade, had I had it to do all over again.

    That said, I'd trade Billups for Melo. I wouldn't be happy about it, but it would be something to make us better.

    How does this work exactly for the Nugs? A core of AI, Billups, and Camby? I take it they'll be making wholesale changes of some sort. Otherwise it seems like they'd be aging their team significantly and severely depleting its scoring punch. Although I understand they are still seeking that elusive PG.
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    If memory serves - didn't Mike Curry have the reputation around the league for being a 'snitch' when he was playing? I thought he brought chemistry problems to the Pacers when he was here because nobody trusted him, all the players were afraid he was on the side of coaching/management?

    I could be wrong.

    Obviously this guy has commanded some respect given his role with the players union.
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    You are not wrong.

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    If memory serves - didn't Mike Curry have the reputation around the league for being a 'snitch' when he was playing? I thought he brought chemistry problems to the Pacers when he was here because nobody trusted him, all the players were afraid he was on the side of coaching/management?
    I'm not sure there should be two sides: Players vs TPTB.

    Maybe it isn't the player(s) that side with coaching/management that are the problem?

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    Very interesting that the national media are almost split straight down the middle on whether or not Detroit should do that deal.
    That would be a no brainer on the part of the Pistons.

    I don't see Denver dealing Carmelo this summer at a discount when his value is low. He still just turned 24. If he was 28 or 29, they'd be a lot more serious about really moving him to get value back while he was still within his prime. But he's young so he can still improve on/off the court.

    And as someone mentioned, they'd have a pretty old core of Camby, Chauncey and AI if they made that trade. They'd be older while not really being any closer to contending. What's the point of that?
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    I've seen enough smoke at this point to believe there is some fire involved.

    Will it happen? I'm not sure, but I have zero doubt that it's on the table.

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    I've seen enough smoke at this point to believe there is some fire involved.

    Will it happen? I'm not sure, but I have zero doubt that it's on the table.
    I'm sure names have gotten thrown out there and that Dumars has no doubt inquired about Carmelo, but in the end Denver is going to ask for more than the Pistons are willing to give. They'd be dumb not to.

    On the table as in Dumars has an offer for Denver to take? I don't doubt that for a second.

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    Is Curry going to give them that leadership? Certainly these guys don't look up to him -in a coach like figure-, 5 of them played with him in 2003.

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    I'm sure names have gotten thrown out there and that Dumars has no doubt inquired about Carmelo, but in the end Denver is going to ask for more than the Pistons are willing to give. They'd be dumb not to.

    On the table as in Dumars has an offer for Denver to take? I don't doubt that for a second.
    According to CNNSI, there might be a counter offer on the table:

    Billups, Prince and Wallace for Anthony, K-Mart and Chucky Atkins.


    I'm not so sure I'd do this one.
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    bball, your point is taken, but I think that there is sort of a bond, a unity amongst players and I don't think you cross that line or break that bond. No matter what, unless there is risk of life or limb. Especially when you are a spokesman for the players.

    If Michael Curry wants to be on the side of the management, then he should have joined them at that time. Just because he was of playing age doesn't mean that he couldn't have been in management or coaching. But I DO think he should have picked one and stayed with it.
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    Why not just rename the teams to the Denver Pistons and the AI-less Nuggets?

    are maxiell/stuckey/rip better than AI? Yeah, probably but I don't think that team wins anything more than a conference semis.

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    Why not just rename the teams to the Denver Pistons and the AI-less Nuggets?

    are maxiell/stuckey/rip better than AI? Yeah, probably but I don't think that team wins anything more than a conference semis.
    I would think Amir Johnson would start instead of Maxiell, and we'd still have McDyess.
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    According to CNNSI, there might be a counter offer on the table:

    Billups, Prince and Wallace for Anthony, K-Mart and Chucky Atkins.


    I'm not so sure I'd do this one.
    Wow. That's alot.
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