Brown: Christmas matchup ‘makes me sick’
Pistons coach not happy about direction of his team since brawl
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Pistons coach Larry Brown says his son hasn't attended a game since his team brawled with the Pacers.
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Updated: 7:35 p.m. ET Dec. 21, 2004
Detroit Pistons coach Larry Brown isn't happy that his team is playing the Indiana Pacers on Christmas Day. In fact, he says the matchup "makes me sick."
Brown made the comments in an interview on ESPN on Tuesday.
The coach is still upset about his team's brawl with the Pacers on Nov. 19, and hopes the teams and Pacers fans behave themselves on Christmas. He also told ESPN that he is worried about the direction of his team, even though Ben Wallace was the only player to miss time because of the brawl, and he already served a 6-game suspension.
Brown told ESPN that his son, who was a Pistons ball boy, has not come to any games since the brawl.
He also told ESPN that he thought about not coming back after the season as his team struggles to move beyond the .500 mark.