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Pistons fire Michael Curry!

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Wow! :scared:

I wanted it to happen but I never thought Dumars would pull the trigger after one year!

Great move IMO, might be seen as ruthless but if he wasn't up to it, he wasn't up to it.

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I'm so pumped! Shows why Joe D is still one of the best. He knows he screwed up, but what GM doesn't? At least he didn't let this turn into a 3-4 year disaster. I wonder who's in mind? They said on ESPN it will be a quick process. This is only the beginning to Pistons changes if you ask me.

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I'm so pumped! Shows why Joe D is still one of the best. He knows he screwed up, but what GM doesn't? At least he didn't let this turn into a 3-4 year disaster. I wonder who's in mind? They said on ESPN it will be a quick process. This is only the beginning to Pistons changes if you ask me.

This team is going to look hugely unrecognisable in 2 years, which is a good thing. We’ve got so much cap space and with all the soon to be UFA’s, we’ll be in a very nice position. :thumbup:

We really need a good coach though, our last two haven't been flash.

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There's got to be someone in mind. Joe D has never fired a coach without a very clear idea of who's going to be next. The only thing even resembling a coaching search was the one after Larry Brown was fired.

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There's got to be someone in mind. Joe D has never fired a coach without a very clear idea of who's going to be next. The only thing even resembling a coaching search was the one after Larry Brown was fired.

I'm not sure if I'm fond of the idea, but I was thinking it's going to be Avery Johnson.

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I'm hoping for Avery Johnson.

The rumor is Doug Collins. :nono:

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I would HATE Doug Collins...that would be beyond weird. I'm starting to think Avery Johnson as well. BTW Ben Gordon and Charlie Villunaiva (sp??) are in Detroit today. If we did land Gordon I assume Rip is good as gone.

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I don't get it. I like it, but I can't grasp the timing. Basically Curry was Dumars' scapegoat through a season of rebuilding. If it worked (the Iverson trade), Joe D. looks brilliant for making the move and if it failed all the blame goes to Curry. Listen, I don't think Michael Curry is a very good coach. I hate the way he alienated and relegated Rip to the bench. I hate the fact he couldn't make adjustments in games when things clearly weren't going well. Honestly though, who the hell could have success coaching that group of players and egos? Curry was set up to fail by Dumars. As much as I like Joe D., I blame him far more for last season's failures than I ever will place on Curry. The core of this team is/was a bunch of headcases. Ben and Rasheed ran Flip out. I believe Rip is the primary factor in Curry leaving. Maybe we can finally just state the fact that the players need changing, not the coaches.

The next head coach better not be Bill Laimbeer or Doug Collins. Avery Johnson should have been the coach last summer as it was. Anything other than Johnson or Van Gundy is a lateral move. I also don't understand the Ben Gordon rumors. If Curry is gone, what is the point of trading our best player? Gordon isn't an upgrade over Rip and it doesn't address the frontcourt issue. I think Gordon would help the Pistons in many ways. We need a pure scorer and a three point threat. I don't want him at the expense of Rip though.

This is an interesting time for the Pistons. Joe Dumars has made a rash of bad personnel choices lately. 2004 is too long ago to keep using that as a barometer of Dumars as a GM. I feel bad for Curry, but hopefully this works out for the Pistons better than I anticipate it will.

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Ben Gordon AND Charlie Villanueva on day one of free agency. One or both of Rip and Tayshaun is gone for sure now. Package them together Joe D. with first round picks through 2029 to get Chris Bosh!

The Pistons are as active as the Red Wings are quiet.

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I don't get it. I like it, but I can't grasp the timing. Basically Curry was Dumars' scapegoat through a season of rebuilding. If it worked (the Iverson trade), Joe D. looks brilliant for making the move and if it failed all the blame goes to Curry. Listen, I don't think Michael Curry is a very good coach. I hate the way he alienated and relegated Rip to the bench. I hate the fact he couldn't make adjustments in games when things clearly weren't going well. Honestly though, who the hell could have success coaching that group of players and egos? Curry was set up to fail by Dumars. As much as I like Joe D., I blame him far more for last season's failures than I ever will place on Curry. The core of this team is/was a bunch of headcases. Ben and Rasheed ran Flip out. I believe Rip is the primary factor in Curry leaving. Maybe we can finally just state the fact that the players need changing, not the coaches.

The next head coach better not be Bill Laimbeer or Doug Collins. Avery Johnson should have been the coach last summer as it was. Anything other than Johnson or Van Gundy is a lateral move. I also don't understand the Ben Gordon rumors. If Curry is gone, what is the point of trading our best player? Gordon isn't an upgrade over Rip and it doesn't address the frontcourt issue. I think Gordon would help the Pistons in many ways. We need a pure scorer and a three point threat. I don't want him at the expense of Rip though.

This is an interesting time for the Pistons. Joe Dumars has made a rash of bad personnel choices lately. 2004 is too long ago to keep using that as a barometer of Dumars as a GM. I feel bad for Curry, but hopefully this works out for the Pistons better than I anticipate it will.

I agree on Dumars, but he has showed he is willing to take chances without thinking twice about it over and over again. It's a double edged sword. Without his crazy moves we never win a title, but now you have situations like these. I really don't have a problem with him letting go Curry after a year. NBA players control their coaches more then any other athlete in sports. All it can take is one player to whine, and they get their wish.

I don't agree on Gordon. I think Gordon is a big upgrade over Rip. I love Rip, but I thought all of last year he was on the decline. Maybe it was friction with Curry and AI, but I think Rip's best days are behind him. Gordon is CLUTCH, younger, and fresh blood.

I do agree on your Rip/Prince trade comment. Looks like this team makeover isn't finished yet.

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Hmmm not sure what to make of these signings to be honest. Did Dumars jump the gun? We blew up the team for this? I don't mind Gordon but he takes way too many shots, doesn't play defence, he's like a younger, poor mans Iverson. Is that what we need? Villanueva, I'm really not sure how I feel on that one. I probably haven't seen enough of him to make an accurate judgement. I would've preferred to make a big splash in next years free agency as there are a lot better and bigger names set to become available then.

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Hmmm not sure what to make of these signings to be honest. Did Dumars jump the gun? We blew up the team for this? I don't mind Gordon but he takes way too many shots, doesn't play defence, he's like a younger, poor mans Iverson. Is that what we need? Villanueva, I'm really not sure how I feel on that one. I probably haven't seen enough of him to make an accurate judgement. I would've preferred to make a big splash in next years free agency as there are a lot better and bigger names set to become available then.

I'm OK with not waiting. I think a lot of those guys would be re-signed, and there will be too many teams with cap space and not enough marquee guys once they've re-upped with their teams. The absolute worst thing that could happen is to trade away a bunch of quality parts for cap space and be stuck not using it. I think Joe D probably feels the same.

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Hmmm not sure what to make of these signings to be honest. Did Dumars jump the gun? We blew up the team for this? I don't mind Gordon but he takes way too many shots, doesn't play defence, he's like a younger, poor mans Iverson. Is that what we need? Villanueva, I'm really not sure how I feel on that one. I probably haven't seen enough of him to make an accurate judgement. I would've preferred to make a big splash in next years free agency as there are a lot better and bigger names set to become available then.

Who else would we have acquired this summer? I think these are basically the best 2 options since Boozer was off the market. I also think Joe D did the right thing by spending money this summer. There are going to be a lot of unhappy teams next summer after they strike out on all these big name players.

I have never really watched CV so I don't know what to think about him at all, but if he improves on his last year's stats we got a really good deal.

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I agree Rip and or Tay is gone. I know Joe D was talking to CP3 for a while during the playoffs. Anyone think we could send Rip and or Tay and a 1st rd for chris paul ?

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I agree Rip and or Tay is gone. I know Joe D was talking to CP3 for a while during the playoffs. Anyone think we could send Rip and or Tay and a 1st rd for chris paul ?

That is interesting. It sounds like a 0% chance, but last year ESPN had something about how the Hornets are in such a crappy financial situation it might have to happen. It was basically unload every starter and surround CP3 with a bunch of bums, or unload him...

BTW I think the Hornets would want more then that. Stuckey would have to be involved I'm sure.

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I could see the Pistons making a trade with the Hornets, but for Tyson Chandler instead of Chris Paul. I would rather see Prince go, though my gut tells me Rip is gone because of the Gordon signing. Rip's contract is pretty large too so maybe we could get McDyess back (hopefully) as well if a trade goes down. I still think Boozer or maybe even Millsap is possible in a trade with Utah. I have read Chris Kaman rumors, but that would be terrible.

Joe D. is meeting with Avery Johnson this weekend. I think he'll be the coach by Monday.

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Dumars fired Curry to make John Kuester the head coach? Flip Saunders was considered an "offensive genius" too and he actually had experience. Curry got a raw deal and Dumars keeps making very questionable decisions.

I don't get it. Nothing against Kuester, but this is a huge frickin disappointment.

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Dumars fired Curry to make John Kuester the head coach? Flip Saunders was considered an "offensive genius" too and he actually had experience. Curry got a raw deal and Dumars keeps making very questionable decisions.

I don't get it. Nothing against Kuester, but this is a huge frickin disappointment.

Yeah I'm with you. Sucks there were no really good guys out there. Seems like everyone out there has some major flaws. One of these times Joe D is going to coach, and I'm serious.

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Antonio McDyess is gone. Total bummer - I am more upset by this than losing Billups or Rasheed just for the fact that 'Dyess deserved to win a championship with the Pistons. He was the only guy the past couple seasons that showed up to play every night and I appreciate that very much. He played the game with a ton of heart and conducted himself as a marvelous human off the court. The problem with 'Dyess was he cared too much and the rest of the Pistons didn't care enough. It was a pleasure to have him in Detroit and he'll go down as my favorite Piston from this group of players.

At least 'Dyess went to a team where he can contribute and have a legitimate shot at a championship. Nobody deserves to win it all more than him. I am very glad he went to the Spurs as I can root for him much easier there than I could had he signed with the Celtics or Cavaliers.

The Pistons are certainly getting younger (which is good) if nothing else this summer. It was time to get some new, younger players on the team. The frontcourt depth still scares me - we have three players signed and one of those is Kwame Brown. I still expect Joe D. to trade either Rip or Prince for some frontcourt help. My first choice would be Tyson Chandler. Villanueva and Gordon add scoring but we need some tough, interior defense. The Pistons will get torn to shreds down low if they don't add a strong defensive presence that can rebound. Villanueva isn't a great defender, Maxiell is undersized and I don't really count Kwame Brown as anything more than a body with six fouls to give. To me, I don't see how Gordon can possibly come off the bench, which makes Rip the obvious choice to go.

I am going to withhold any judgment on Kuester until he gets a chance to prove himself. Not fond of the decision, but Dumars should be held accountable more than the coaches from now on. Interesting summer so far to say the least for the Pistons.

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I'm starting to think Dumars has no accountability whatsoever.

Mr. Davidson loved Joe Dumars. I think the lack of accountability stems from that.

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Mr. Davidson loved Joe Dumars. I think the lack of accountability stems from that.

I agree. Also good thoughts on McDyess. I would still take Joe D over most GM's in the league though.

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http://www.freep.com/article/20090713/SPOR...harpe-to-Denver

Okay this move makes me scratch my head. Affalo and Sharpe for ONE 2nd round pick? I thought we were trying to be defensive? Affalo is one of the only Pistons left that fits this mold, plus he is young. He is that type of role player every team needs. I understand we are doing this to get a big man, but really who is out there?

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