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« on: July 07, 2009, 11:07:24 am »
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Avery Johnson will not be the next coach of the Detroit Pistons.

The Detroit Pistons and the ESPN analyst broke off contract talks Tuesday after more than two days of negotiations, according to sources close to the process.

Sources told ESPN.com that the Pistons -- having paid both Flip Saunders and Michael Curry last season and still owing $5 million to Curry over the next two seasons -- were only willing to offer Johnson a two-year deal with a team option for a third season. It's believed that Johnson wanted no less than the security of a four-year contract, given where the Pistons are in the Eastern Conference hierarchy after a 39-43 season and the fact that Detroit is looking for its sixth coach in Joe Dumars' 10 seasons running the team's front office.

As ESPN.com reported late Monday, Dumars is now expected to turn to Cleveland Cavaliers assistant coach John Kuester to replace Curry. TNT analyst Doug Collins withdrew from consideration last week and the only other known candidate is Boston Celtics associate head coach Tom Thibodeau, but sources say that Kuester's offensive expertise and history with the Pistons after working as an assistant under Larry Brown appeal strongly to Dumars.



http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=4311090
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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2009, 11:19:41 am »
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Wow.  I was not expecting this and am very disappointed Sad.  I was really looking forward to Avery being our next coach.  But, if what I read in your quoted article is true, Thibodeau would be a great snag, and should be a priority of Kuester.
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2009, 06:58:56 pm »
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i think i rather have a less expensive coach we dont need to pay 5m for a team that wont contend
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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2009, 08:36:06 am »
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smart move avery preaches defense and u have none besides prince and maxiell
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