Pistons Fire John Kuester (Hire Isiah Thomas and Bill Laimbeer???)

Posted: June 5, 2011 in Basketball, Uncategorized

The Pistons under the New Ownership of Tom Gores have Fired Head Coach John Kuester. By all accounts Kuester is a Great person and knowledgable basketball person. However, he has shown an inability to control his players, rather allowing his players to control him. This is why Kuester has now lost his 1st but likely not his last NBA Head Coaching Job.

The task facing Joe Dumars now is to find a replacement for Kuester who will help him and New Owner Tom Gores restore the Pistons to the Glory days of Chuck Daly and Larry Brown, when Championships were a way of life at the Palace. The list will be a short one, and sure to be on it will be 2 of Daly’s Piston legends in the persons of Isiah Thomas and Bill Laimbeer.

Isiah in order to take this job will be required to do 2 things … 1, he must be willing to take direction from Dumars and not be in control of player personnel acquisitions … 2, he must once again gilt the New York Knicks, something he has become well accustomed to doing. His coaching record speaks to his possessing the credentials to rebuild the Pistons … http://www.basketball-reference.com/coaches/thomais01c.html

Laimbeer on the other hand if he’s to have a role, is likely best suited to be the Lead Assistant at this point. Yes he won Championships in the WNBA, but he’s no better than Kuester at this point in his career when it comes to being an NBA Head Coach, and the Pistons need someone with an NBA Head Coaching Resume.

Detroit Free Press coverage of the Kuester Firing: http://www.freep.com/article/20110605/SPORTS03/110605013/Pistons-fire-coach-John-Kuester?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

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Comments
  1. Tom says:

    We need to bring in Isiah and Bill, as our 1 and 2. Isiah can really help with the draft. He is a good coach, just a horrible GM. Joe D does GM, Isiah coaches, and Bill keeps them all in-line while turning Greg and JJ into history!

  2. Tom says:

    ***all meaning the players…

  3. […] Pistons Fire John Kuester (Hire Isiah Thomas and Bill Laimbeer???) […]

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