(real) Dumars & Frank to be fired report

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  1. Laimbrane

    Laimbrane All-Star Forum Donor

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    This one is a tough call. While Joe has put things into place that indicate a bright future (Drummond and Monroe), he actually took a talent-depleted team and made it worse (shipping off Gordon for pretty much nothing, trading of Prince and Daye for Calderon) in the short run. Clearly you can't expect Frank to go make the guys quicker, to make them care.

    Frank was dealt an off-suit 10-9 to start the season, and - surprise - couldn't do much with it. I think there was definitely improvement in some of the individual players - Jerebko and Bynum had their best seasons and Knight improved from last year. Singler and Middleton both came out and played better than expected. Monroe regressed a little (probably due to uncertainty in his role, but he's been playing better recently), and CV and Max weren't anything special, but that's not a shock. Stuckey sucked, but the three guys that got worse are gone next year anyway (let's hope), while it was clear near the end of the year that the guys were starting to develop something resembling chemistry on the court.
  2. jayborne

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    As far as I can tell, Bill Laimbeer's greatest qualification to coach the Pistons is that he played for the Pistons once.
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    we aint letting him shoot the cap again
    He never inforced his will on the coaches, at least the last 3, and they need help. I don't want to hear anything about GMs keeping their nose out !
  4. Laimbrane

    Laimbrane All-Star Forum Donor

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    He did coach a WNBA team to a championship, but yeah, he's probably an overrated fan favorite.
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    BallDon'tLie All-Star 3x Fantasy Champion

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    Vocal co-captain (leader) of the Bad Boys.
    Learned NBA coaching and leadership from Chuck Daily.
    2 time WNBA champ.
    Piston 4 Life.
    Someone who you have to respect if you're a young Piston.
    The "right" personality for a team of young guys.
    A winner.
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    roscoe36 All-Star Administrator

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    2 championships. He's also a 2 time NBA champion. He's been an assistant coach in the NBA on at least 2 teams.

    There has been no one who has coached in Detroit since Larry Brown that has near his pedigree for this job.
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    Also he has punched multiple HOFers (i.e. he won't bow down to Stuckey).
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    He JUST took the NY Liberty job, I don't think he's all that sold on the NBA these days.
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    Also as pissed as Gores is, i think he'll opt to cut Rodney and only pay him $4M as opposed to $8M next season.
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  10. BillLaimbeer

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    He helped with the TWolves. I don't remember any other NBA team he has coached.

    He did win the Shooting Stars competition at the 2007 NBA All-Star Weekend in Las Vegas along with Chauncey Billups and Swin Cash of the Shock. He won it again in 2009, that time with Arron Afflalo and Katie Smith.

    He is 20th in the career NBA personal foul ranking with 3,633. He usually got his money's worth with his fouls.
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    I am biased. When I was a kid, I wanted to be Bill Laimbeer.
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    I wanted to be like Joe Dumars. Now, I want him to get fired.
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    Actually, I wanted to be Isaiah Thomas. I played like Bill Laimbeer. No one from MSUs staff had ever seen a 13 year old get 15 fouls in 6 minutes in a summer camp game before.
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    No doubt, they even took a nice pick away from us. Not to compain about wins but why now.

    They have to do something. Palace seems like its half fool and they are never talked about anymore.
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    I couldn't have said it better myself.
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    I certainly hope they would at least extend the option. I'm sick of the media retread circle pushing us to hire our next coach. Even IF Joe has been responsible for making the decision, it seems like whatever the media consensus on who gets the job shows Joe D following soon after, IMO.

    I'm just going to start calling Laimbeer, "Green Eggs & Ham." We gotta get Joe D to 'just try it." Even if it doesn't work out, I'd rather have the answer than to not make the effort. The last thing I want to see is another one of these career failure coaches get the job because they 'said all the right things.'
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    Joe D also said he wouldn't hire Laimbeer because he didn't have any experience...AND THEN HE GAVE THE JOB TO MICHAEL CURRY!

    We have to be the ONLY team in NBA history that runs away from its history of success instead of building it into a lasting culture.
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    3 actually. 2003, 2006, 2008. The 2003 championship was one of the biggest turnaround in the history of WNBA (in 2002 they were dead last in the league, in 2003 they won it all). In 2002 the owners were ready to fold the team. Bill convinced them to keep the team for another year, promising to turn things around. He revamped the roster and then declared before the season that Shock were going to win it all that year. And so they did.
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    It's a true story. The MSU head coach pulled me into his office and told me if I fouled anyone else, they were sending me home.

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