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  1. Compared to what we had in Detroit the last few years Mark Jackson is freaking Red Auerbach. I'd take him in a second. We're not in a position to be too picky.
  2. It's pretty amazing that in a year where teams are tanking and the Pistons are trying to actually win the Pistons are just as ****** as they have been for most of the last few years. Nice work Dumars. Now get the **** out of here.
  3. This might be silly but I was thinking recently of the disparity between the East and the West. One theory I have is that at some point (early 00's?) the East got stuck I a patter of having 4 teams that were generally good and the rest were piss poor. Teams under .500 making the playoffs. The West meanwhile was having .500+ teams sit at home and thus having spots in the lottery. To this day the West has teams 10 games over .500 that might be in the lottery. Meanwhile the teams in the East (perhaps our Pistons) sneak into the playoffs with a crappy record, get rewarded by getting to play the Heat and then drop all the way to the middle of the first round - year after year after year. And the West just gets tougher by having teams that are already pretty damn good in the lottery. Last year the Bucks finished 38-44 yet drafted behind the Mavs and the Jazz who had much better records.
  4. It's really scary knowing Joe Dumars can **** this franchise up even more over the coming days.
  5. Dumars is worse than Millen. At least Millen got Detroit Megatron.
  6. Making the playoffs in a ****** east does absolutely nothing for me unless Dumars is fired.
  7. Bill Simmons let Joe have it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7IzNQyqnlw&feature=youtube_gdata_player
  8. Meanwhile Dumars is allowed to keep ****ing up this franchise. What a joke.
  9. This organization is a joke. I can't believe they have let Dumars drive it into the ground like he has. That guy can't be fired soon enough.
  10. @RealGM: Bucks To Acquire Brandon Knight, Slava Kravtsov, Khris Middleton From Pistons For Brandon Jennings -- http://bit.ly/13wKEBn
  11. Knight is in the deal per @WojYahooNBA.
  12. I'm a Creighton Alum here in Omaha. Doug is the real deal. The kid can shoot.
  13. My Man. Welcome back. Glad to see Dumars regretted the awful trade he made sending CB away (per the Yahoo article).
  14. I hate to be "that guy" but my interest in Piston basketball has never been lower. I used to watch/DVR every single game. Granted, we were pretty good so that helped. I have the NBA league pass to watch Detroit and I did not watch one full game this year. I just can't stomach seeing Dumars picking another head coach. If the ownership is okay with the apathy then so be it.
  15. Dumars just gets to keep hiring and firing coaches! Sweet.
  16. I've wanted Joe fired since he traded CB. He ruined this organization. It's a joke if he sticks around and yet another coach gets fired.
  17. Have the Pistons decided on Tristan Thompson? | ProBasketballTalk
  18. How close were we to hiring Tom Thibodeau the last time around?
  19. Report says Lakers eyeing the Pistons' John Kuester | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
  20. Sources: Pistons, John Kuester to split http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=6605553&campaign=rss&source=NBAHeadlines Detroit head coach John Kuester will not be returning to the Pistons, according to sources. It is presumed that president Joe Dumars and his staff will be returning, but there has been no definitive indication of that yet, sources said. Kuester Hired in 2009 to be the franchise's 27th head coach, Kuester has posted a 57-107 mark in his two years in Detroit. Kuester's time with the Pistons has been marked by several personality clashes, most notably with Richard Hamilton, Rodney Stuckey, Tayshaun Prince and Tracy McGrady. There were also reports of a player-led protest of Kuester this past season as several of the team's veterans failed to show up for a team practice. Detroit has missed out on the playoffs in each of Kuester's two seasons. The postseason drought is the longest for the franchise since missing out three straight times from 1993 to 1995. Kuester served two years as an assistant for the Cleveland Cavaliers before taking charge in Detroit. Kuester had previously been on the Pistons' sideline as an assistant under Larry Brown, a stint that included the team's 2004 NBA championship run. Now seemingly removed from those glory days, the Pistons are set to start a new era with a new owner with the team nearing completion of a sale to new owner Tom Gores. The approval vote by the Board of Governors on the team's sale will be Wednesday, sources said. The vote was originally supposed to take place in the middle of June but apparently has been moved up, in part, to give Gores more time to make moves and decisions before the anticipated lockout begins July 1st. Senior writer Ric Bucher covers the NBA for ESPN The Magazine. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
  21. I think I’ve protested the franchise since Chauncey was traded. That was the beginning of the end for Joe in my eyes. Until he’s gone it doesn’t make a difference who our coach is. Joe only has a job because he’s a former Piston and struck magic when he put a few cast off’s together and made one hell of a team. They won and they did it a different way – “If it ain’t rough, it ain’t right” – but they just kept winning. For some reason that wasn’t good enough for him and he broke that team up for no good reason. If the Spurs can be 49-10 with pretty much the same cast of main characters from their title teams from a few years ago the Pistons could have done the same. That’s the difference between a well run franchise and a poorly run franchise. I found myself rooting my *** off for the Knicks last night because of Billups. The man still has it, despite what Joe Dumars thinks.
  22. That's my fear. I don't trust Dumars rebuilding this franchise.
  23. Just 2 years ago we were going into a season where we were favored or at least thought to be a team that would win our division once again. Two years later we sit here and this franchise is going nowhere fast. If you had to say, what were or are the biggest contributors to this franchise going from one of the best in the NBA to now, a team that looks like it will be fighting for lottery balls for years to come. I love the NBA, but I have to admit my interest is down with our Pistons being so bad. It saddens me but at the same time I realize it's part of being a fan. I have been outspoken in my disdain for the Billups trade and continue to do so considering he's still playing at a good level and we basically got Charlie and Ben for him. I don't think trading him was the right move - and nobody will ever convince me otherwise. I think trading the leader of the franchise was Joe's undoing. I almost wonder if Joe felt threatened by CB.
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