View Full Version : Avery Johnson to meet with Pistons

07-03-2009, 09:36 PM
Avery Johnson to meet with Pistons for head coaching vacancy via ESPNEWS

07-03-2009, 09:37 PM

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07-03-2009, 09:41 PM
I hope he gets the coaching job. I love AJ, great coach. Sad it didnt work out well for him in dallas, but hopefully he does better in detroit

07-03-2009, 09:43 PM
dumars said that he wants a coach in before next week so its looks like avery will likely become the pistons new head coach

07-03-2009, 09:45 PM
AJ is a good fit with this team

07-03-2009, 09:47 PM
^ yea i like the fit too he likes guards similar to terry which they have in gordon but they need to get a big man still

07-03-2009, 09:48 PM
sweet i get to listen to this guys awesome voice for the next couple of years.

07-03-2009, 10:13 PM
sweet i get to listen to this guys awesome voice for the next couple of years.

LOL, his voice really is annoying.

07-03-2009, 10:29 PM
I think Avery is the perfect coach for Detroit.

Smart defensive minded coach

07-03-2009, 10:31 PM
I hope we get him

07-03-2009, 10:57 PM
I hope we get him

by we do you mean detroit

07-04-2009, 01:31 AM
uh o! The Lil' General is back!

I'm not a Pistons fan but it will be great to see Avery Johnson back coaching.

Detroit is playoff bound if Dumars signs him

07-04-2009, 03:02 AM
I thought of this after dumars fired curry. Avery is the best coach out there right now, maybe flip saunders but he had his chance with detroit. He might accept it or he might not coz of the pressure and expectations. he might settle for an up and coming team like Nets than a wanting to be contenders again like pistons. I think his decision will be 50/50 and his performance as coach will be 50/50 as well.

07-05-2009, 01:18 AM


A potential stumbling block in negotiations between the Detroit Pistons and coaching candidate Avery Johnson are the number of guaranteed years the Pistons are willing to offer the 44-year-old.

Johnson, who still is being paid by the Dallas Mavericks who fired him in 2008 with two years and $8 million remaining on his contract, is in no hurry to get back into the coaching game.

He has enjoyed his time as an ESPN analyst, as well as the additional time he has had to spend with his children.

While he has made no secret about wanting to return to coaching, he has also made it abundantly clear that he only will return when the right opportunity presents itself.

Detroit has enjoyed a great reputation for years as one of the league's better teams, but Johnson is no dummy.

He knows this team is in a transition period, and, in all likelihood, won't be a true player in the chase for an NBA title this upcoming season.

It is going to take some time to rebuild this team into a title contender, something previous Pistons coaches have had very little of in Detroit.

Because of that, Johnson is seeking as many years as possible and likely will demand a contract similar to the four year, $18 million deal Washington signed former-Pistons coach Flip Saunders to last month.

07-05-2009, 11:54 AM
by we do you mean detroit

nope , he means just me and him.

07-05-2009, 12:39 PM