View Full Version : Pistons no longer going after Avery

07-07-2009, 12:19 PM
From ESPN.com (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=4311090)

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.

07-07-2009, 12:21 PM
he Detroit Pistons are no longer considering Avery Johnson for their head-coaching position after the two sides could not come to terms on a contract, an NBA source with knowledge of the talks said Tuesday morning.

The source said Cleveland Cavaliers assistant John Kuester is now the favorite to get the job, but Boston Celtics assistant Tom Thibodeau remains under serious consideration

Link (http://blog.mlive.com/fullcourtpress/2009/07/avery_johnson_no_longer_a_cand.html)

Blah Blah Blah
07-07-2009, 12:21 PM
whichever coach their getting, its not a great situation the coach is gonna be in.

07-07-2009, 02:06 PM
He Wants Byron Scott's Job If Its Ever Available.

07-07-2009, 02:35 PM
Brian or Bob Hill?
Mike Fratello?
Isah Thomas?
Sam Mitchell?
Terry Porter?
Tom Izzo?
Pat Riley?
Chris Ford?
MO Cheeks?
Dave Cowens?
Kevin mccHale?
Dell Harris?
Hubie Brown?