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Pistons fire Flip Saunders

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Mystery_Meat, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    At least according to the ESPN scroll.
  2. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Let me ask this...he takes the Pistons to the conference finals and they fire him. WTF? Is there more to this than I'm aware of? I'll readily admit I know next to nothing about the Pistons.
  3. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    He should have coached his players to stay healthy.

    He is no Larry Brown. That's what did him in.
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    According to the Freep too...
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I wonder at what point do they finally make Tom Izzo an offer he can't (but should anyway) refuse...
  6. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    He's horrible at adjusting in timeouts/quarter-time/halftime. He's routinely out-coached in the post-season.

    I also get the feeling some of the players don't respect him or listen to him.

    In 2006 he couldn't get by the Cavs, who were worse than they are now and the Pistons were as good if not better than they are now.

    They same could be said for last year.

    Detroit's been deeper, better balanced and more experienced than the Cavs two years running but lost.

    Twice against the Celtics the Pistons blew big leads. The Pistons were outscored 29-13 in the fourth on Friday.

    Flip's a good regular season coach, a terrible post-season coach.

    I think he'd make a terrific assistant coach.
  7. Overrated

    Overrated Guest

    Exactly. I've been saying it for three years...ever since Mike fucking Brown outcoached him the year the Pistons got past the Cavs. They did it despite Saunders.
  8. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Thanks for the explanations, folks. I still have quite a bit to learn about the NBA's Eastern Conference.
  9. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    When they win, they win despite him.

    Sustained in-game focus from that bunch is a sometime thing.
  10. bostonbred

    bostonbred Guest

    Pistons need to make some changes anyway.

    Trading 'Sheed and maybe Tayshaun would be a good start.
  11. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Gee I wonder who


    No, he's not; he didn't spend half the season (and the playoffs) trolling for other jobs with other franchises, he didn't tank games on purpose to make his GM look bad, and he didn't turn in a couple of the worst coaching jobs in the history of the sport of basketball.

    If Dumars and the Pistons really want Larry Brown, I am sure he'd be happy to bust another contract and make the jump. All it takes is cash.
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  12. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    I said this when they hired him; He will never stand a chance with that roster.

    Izzo should get the first phone call, and if he goes, Skiles needs to start house-hunting in East Lansing, pronto.

    Yeah.....a hell of a long way from here to there, but........
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