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... And Now the Pistons Have a Coach, Too

Jun 9, 2008 – 3:55 PM
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Tom Ziller

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An avalanche of hires! Following news Chicago has picked Vinny Del Negro to lead its corps(e), Detroit radio station WDFN reports the Pistons have hired Michael Curry to take over for the deposed Flip Saunders (via BallHype).

Like Del Negro, Curry has limited bench background. However, M.C. does have an illustrious resume with the league, having worked as the president of the Players Association for much of his career and spending time with the league as its veep of player development. Curry also spent the past year next to Flip on Detroit's bench, and reportedly has strong relationships with the players.

Del Negro's a veritable blank slate. But you'd assume -- based on Joe Dumars' ideals and Curry's playing-days oeuvre -- that Detroit under M.C. will be a defensive outfit for the most part. It helps that the team remains chalk full of able defenders, and also with offensive firecrackers. Barring a surprisingly full detonation (possible), Curry's already halfway to the playoffs. The key will be in making it back to The Finals in due time (says Captain T. Z. Obvious).

That's all the job openings, folks, unless Mike Woodson meets his demise (which seems strangely possible, given Sekou Smith's latest dispatch).
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