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Villanova’s Billy Lange to Join Sixers

The 76ers have come to an agreement with Villanova associate head coach Billy Lange, who according to various sources will serve as the team’s “assistant for player development.” Lange, who has served admirably under Philly-favorite Jay Wright for the last two seasons, has accepted a spot on Brett Brown’s staff just days after turning down an offer to coach the Rio Grande...
Via Fightin For Philly
September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

John Kuester Likely To Become Top Assistant For 76ers

John Kuester is the leading candidate to become the top assistant coach for the Philadelphia 76ers. The 76ers hired Brett Brown as head coach this offseason. Kuester has previously been a head coach with the Detroit Pistons.
Via RealGM
September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Lakers sympathetic toward Coach Brown's absence

The lights dimmed down. The starters walked through player introductions. And then moments after the lights turned back on, the Lakers and Nuggets tipped off in what appeared to be an ordinary NBA game. There was one key difference, though. The Lakers didn't have their head coach patrolling the sideline. Mike Brown left before the start of the Lakers' 103-97 victory over...
Via Fox Sports West
April 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Mike Brown Leaves Shortly Before Friday's Game To Attend To Family Matter

John Kuester was left with head coaching duties in the Lakers' 103-97 win over the Nuggets.
Via RealGM
April 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Brown leaves before Lakers game for personal reasons

Mike Brown is not coaching the Lakers tonight against Denver because of personal reasons, according to the team. Brown went through his regular pregame briefing with media members about 90 minutes before tipoff but left after that. He was somewhat late for the briefing, spoke for 10 minutes and left Staples Center for home soon after that. Assistant John Kuester is coaching in...
Via Fox Sports West
April 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Lakers coach Mike Brown leaves arena

Lakers coach Mike Brown has left Staples Center shortly before tipoff for undisclosed personal reasons. Assistant coach John Kuester is currently coaching the Lakers against the Denver Nuggets on Friday night. Brown is in his first season with the Lakers (37-22), who are in first place in the Pacific Division. He attended his regular pregame media gathering about 90 minutes before...
Via AP on Fox
April 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Tayshaun Prince regrets trouble with former coach

The Detroit Pistons were a dysfunctional family the last two years. John Kuester was in a bit over his head in dealing with a rebuilding team that had very little direction -- a Frankenstein mix of the championship Pistons teams with a group of young players who needed time to make mistakes. The old guard fought back a bit last year and it eventually got Kuester unceremoniously...
Via Crossover Chronicles
March 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Lakers Assistant Coach John Kuester Is Back On Tuesday

Lakers assistant coach John Kuester is back on duty on Tuesday. Kuester was appointed to join the Detroit Pistons on July 9, 2009 as their head coach. The 55 year-old entered into an agreement with the Pistons after Avery Johnson’s deal did not fall through with the Pistons. Kuester, a guard player himself who played for the Kansas City Kings, the Denver Nuggets and Indiana Pacers...
Via YummySports
March 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Lakers coach Brown suspended for bumping referee

Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike Brown has been suspended one game without pay and fined $25,000 on Monday for bumping an official and not leaving the court in a timely manner. Brown will miss Monday's game against the Philadelphia 76ers. Assistant John Kuester will serve as the team's coach. Brown was steamed after forward Pau Gasol was stripped of the ball during Saturday...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Pistons hoping for fresh start with new coach

Perhaps no team needs a fresh start more than the Pistons. Detroit went 30-52 last season while coach John Kuester's relationship with players appeared to deteriorate. Kuester was fired in June, and the team hired Lawrence Frank to replace him. Frank isn't interested in dwelling on the past. His challenge is to make the Pistons relevant again with a roster that isn't...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2011  |  Discuss
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