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Tom Gores’ Firing of Maurice Cheeks From Above Shows Why It’s Time For Joe Dumars to Go

Joe Dumars selected Maurice Cheeks. Joe Dumars also selected Michael Curry, John Kuester and Lawrence Frank. Most of the personnel decisions which have ended in disaster over the years have been on Dumars, as well. It was Dumars who once said there were “no sacred cows,” then proceeded to make no moves to shake the team up. It was Dumars who handed out comical contracts to Charlie...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

AP source: Pistons fire coach Maurice Cheeks

The Detroit Pistons have fired coach Maurice Cheeks according to a person familiar with the decision. The person spoke Sunday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the move had not been announced. Cheeks lasted a little more than half a season in his first year in Detroit. The Pistons are 21-29 and in ninth place in the Eastern Conference, entering Sunday....
Via AP on Fox
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Maurice Cheeks Fired by Detroit Pistons, Per Report

Maurice Cheeks has been fired by the Detroit Pistons, Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported, in a rather startling turn of events that follows on the heels of back-to-back home wins over the Nets and Nuggets. After spending big bucks this offseason on Brandon Jennings and Josh Smith, the Pistons sit at a disappointing 21-29 but are just a half-game out of a playoff spot in the Eastern...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons try to put signature wins into perspective

Throughout the Pistons’ bouts of inconsistency and finding themselves, they’ve accomplished a feat nobody else in the NBA can claim — winning in Miami and Indiana. And, they led wire-to-wire in both games, so it can’t be taken as a stroke of extreme luck. Especially for a team with a total of 37 road wins the last four seasons. Pistons coach Maurice Cheeks has the task...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

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

Detroit Pistons actually have some tough rotation decisions to make this season

This isn’t the first time in recent years that the Detroit Pistons have had logjams at key positions heading into training camp. But thanks to an off-season spent infusing the team with a needed dose of talent those position battles and rotation questions are decidedly more interesting than whether a broken-down Tracy McGrady would cut into the minutes of a broken-down Richard...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Cheeks knows there's work to do

Nearly two months after Lawrence Frank was fired, the Detroit Pistons introduced their new coach - Maurice Cheeks. The search took awhile because the Pistons have been mediocre for a few years and need this decision to work. Cheeks becomes the franchise's fourth coach in six seasons - following Frank, John Kuester and Michael Curry. He is the ninth since the 1999-2000 season...
Via AP on Fox
June 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson to Advise Detroit Pistons During Coaching Search

The Detroit Pistons are hiring Phil Jackson … to be an adviser during their ongoing search for a head coach. The team announced that move late Thursday night. “Phil Jackson is a friend and one of the best minds in the business,” Pistons owner Tom Gores said in a statement on the team’s website. “We are thrilled to have him as an adviser as we make some very important decisions...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

John Kuester to re-join Mike Brown in Cleveland

The band is getting back together. Former Cavaliers assistant coach and Detroit Pistons head coach John Kuester will reportedly rejoin Mike Brown in Cleveland. Mike Brown adding ex-Pistons coach/Cavs assistant John Kuester to staff, and keeping Jamahl Mosley from Byron Scott’s staff, source says. — Sam Amico (@SamAmicoFSO) April 24, 2013 FOX Sports Ohio’s Sam Amico reports...
Via Waiting For Next Year
April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

All My Coaches: An Auburn Hills soap opera

What is going on in that soap opera known as the Detroit Pistons? Another year, another losing season. Another year, another fired coach. Lawrence Frank is the latest victim on the hit list and I’m not going to tell you he was a great coach, but I will say Coach Frank was set up to fail. Now I’ve been pretty fair to Joe Dumars. He did a good job building the Pistons that won...
Via The Majors Detroit
April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Pistons get creative to keep fans engaged

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- When Dennis Mannion became president of business operations for the Detroit Pistons last September, he took over an operation that had become an afterthought at best in the local sports scene. Attendance was down, the team was losing and to make matters worse, the 2011-12 season didn't start until late December because of the lockout. Looking...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
May 09, 2012  |  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

Lakers manage without Bryant, Brown in win

LOS ANGELES ---No Kobe Bryant. No Mike Brown. And the Lakers had little trouble with the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center on Friday night. Brown left Staples Center just before tip-off to handle a personal matter according to Lakers team officials. John Kuester, who was the head coach of the Detroit Pistons last season, stepped in to fill Brown's spot, while Kobe Bryant took...
Via Fox Sports West
April 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Lakers manage without Bryant, Brown in win

LOS ANGELES ---No Kobe Bryant. No Mike Brown. And the Lakers had little trouble with the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center on Friday night. Brown left Staples Center just before tip-off to handle a personal matter according to Lakers team officials. John Kuester, who was the head coach of the Detroit Pistons last season, stepped in to fill Brown's spot, while Kobe Bryant took...
Via Fox Sports West
April 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Lakers hold off Nuggets, clinch playoff berth

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Andrew Bynum had 30 points and eight rebounds, Matt Barnes added a season-high 24 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers clinched a playoff berth without Kobe Bryant or coach Mike Brown, holding off the Denver Nuggets 103-97 Friday night. Pau Gasol had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Pacific Division-leading Lakers (38-22), who have won three of four without Bryant...
Via Fox Sports West
April 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Lakers 103, Nuggets 97

Andrew Bynum had 30 points and eight rebounds, Matt Barnes added a season-high 24 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers clinched a playoff berth without Kobe Bryant or coach Mike Brown, holding off the Denver Nuggets 103-97 Friday night. Pau Gasol had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Pacific Division-leading Lakers (38-22), who have won three of four without Bryant. The NBA scoring...
Via AP on Fox
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

Mike Brown fined; Suspened for Sixers game

Lakers head coach, Mike Brown, has been fined $25,000 and has been suspended for the Lakers contest against the 76ers tonight in Philadelphia. According to NBA VP of Basketball of Operations, Stu Jackson, Brown has been fined and suspended for making contact with an official and failing to the leave the sideline in a timely manner after being ejected.Brown was ejected in the 4th...
Via Laker Nation
February 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

Vince Ellis: Rip can make statement tonight at Palace -- if he plays

It didn't take long for former Piston Rip Hamilton to make headlines with the Chicago Bulls. Fresh from his buyout from the Pistons, he told ESPNChicago.com that he was cool with former Pistons coach John Kuester.
Via Detroit Free Press
January 04, 2012  |  Discuss
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