Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Pistons fire Michael Curry after one season, eye Doug Collins as replacement?

The Pistons have fired head coach Michael Curry after a disappointing first season. Detroit barely made the playoffs in the weak Eastern Conference and were quickly eliminated.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Doug Collins may be the favorite for the job, even though no replacement has been named.

Curry was apparently fired because of his failure to get along with Rip Hamilton, whom he benched in favor of Allen Iverson several times. That seems a little unfair, though, since it was Joe Dumars who brought the hard-to-handle Iverson into the mix.

A lack of success certainly also had to do with his demise and it seems now might be the time to start fresh in Detroit, with possible departures of some of their stars on the way.

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