The Pistons and their old/new small ball lineup will face the 14-24 Charlotte Bobcats tonight at the Palace.
Like it or not it’s going to happen, whether it’s successful or not is another thing. The true test of Michael Curry’s coaching abilities will come if this new/old/new starting lineup fails….how long will it take for Curry to make a change? If he’s “hard nosed” and he gets respect from his players like we are told, then a quick change will be no problem.
Benefit of the doubt…that’s up to you.
We know what Rip had to say about a possible bench role. In fact, he did not even speak to the press today.
UPDATE: Rip seems to have changed his tune, saying he would come off the bench if it means winning:
“Whatever makes us win, I’m going to go ahead and do it … You can ask anybody who plays the game; nobody wants to come off the bench … I want to win. Everybody here wants to win. That’s what we’re all in this for…” Via Mlive. (Thanks to Chris in the comments for the link)
Iverson on the other hand “says” he wants to win and will do what he’s told.
Video courtesy of Channel 7 Detroit
Larry Brown takes a back seat in this one considering the current Pistons coach is making more waves than the former. Thinking about what LB would do in the situation? I know I was, and I’m certain I know the answer.
Rip is back and Sheed will probably see limited action after re-aggravating his foot injury against the Jazz.
Tip off is at 7:30 P.M. and will be locally broadcast on FSN . If you can’t watch the broadcast, tune into 1130 AM WDFN The Fan, with pre-game coverage starting at 6:30 P.M.. Can’t do either? Follow the game on NBA.com.