From NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo Sports
“The Detroit Pistons are no longer considering Avery Johnson for their head-coaching position after the two sides could not come to terms on a contract, an NBA source with knowledge of the talks said Tuesday morning.
The source said Cleveland Cavaliers assistant John Kuester is now the favorite to get the job, but
Boston Celtics assistant Tom Thibodeau remains under serious consideration.”
Avery wanted a little a longer contract from a team that goes trough coach like Sheed get techs.
Little upset about it, my Avery Johnson impression is stellar.
Personally if they are going to go with someone with no NBA head coaching experience I would rather see Laimbeer helm.
From the Joe Dumars via DetNews
“Where we are right now as a team is kind of like where we were at the start of the Rick Carlisle era,” Dumars said. “And a $4 to $5 million (a year) coach is not what we need right now. We didn’t have one of those until we were close to contending for a championship when we got Larry (Brown).”