In a recent article on SI.com Larry Brown was asked this question…
LB: I think this [rookie] class has been unique. [Deron] Williams and [Chris] Paul — those two kids are incredible.
I think the way Philly is using Allen [Iverson] shows he’s evolving more into a point guard. When Allen came into the league, the Sixers played him at point, but he wasn’t a point. Then Jimmy O’Brien really started to see [his abilities as a point]. I played him mostly at the off guard.
I think T.J. Ford is so special. Obviously, [Steve] Nash comes to mind. Tony Parker is evolving and getting better. I think Dallas has done a remarkable job with [Jason] Terry. [Marko] Jaric in Minnesota — naturally it helps playing with Kevin [Garnett], but he has the point mentality. I love [Sebastian] Telfair. And there’s Baron [Davis].
It’s a position that years ago you would wonder about, but I see more and more [talent at point guard]. Larry Hughes is starting to get a feel, and [Gilbert] Arenas, too. Larry and Arenas are more scorers than points, but they still do point guard things. But they’re all unique. I hate to leave people out. I think the kid [Damon] Stoudamire in Memphis is going to be a huge reason why that team gets better.
Chauncey gave Brown his first NBA Championship of his career the first season coaching him and came so close to delivering him a second. Where’s the LOVE LARRY? I thank Larry for helping our team win the Championship but after his late season antics I grew tired of his wandering eyes.
Larry sounds bitter to me, half of the point guards he mentioned would be a bust on any team Larry coaches. Do you think Brown would happy with a PG that takes half of his teams shots? (GA) Chris Paul and D Williams (rookies) would never even see time in Larry’s rotation.
No matter what Larry says C Billups has made a name for himself. We LOVE Mr. Big Shot in Detroit and no matter how hot the Larry Brown subject got during the playoffs last season CB had nothing but nice things to say about Brown then and since his departure.
Chauncey and the Pistons are off to the best start in franchise history and have the best record in the NBA. Larry Brown and the self proclaimed ”best point guard in the league” are 6-11.
Larry, you got what you wanted and we will get what we want, another Detroit Championship minus the drama.