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Hiring Isiah Thomas would be like un-tilting Gores head. Crazy.

another potential pass first pg - that's 6'7

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I think I'm settled on 2 bigs and a pass first pg for this draft. Kahwi is good, but Biyombo/Valancianas will probably be available. Beyond lottery level talent I don't think we need a small forward, considering that Jerebko could be an excellent defensive small forward. And we already have 4 combo guards. That being said, We need 2 bigs and a pass-first pg. New candidate: Julyan Stone Benefits: he's 6'7, he can defend 4 positions, he's set assist records Drawbacks: not much of a scorer If D Morris and Norris Cole aren't available... I think he'd be a good consideration, as well as Isaiah Thomas.

Pistons Fire Kuester

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The Detroit Pistons have fired coach John Kuester. The move Sunday came four days after Tom Gores completed an agreement to purchase the Pistons from Karen Davidson. Kuester was 57-107 over two years with Detroit, which failed to make the postseason in consecutive seasons for the first time since missing it three straight times from 1993-95. Detroit won its third championship in 2004, part of a six-year streak in which the team reached at least the conference finals, but the Pistons went 27-55 in 2009-10 and 30-52 this past season. - San Jose Mercury News

Video proof that Terrico White is still freakishly athletic

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Apparently, this is what "Rico the Freak-O" looks like when he is merely "Getting back...". I take it as an omen that the month of magic is off to a good start. H/T Piston Powered

Sam Amick's potential Kuester replacements: Woodson, Mike Malone, Dwane Casey, Larry Frank and ... Mark Jackson

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Here's to hoping Bill Laimbeer hip-checks these clowns into the third row. We need a bad boy leading our next generation of bad boys.

Donnie Walsh Is Leaving the Knicks

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In a surprising announcement, the Knicks announced late Friday morning that Donnie Walsh would be leaving his post as team president when his contract expires at the end of this month. The team characterized Walsh’s exit as by mutual agreement between him and the team’s principle owner, James L. Dolan. Glen Grunwald, a senior vice president, will serve as interim general manager beginning July 1, the team said. Walsh had been negotiating a new contact with the organization for the last few months and was seeking assurances of full autonomy in basketball decisions. He had never given any indication that he wanted to leave the team. In fact, he has repeatedly said he wanted to finish the job he started in 2008, when he began rebuilding the roster. Walsh’s decision to step away would seem to indicate that he did not receive the promises of autonomy that he sought. http://offthedribble.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/03/walsh-leaving-knicks/ HIRE JOD! DO IT DOLAN!

Star Tribune: Jonny Flynn to the Pistons?

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Rubio a Wolf?: What does it mean? Well... * Say goodbye to Jonny Flynn. You can bet he will be traded by draft night to make room exclusively for Rubio. Possible trading partners: Toronto, Detroit, Sacramento, Phoenix.

Watch Tom Gores' introductory press conference live

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It starts at 4:30 PM ET. If you missed it, an edited version will eventually be posted on Pistons.com.

Forbes: Gores pays $325 million for Pistons

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"After adjusting for the minority stake that Davidson is expected to retain and the non-basketball assets, the billionaire’s purchase valued the Pistons at about $325 million. Although that enterprise value is $35 million less than we valued the basketball team in January and $125 million less than what was paid for the Golden State Warriors in November, I still view the deal as a bullish sign for the NBA."