Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Pistons Reportedly Hire Kuester

According to reports, the Pistons have hired John Kuester as their next head coach. He replaces Michael Curry, who was fired last week.

Detroit also spoke with Doug Collins and Avery Johnson, but Collins took himself out of the running, and Johnson wanted too much money. Fired a year ago by Dallas, Johnson is set to receive $4 million from the Mavericks unless he accepts another coaching position.

Kuester, though a first-time head coach, has plenty of experience as an assistant, including his time in Detroit under former coach Larry Brown. Kuester was a member of the 2004 coaching staff that won the NBA Championship.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/basketball/nba/07/07/pistons.coach/index.html

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Steve St. Pierre
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In Play! Magazine
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