Originally Posted by dd24
Larry Brown over stayed his welcome. It's not like that guy was ever so loved anywhere that he just decided to stay for the long haul. He's been with about every team in the league. Flip Saunders was a terrible hire. He sucked in Washington too by the way..... he's another guy who shouldn't be a head coach. Do you remember who didn't like Saunders??? One of LA's own, Rasheed Wallace! Could you see any other team in the league hiring Michael Curry???? Frank has done a decent job with what he has. Ever since Joe D decided they needed to rebuild and traded Chauncey Detroit has just lacked the talent. With a top 3 pick this year they'll be back in the mix of things. They have some really nice young pieces. Detroit doesn't do a good job of hiring coaches. The last good one they had there was Carlisle but that was back when he was a jerk to about everyone and he rubbed management the wrong way. Regardless of all of that, Kuester was by far the worst of the bunch. Why should a team like the Lakers be going after a coach (even as an assistant) who did such a bad job, with a team that just wasn't very good?
Flip Saunders was so bad he lasted only 10 years for the TWolves?
His winning % was 57% or better in 5 of his last 6 yrs there including 61%, 62% and 70% from 2001 to 2004.
3 yrs in Detroit his record was 78%, 65% and 72% winning % enroute to 3 straight conference finals.