Larry Brown Leaving Town?
It might be true that Larry Brown did not talk to the Cleveland Cavaliers about taking over the team after the season.
However, he won't be the Pistons head coach next season and here is hoping President Joe Dumars is at least thinking about replacements. Brown looks like a man who needs a break. He has health issues. He is tired and he needs to take at least a season off -- if not retire all together.
Brown has been telling his buddies in the league that he has had enough. This was before health issues slowed him. This was even before the brawl at The Palace.
Brown does not even like coaching games. He admitted that to me during a preseason interview. If he had his way he would run practices, conduct coaching clinics and watch Pistons games on television in his living room. But NBA coaching does not work that way. Teams make you do it all, that includes going to games.
Brown is a heck of a coach. He is exactly what the Pistons need. But we knew he was a quick fix. He would only be here for two or three seasons. I won't be player hating on him when he does leave.
My advice for Dumars is to get his ducks in a row. He should be calling potential coaching candidates now before they are all hired. That includes people like Phil Jackson (rumored to be taking the New York Knicks job), Maurice Cheeks and Flip Saunders.
There are good candidates and Dumars must land one of them.