Monday, May 30, 2005

LARRY BROWN ACCEPTS CAVS JOB?

Stay tuned my NBA people are telling me Pistons Coach Larry Brown may have accepted the Cleveland Cavaliers front office job or is pretty damn close. It is not on A-1 authority but I am checking it out. Stay tuned. I will up date as soon as I get more information.

15 Comments:

Blogger Kevin Antcliff said...

Wow. If he did this in the middle of a playoff run, I'll hate him forever. If you want out, fine. But do it AFTER you've done your job, not while your CURRENT team is struggling.

If this is true, he'd jump off my "Likes" list and onto one of the top spots on my "You're an idiot" list.

I'll lose any and all respect for him.

11:04 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's behind the timing of this? Is Cleveland demanding an answer - why? And who else are they considering?

I actually have nothing against Larry Brown taking this since his health seems to prevent him from coaching further. He has worked a plan with this Pistons team that has been remarkable and a joy to watch.

That said - why this timing? What will be the impact on Piston morale?

As a fan I can understand where you are coming from Kevin. Still, what I really want is victory now - and let what happens after the season happen.

11:38 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

See, Kevin, i wouldn't add Larry Brown to my hate list. I would, however, put Dan Gilbert (the quickenloans guy, onwer of the Cavs, MSU grad) on that list.

The rumor is he offered LB the job, and LB has until today to decide if he wants it or not.

I can't fault LB for taking a job that would be easier on his old, battered body, plus it's no secret he goes to sleep everynight in a LeBron Jersey.

Plus, without LB i don't think we would've won the championship last year, so I will forever be thankful for that.

Now, if he DID accept this job, I have to wonder about 2 things-
#1- was his health thing he keeps bringing up just an excuse? Because wouldn't he still need the surgery if he's a GM? So is this job dependant on his recovery?

#2- Will Joe D, or anybody in the organization just say, "Larry, your job situation is too much of a distraction for being down 2-1 in the ECF, sorry but we can't continue like this" and relieve him of his duties early?

11:49 AM

 
Blogger Kevin Antcliff said...

It's all about timing to me. I'm fine with him leaving if he wants to leave. I have zero problem with that.

But to make a decision like this in the middle of a war, to take focus away from his current duties and a team that obviously needs him, and to let such a massive distraction in - his timing is attrocious. It's hurting the team.

Again, if he said he was leaving June 20th, good luck and thanks for everything. But not now, and not like this.

11:52 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

See, but It's not Larry Brown's choice with the timing- It's Dan Gilbert's timeframe.

11:54 AM

 
Blogger Kevin Antcliff said...

He could say "if you want me, wait for me. I have a job to do."

If the job is gone when he is in the right place to discuss it, he can get another one. There are numerous teams that would jump all over having LB.

He needs to step up, show some integrity and say that he is the Head Coach of the Pistons, and he's too focused on righting this ship to talk about other opportunities.

That would be "playing the right way" in my opinion.

My question is this: If he DOES leave now, or if Joe asks him to step down, does Gar take over? Dear Lord, I hope not.

11:58 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sure hope Gar Heard has nothing to do with the team.

My wish would be that Joe D takes over as interim coach, because at least he'd have the respect of the team.

12:02 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

somebody is wrong:

Isn't this rumor 100% opposite of this Detroit News Story?

http://www.detnews.com/2005/pistons/0505/30/D06-197877.htm

12:08 PM

 
Blogger WTFDetroit.com said...

If true, do you think Joe D will pull a Bo Schembechler (Frieder/Fisher) and not allow the Cavs Pres. to coach the Pistons?

If so, how about Chuck Daly as an interim coach?

He's still tuned in to what this team is all about, and the fans would embrace him in a second.

Please, just no Laimbeer.

12:45 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This may be harsh on Larry Brown, but I can't defend Larry too Much:

So, one top team official asked me last week, "Why don't you guys in the media point out that the guy who talks about `playing the right way' is the biggest hypocrite in the NBA? Here's a guy in the middle of a playoff run, the most important time for his franchise, committing the biggest sin. He's looking for a job while he's under contract. I'd be screaming it everywhere to everyone. What can be more wrong than that? Where's all the loyalty he always talks about? The commitment? The dedication?"

http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/cs-0505300215may30,1,2285733.column?page=1&coll=cs-columnists

3:25 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scoop Jackson has a nice little article on the Larry Borwn Situation, on espn.com's page 2:

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=jackson/050530&num=0

(if the link doesn't work:

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/ story?page=jackson/050530&num=0

(remove the space/line in between the link)
)

6:17 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good god I was so pissed after I read this. The guy is a total mercenary in my book. Even taking last year's championship into consideration, I'd rather have Rick Carlisle instead of LB the two-faced beyotch. At least Carlisle has a little class. I hope LBeyotch gets booed every time Cleveland comes to town.

BRING BACK RICK!!!!!

Andy

7:31 PM

 
Blogger T Foster said...

Even if Brown and the Cavs reach an agreement during the playoffs it makes no sense i Joe or anybody else taking over the team. This is not college basketball. This is the pros and despite the distractions Brown is still their best option.
And Joe does not want to coach. That is a bad idea

6:06 AM

 
Blogger T Foster said...

And we won't see Gary Herd either- -- thank goodness

6:07 AM

 
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