Tuesday, July 05, 2005


Can we end the Larry Brown thing today?
We keep hearing Larry Brown wants to return. And we keep hearing Pistons President Joe Dumars wants him to return.
Brown has led the Pistons to the last two NBA Finals. So why all the drama?
Yes, Brown has health issues. And yes Brown is stalling, delaying when he will tell Dumars yah or nay to whether he can coach next season.
But his brother Herb Brown said Brown's health issues are correctable and that he should be able to coach next season. If that is the case then Brown should return.
The guy is high maintenance. He wants to be loved all the time and he loves to flirt with the next team. But the bottom line is the Pistons are better off with him than without.
Both sides have been hurt by Brown flirting with the New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers.
Some Pistons fans grew tired of his act. Did you hear the smattering of boos during the Eastern Conference Finals against Miami?
In many regards Brown is like a tramp who you cannot trust on the streets.
But the tramp can cook and clean. The tramp can also coach a team.
I'd welcome this tramp back in my house with a just one stipulation.
Focus on home and only home. Larry Brown should come out and say the Pistons are his dream job. This is where he wants to be and he has no interest in any other team. The Pistons need fewer distractions, not more.
Is there a chance Brown could lose the Pistons this season? Sure, but I think the chances are slim. He has at least one more year getting through to these guys. Beyond that it becomes a crap shoot.
Guys let's settle this today.
What can Brown do for you?
How about shut his trap and coach.


Blogger dt said...


It really is simple - Larry Brown as coach of the Pistons maximizes our chances to win the NBA Championship and Joe Dumars knows this. Thankfully, he is the one running the basketball operations at the Palace.

7:46 AM

Blogger billionaire said...

wait this is not terry foster writing this. Mr let's get Flip this or Nate that. I am thoroughly shocked to see Terry come on board with my line of thinking or should I say blogging on the importance of Brown. I now feel like Mike when Terry jabs him on the radio hahahahhah

9:00 AM

Blogger WTFDetroit.com said...

Glad you are coming around on this Terry! lol

LB is the best coach in the business. If every stone is not overturned in an attempt to keep him, then Joe D/Davidson/Wilson is doing a disservice to this franchise.

Who cares about the drama that comes along with LB? It's all about the W's and the rings.

The man coaches his ass off.

9:38 AM

Blogger billionaire said...

WHere is Real Right it seems he has dissappeared ? I am still floored on Terry doing a 360. I really understand what Mike feels hahahahah

9:44 AM

Blogger billionaire said...

Folks don;t forget to make your bids on that charity For the Rosemary A Hockney fund check Terry earlier blog

9:46 AM

Anonymous Matt S. said...

Hey Terry, LB needs to return to the Pistons next season. Without him, i honestly don't see us adjusting well to a new coach to make a nice run at the finals. I could be wrong, but i just see us going farther with LB coaching us. Hopefully he's able and does come back.

11:17 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you sure that's not Mike typing stuff as Terry, maybe Terry walked away from his computer and Mike wrote this.

The Terry Foster I've read here the last couple of months would've never said something like this- what happened to the "gentleman's agreement" with 'ol Flippy?

11:35 AM

Blogger T Foster said...

I have always written under the premise that Brown is not coming back. So yes I am still a Flip or Nate guy. But the bottom line is is you can work something out have him coach you ball club. I have always believed that. I always assumed he wanted out.

12:25 PM

Blogger T Foster said...

And billion,
I did not do a 360. It is called a 180

12:25 PM

Blogger T Foster said...

I think the gentleman's agreement kicks in if Brown leaves. Have you noticed half the league is waiting on Brown. Isiah Thomas, Bill Laimbeer, Flip Saunders, Terry Porter and Nate McMIllian are waiting on this guy.
LB is the domino

12:27 PM

Blogger hitman said...

Quit bustin T's chops. He never said that Larry shouldn't come back he only said that he didn't think that he would. Big Difference.

And billionaire, if you are trying to say that T has switched his position I believe it's called a 180....a 360 would merely bring him back to his original position.

12:36 PM

Blogger hitman said...

oops too slow, T's already handled it...

12:38 PM

Anonymous Brent said...

You're right about LB being the domino.

Any word on why Michael Curry dropped out of the running for the Pacers assistant job?

2:01 PM

Blogger WTFDetroit.com said...


That is really troubling.

Can you tell me where you heard that about Curry? Any chance you've got a link?

3:45 PM

Blogger billionaire said...

Hitman and Tfoster see with terry changing directions it has me using cliches incorrectly

3:53 PM

Blogger Ian C. said...

This is so tiresome. I'm tired of reading about it, I'm tired of seeing ESPN reports about it. Larry, stop the drama and just come back as Pistons coach. Do you just want a hug from Joe D? He can do that for you. But enough of the drama, man. You're worse than the girlfriend who always wants to get into an argument.

7:22 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's an amazing solution no one has thought of. It's called "medical leave."

In every other profession, a valued employee in poor health gets time off to recuperate. With a veteran club like the Pistons, there's no reason why Dumars couldn't publicly announce that a competent staffer (eg, Hammond or Hanners) would run the club on an interim basis until Larry was ready to return. If he's serious about staying, he'll be back by the All Star break; if not, it forces his hand to jump ship before the other jobs are gone. Makes sense, yes? It's not like Flip Saunders is a once-in-a-lifetime coach or something, so I don't see why we'd wait and allow the controversy to fester.

9:40 PM

Blogger DonVitoCorleone said...

More Larry Brown drama.
Wake me up when the season starts.

11:44 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry T and everyone else, in advance for my post. I know its off subject, but I HAVE to get this off my chest, before I go artest.

There's a story on TSN (canada's ESPN pretty much), about what some NHL teams are going to do about ticket prices if/when play resumes next year.


This REALLY pisses me off. After all the pain, after killing the season, after kinda kiling their own sport, this is what we get? This is "sorry"?

This only things some teams are doing to "fix" their attendence problems and win back fans is : "we will not increase ticket prices".\, meaning tickets will be the same price they were the last time NHL hockey was played.


And then another Bunch of teams are only discounting tickets for people who already have season packages- how does that get NEW fans into the rink??? If everyone in your rink had a season ticket package already I'm guessing you wouldn't have even needed the lockout, but obviously you're struggling, so why aren't they trying to get new fans???

I've head rumors that wings season ticket flyers have already been sent out, and the prices are the same from last year!

fvck the NHL (and in my case the wings), I'm spending my money at the palace with the Pistons- #1 Organization in all of sports, and you can still get $10 tickets, and playoffs tix for like $12, and if you're lucky NBA final tix for $20. And they give you the TOTAL fan experience (plus a brawl once every century)- great arena, thunderstix are free, cheerleaders (ok, dance team-Automotion?), great staff, semi-reasonable food prices... THe JLA is ugly( good fan atmosphere, but it is a NASTY arena), food is way too $$, andits a very old-fashioned rink. Not going to win new fans with that.

I'm really furious with Carolina, Chicago, Atlanta, Florida, NYI, NYR (only 10%???), Phoenix( the 2 people who have season tix will benefit, but how does that help the fringe fans?), STL Blues (oooh, $77 tix are now $72 , lets jump in joy)...

And I thought hockey can't piss me off any more than they already had. Thanks, idiots.

Heck, the way it sounds like is that if the NHLPA would've settled for the December or Feb. NHL offers, then the NHL would've raised ticket prices significantly? Becasue those deals were much worse for the Owners from what I hear.

Anyways, I feel a little better now, thanks for letting me rant everyone.

12:50 AM

Blogger T Foster said...

Maybe you got it right. Maybe we should have a big hug fest in front of the Palace. Anybody who wants Brown to return will show up and give him a big hug. We could have thousands of people there

3:22 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if we can get into the guinnes book of records with the biggest group hug?

We already have wig night at the palace, right? why not "hug' night?

11:09 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heck this is perfect!

"Largest Group Hug
In partnership with The Force, the largest group hug consisted of 5,117 students, staff and friends from St. Matthew Catholic High School who hugged each other for at least 10 seconds in Orleans, Ontario, Canada on April 23, 2004."

We should have an "LB appreciation day" and everyone should have a big group hug with LB, maybe then he'll feel appreciated and stop this joke.

OR, 1270/the sports inferno can get LB on the phone, and bribe people to call in and confess their love for LB.

11:12 AM

Anonymous Justin Spiro said...

Brown is an 1130 guy, and so are the Pistons. Unfortunately, that would never happen.

Bottom line: You are not going to find a better coach than Brown. Give me a big bottle of aspirin and I'll take this headache any day of the week.

11:27 AM

Blogger WTFDetroit.com said...

Terry, do you want to elaborate on your "Flip Saunders as the Pistons new TV analyst" idea that you described on DSR last night?

I'm surprised that you haven't done so here yet.

1:40 PM

Blogger The_Real_Right_Way said...

The problem is most great coaches and players have egos that need to be stroked. The opportunity to coach in a large market such as New York or L.A. is something that has to intrigue most coaches of LB caliber.

I can imagine Larry thinking, "if I go to New York, and turn that franchise around, I will leave the game as one of the most revered coaches in the history of the game. However, if I stay here I will continue to be regarded as a very good coach that most of the country doesn't care about."

Ego drives that determination to be the next Phil Jackson coaching phenom.

3:21 PM

Blogger The_Real_Right_Way said...

I think tramps will always be tramps, just when you think they love you, the pool boy is working overtime.

The only way to keep a tramp at home is to give them what they want. If they can't find it at home, they are creeping just like Brown.

The truth of the matter is Detroit cannot offer Brown what he wants. Fame and reverance. If he stays he will continue to creep.

3:29 PM

Blogger billionaire said...

I wonder if Brown is like that female who is a ten but whose self esteem makes her a 1. It seems Larry has always been searching for validation. We all recognize how great of a coach he is but he seems to not realize that. The Real I do question even if he goes to New York and turns that ship around he still would not be satisfied. So as you do with a girl thats a 10 you must continue to stroke that ego so that esteem can be high the same you must treat Larry Brown

5:46 PM

Blogger The_Real_Right_Way said...


I think you are right, I don't think you ever satisfy LB. It is not in his makeup. He will always look for a better situation.

I think New York is as close to satisfying him as he will ever get.

And Terry,

I don't think we will ever hear LB say coaching the Pistons is his dream job. He has already put his stake in the ground on where his ideal job is. Saying anything else would be a sham.

11:05 PM

Anonymous Matt S. said...

Terry you are the man....

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