BROWN SOAP OPERA ENTERS FINAL COUNT DOWN -- YIPPEE!!
It ends today.
Pistons Coach Larry Brown had last night to think about his future with the ball club and he has until this afternoon to tell the Pistons his intentions. Pistons owner Bill Davidson wanted to know what Brown can do for the Pistons this upcoming season.
Details of Wednesday's meeting remain sketchy but the issue of Brown versus the Pistons will be resolved today. We might not get full disclosure but this is the final meeting.
Brown will either be bought out of his contract or the Pistons will get assurances from Brown that he will coach the team next season with full zest and desire.
Finally, we get the final count down of his two-month stare down.
This has dragged out way too long. We understand Brown has health issues. He was in pain after three surgeries this season, including a procedure to fix his bladder last week.
But Brown's return was hazy way back in November. Brown told his boys around the league before the season began that he was unsure if he could return to coach the 2005-2006 season. Since there are few secrets in the NBA, the Pistons caught wind of this.
They became worried and were taking mental notes on possible replacements during the gloomy days of winter.
They had to. The Pistons were worried Brown would make a quick exit like Allan Houston and Grant Hill. They were fearful of him holding them hostage like Doug Collins did a few seasons ago when he went deep into the summer not knowing if he would return.
It is time for the Pistons to move on with or without Brown. And Brown needs to tell the Pistons what is on his mind. It is one thing to tell the media you want to return and coach the Pistons. It is another to tell Dumars and Davidson, which he failed to do.
I will give Brown this much. He knows how to put on a good show. The only thing missing in this drama was the car chases.
The drama ends today. I cannot wait for the exciting conclusion.