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Detroit Pistons Considering Isiah Thomas For GM Position


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Posted March 01, 2014 - 05:56 PM

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Isiah Thomas will be back in Auburn Hills at the end of the month to help the Pistons commemorate the 25th anniversary of their first championship team. And we’re hearing that he could be in line to return to the team, a few months after the weekend festivities, for a permanent gig. League sources say that Pistons owner Tom Gores is seriously thinking of making what has been a long-overdue, front-office shakeup after the season, with Thomas recently emerging as a top candidate to take over the role of the team’s top basketball executive from his former backcourt mate, Joe Dumars.

 
Here’s something to remember if Thomas gets the job: In the likely event that Mike Woodson is fired at season’s end, he’ll have a nice landing spot in Detroit. Thomas and Woodson are former Indiana University teammates and talk regularly about Knick-related matters. Thomas was instrumental in bringing Woodson to New York as Mike D’Antoni’s “defensive” assistant, which made him the coach-in-waiting when Carmelo Anthony turned on D’Antoni.

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Posted March 01, 2014 - 06:30 PM

They already have a stephon Marbury 2.0 in Brandon Jennings so it would be a perfect match!



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Posted March 01, 2014 - 06:31 PM

Detroit has been through enough.


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Posted March 01, 2014 - 06:50 PM

wow...


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Posted March 01, 2014 - 06:58 PM

The way he handled the GM job in NY, I'd say this is a downgrade from Joe Dumars being GM.



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Posted March 01, 2014 - 07:19 PM

It baffles me how these idiots keep getting work. Look what he did to NY. He did a horrible job there and had 0 excuses. He must have dirt on these owners or something to keep getting work. 



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Posted March 01, 2014 - 07:32 PM

lmao the Pistons are so sad



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Posted March 01, 2014 - 09:41 PM

When you sign Brandon Jennings and Josh Smith to HUGE contracts in one off-season you know your Front Office and management is headed in the wrong direction.  Especially when you already had two young bigs in Monroe and Drummond.


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Posted March 01, 2014 - 11:44 PM

When you sign Brandon Jennings and Josh Smith to HUGE contracts in one off-season you know your Front Office and management is headed in the wrong direction.  Especially when you already had two young bigs in Monroe and Drummond.

Well when you let your franchise be bad for so long and have the entire league thinking you don't have ever have a chance at winning anything you need to over pay guys just to come there and those guys care more about money than winning.

 

The only way for a team like them to actually get better is by getting lucky in the draft or random young FA that turns out to be a superstar like Cleveland did with lebron.



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Posted March 02, 2014 - 09:47 AM

Well when you let your franchise be bad for so long and have the entire league thinking you don't have ever have a chance at winning anything you need to over pay guys just to come there and those guys care more about money than winning.

 

The only way for a team like them to actually get better is by getting lucky in the draft or random young FA that turns out to be a superstar like Cleveland did with lebron.

 

I'm sorry but a majority of your statement is incorrect.

The Pistons franchise was a successful franchise less than a decade ago.  I will never forget when the underdog combo of Ben Wallace, Rasheed Wallace, Chauncey, and Rip upsetted the 04 Lakers and Malone retiring without a ring.  The Pistons Franchise was solid and one of the best in the east from 2004-2008ish.

 

2004 - Won the NBA Finals

2005 - Lost the NBA Finals (in 7 games)

2006 - Lost the Eastern Conference Finals

2007 - Lost Eastern Conference Finals

 

As you can see, just several year ago they were a team in contention but obviously in any professional sport, things change.  Last year they had the money to make the proper moves or could have easily kept most of it and made a run at some names in this years free agency.  Unfortunately, they threw money at the wrong players and are now in a whole.


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