Brian Hill Should Replace John Kuester As Detroit Pistons Head Coach

January 16th, 2011 by Ross Maghielse Leave a reply »
There was a moment during the Detroit Pistons' recent win over the Sacramento Kings that Pistons President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars should have taken notice of.

During a third quarter timeout, assistant coach Brian Hill had the team huddled near the bench, and head coach John Kuester stood on the outside of the huddle, looking over Hill's shoulder as he drew up the ensuing play. The same scenario unfolded multiple times in the Pistons' previous win over Toronto as well.

It's painfully obvious Kuester's voice falls on deaf ears in the Detroit locker room. Hill's, however, may not.

Sitting at 11th place in a dismal Eastern Conference (the Pistons were 14-26 entering Sunday), Detroit is in need of change, even if it is just change for change's sake.

Swapping out Kuester for Hill is the easiest step towards breathing new life into the team. It's a change that should have been made yesterday.

Hill has a wealth of NBA head coaching experience, something Kuester came to Detroit without. While he is under .500 all time as an NBA head coach (298-315), he reached the playoffs four times, including back-to-back trips to th ...

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