Posted by Bob Biscigliano
Piston fans have been sporting their W.W.J.D. bracelets all around town for the past week trying to predict who Joe Dumars would appoint as the new Pistons head coach. Today, that question has been answered as he named former Piston, former NBA Players' Association President, and father of one of my high school classmates, as the man in charge for the 2008-2009 season-Michael Curry. If you looked Curry up in the dictionary you would get the following definitions: 1) a pungent dish of vegetables, onions, meat or fish, etc., flavored with various spices or curry powder, and often eaten with rice 2) a roleplayer who averaged 4½ points, 1.6 rebounds and 20 minutes a game in his career, but was able to stay in the league as a journey-man because of his leadership and tough defensive skills. Joe Dumars is very fond of Curry and feels he is the man to take the Pistons over the Eastern Conference Finals hump that has gotten in the way the past three seasons.