ESPN’s Marc Stein chimed in on the latest Pistons controversy, and he took a similar view to me: the are no perfect solutions about how to handle John Kuester. However, Stein says firing Kuester is the best option, and I say keeping Kuester is preferable.
I can see both sides, and Stein argues the alternative well:
The organization has to make its own statement on top of the damage those players have done to their own reputations … especially after Terry Foster of the Detroit News reported Friday on his WXYT-FM radio show that some of the same players were planning a similar protest on the morning of the Pistons’ final game before the All-Star break against Indiana but called it off and wound up winning when they were told that Kuester would be ousted during the break.
Kuester obviously wasn’t dismissed during All-Star Weekend, but it’s thoroughly pointless now — no matter what happens to the players — to keep Kuester in place when he lost this group long ago and has been undermined to such an extent that there’s no way he can possibly be regarded as an option to coach this team next season.
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