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Worst. Idea. Ever.
Hiring him as team shrink would be the worst idea ever.
Why? Sheed is a guy who was known as one of the craftiest players in the league, he knows all the tricks of the trade and can relate to the players. Great pick up if true
Capable of communicating his tricks to today's player? I don't recall him being a floor general or coaching material. Ire all him being quite a personality and technical foul legend.
Maybe we can put both him and laimbeer on the bench and they can have a contest to see who gets t'd up more?
I'll admit he had some baggage early in his career, but he was the heart and soul of the Pistons team. before sheed players didn't all hang out together every night, it was Sheed who bought everyone championship belts. Melo said the Knicks fell apart after Sheed was injured and the cut, he was the Knick's Juwan Howard if anyone actually follows the NBA you would know Howard is credited by the Heat players for helping win the finals last year even though he hardly touched the floor
You may also look this up, when Sheed went down the stubbled both times he rejoined them on bench and they won a lot of games to finish out the season, they cut him before playoffs and they fell apart. Any true Knicks fan that paid any attention to them this year will tell you as much
Rasheed had more potential than any player I remember. I used to love when he would get mad, and go dominate the low post. I would love him here to teach that shoulder lean, turn around baseline jumper to Andre Drummond, and Greg Monroe. Ben Wallace and Chauncey did so much for that team, but I personally believe that Sheed meant the most to that team because he had the skills and the swagger to make people like him.
Guess I shouldn't have said "can it get any worse?".
Would be a lot more fun if I heard about this before last night. Pistons are dead to me.
A need for Sheed.
In all seriousness, he's someone who will get the players' respect right off the bat. I can see him filling a Bacari Alexander type of role. And the dude has seen literally everything.
Bacari Alexander and the Michigan staff are known for squeezing every ounce of potential out of under-talented, physically inferior players. That is the antithesis of Rasheed Wallace. He may help to keep the mood jovial in the lockeroom but that doesn't translate to being a good coach. The reason the Pistons had so many ECF appearances but only two Finals appearances was because they began to lack motivation and drive and Rasheed Wallace was at the forefront of that movement. How can you expect a guy like that to motivate developing players in a losing environment?
People have had Sheed pegged as a future coach for years. Even back in his Pistons days.
Sheed coaching is a win.
Nothing will change my mind about the Pistons. Brian put it best, Joe Dumars is dead to me.
Speaking of last night, you gotta love Bobcat fans...
Get off Brian's dick.
Not sure if people realize but, if the Pistons make the playoffs next year, they lose their 1st round pick to the Bobcats. Remember, next years draft is supposed to be very deep. You better hope Joe D doesn't go out and sign Andre Iguodala and Jarrett Jack. The east is so weak they could very well make the playoffs, lose the pick and waste cap space in the process. This team really needs to tank next season otherwise they could become the Atlanta Hawks or Milwaukee Bucks. Good enough to make the playoffs every year but never have a shot at a title.
If the Pistons don't make the playoffs next year, Joe Dumars is going to get fired.
In the 'defense of Joe d' thread d as a rebuttal to the OP, because creating that kind of situation, where a winning record means the organization loses and losing means only Joe d wins, is one more reason he's a bad GM.
It doesn't necessarily mean he's a bad GM.
That sort of thing happens all of the time, and it's up to the owner to ensure GMs aren't doing things in the short term to save their jobs that will ultimately hurt the organization in the long run.
I been saying that the past 2 or 3 years and Joe D is still running things.
this team still is not built to win championships. It is a team of role players, not stars. It lacks a go-to guy, a playmaker. This is what happens when you refuse to bottom out to get a shot at elite talent.
This team is going nowhere.
Next years draft is loaded. Philly and Boston just blew up their teams to have a chance at Wiggins and Parker. It might not work but at least they are going for it. In today's NBA you can't win a title without a superstar. The 2004 Pistons are the last and only team to do it, and that "team" was special plus they had a very good point guard in Billups. Which is why I wanted the Pistons to draft Burke. He might not be the next Chris Paul but, there is that chance that he could be. KCP is a very raw overall prospect, best case scenario is what? Tayshuan or Rip?
he is a lights out shooter who is a good athlete. He carried the team and was the team offensively. Still was efficient despite the fact that he was doubled teamed on a daily basis. Throw in the fact that he can rebound and defend is a bonus.
If any, Tony Mitchell is more raw than KCP but Mitchell's potential is greater than any '13 draftees because of his size/athleticism.
Any team would be happy to have Monroe and Drummond on their roster especially Drummond. I would say that Drummond would yield at least 2 1st round picks in a trade and that is not enough for me to trade him away because Drummond is a future superstar. Monroe is borderline all-star and is not a role player. He will be an important piece for a championship team in the future.
I like KCP, Mitchell, Monroe, Drummond as the main core going forward. Your evaluations on Pistons basketball players are suspect at best. The fact you think Drummond is not good is laughable.
The NBA lacks parity. 8 different teams have won a title in the last 30 years. Good thing Detroit is one of them with their 3 titles.
That's true, and one of the reasons even stating that you need a superstar to win is bullshit.
You don't need a superstar, plenty of teams have had superstars and won nothing. You need the RIGHT superstar.
Since Magic Johnson entered the league in 1979 the NBA finals have involved either Magic, Bird, Isiah, Jordan, Hakeem, Duncan, Kobe, Shaq, LeBron, or DWade.
So, 10 players have decided the fate of the entire league for the past 34 years. If you didn't have one of those players, chances are, you didn't win anything.
Get off Dumars dick.
Joe Dumars knows as much about drafting quality talent as a blind man knows about flying a supersonic jet.
If he's on Dumars' dick, then you're the crazy homeless person leaving a dozen threatening messages on his voicemail every night, camped out in the bushes outside his house with a knife, hoping to stab him in the neck when he leaves for work in the morning.
hey you gave away my hiding spot.
You have a promising career in public relations ahead of you.
I don't know any fanbases that would react differently to their team taking Cody Zeller when Noel, Len, and McLemore were all still available
If nothing else, he will be entertaining to watch on the sidelines and in the postgame.
Ball Don't Lie
More like bench don't lie.
Very interesting, but just a possibility at this point. Let me know when it's GUARANSHEED!
I was flying to Detroit from Raleigh-Durham Airport on Tuesday and guess who sat next to me...Sheed!
(Pics or it didn't happen disclaimer: I was going to say what's up, but he gave a general aura of Don't Disturb Me. I'm not mad, love Sheed...just saying I didn't commemorate the occasion with a photo or autograph)
Literally. He had headphones on and his hoody over his face and walked into me despite my best effort to move. We exchanged a fist bump and didnt speak.
Dude definitely does the, "leave me alone" thing.
/cool story bro
Next year's draft is supposed to be crazy deep, that's assuming everyone who is expected to declare does. People are assuming that depth includes (according to a fair mock draft I just looked at) 7 of the top 11 picks just graduated from HS. What if some of them stay in school? Of the 4 that aren't included in that? 3 of them just finished their freshman year. What if Kentucky makes it to the Final Four but doesn't win and some of those players decide they want another run at it? There's a chance some of those guys wait a year to improve their stock, since it IS supposed to be so deep. If the team I used to care about can be good, be good. Why tank to keep the pick when the current GM screws up picks like this past year anyhow?
Beat me to it. No amount of assistant coaching is going to offset the 30 techs this guy is going to get jawing at referees. I mean, I love 'Sheed but come on.
I'm kind of surprised he'd be interested in coaching, because he couldn't keep his mouth shut when the refs were felonious. /balldon'tlie
Who the hell are the pistons? Is it that team that plays in Auburn Hills but for some reason say they are from Detroit.
NY Giants and Jets don't even play in the state of New York. What's your point?
my point is they suck
As long as we get more Sheed Christmas Carols, I'm cool with it.
It's Sheed doing a remix to "Jingle Bells". That's funny.
How did I miss this? Sheed has style!
To teach Drummond and Monroe maturity and professionalism....
Greg Monroe is already as mature as they come. Drummond seems like a hard working guy as well. Sheed could teach them a lot about the game if he is a good coach.
Worst idea ever, sure, but it would also be hilarious.
did not see that one coming.
Maybe he's an awesome coach and motivator.
Cal fans can re-use their Jason Kidd Knicks jersey...That's right, THJ is sporting #5. No word on Trey's number yet.
Both teams played hard
Ball don't lie!
I don't know why people criticize Sheed so much. Yes, he should have gone to the block more. Yes, he left Robert Horry after being told not to.
He was also the difference in 2004 IMO. Even though he has had temper problems, he was in the right on most of his technicals and everything I've heard from his past teammates is that they loved having him.
Detroit is a tire fire. Sheed might as well get his day.
Now somebody mail this to the freep as a column.
This would grab my interest, at least a little - though I'd still care a lot more if they had Burke on the team. I think Sheed could potentially be a good coach if he can keep his composure on the bench (a big "if").
About crying over the Pistons should've drafted Burke. I love Burke too but it was probably the best decision