Another boring football news period, so as I watched the NBA finals I got to thinking about what Gores can do to make the Pistons a top echelon team, again, if possible.
The newest NBA trend is to have a multi-star team. Superstars can't do it alone as LeBron has learned. It may not be possible to get the 3-Star team like Miami, but what if we had a team with 2 solid superstars. This is all wishful thinking, but the next two years both Dwight Howard and Chris Paul are moving on. What if Gores can open up his checkbook and draw these two to the D.
I know, I know, not likely, but here are a few things that might help.
1. Although the Pistons lack a superstar, we do have a number of SOLID players. Rip, Stuckey, Monroe, Gordon, Charlie V. (meh), hooked up with the likes of Paul and Howard would be a formidable force. Miami doesn't have much of a bench, but they can survive wth 3 stars. 2 super stars with a bunch of solid veterans may be tough to beat.
2. Detroit City would give these guys idol status if they came in and lifted the spirits of a beat up city with a long playoff run or championship. Idol status is hard to come by on the coasts (NY or LA).
I'm not sure about a coach, yet, but you don't need a proven veteran coach who has been to half the teams in the league already. The young pup coach in Miami is doing pretty well.
Again, this is fantasy, but one can dream. Gores has money, let's see if he can use it.
Food for thought as we dream of September.