Monday, January 25th, 2010 at 10:30 am  |  12 responses

John Kuester, Tayshaun Clear Up Beef

They got into it on Friday night during a home loss to Indy, but player and coach both say there’s no more drama: “Detroit coach John Kuester addressed Friday night’s verbal spat with forward Tayshaun Prince before Saturday’s game against Portland. ‘This is an emotional game,’ Kuester said. ‘It wasn’t anything that escalated. He wanted to win and he expressed a couple thoughts.’ With seven minutes left and the Pistons trailing the Pacers by 23 points, Kuester had seen enough and pulled Prince, Richard Hamilton and Charlie Villanueva. Prince and Kuester then got into a verbal quarrel and Prince had to be restrained by teammates. Kuester downplayed the incident, but defended his actions to empty the bench. ‘You can sense a change had to be made and that’s when I decided to make that move,’ Kuester said. Prince, playing in his first game since Jan. 9, logged 24 minutes and had seven points and six rebounds. Kuester said he and Prince spoke before Saturday’s game to clear the air.”

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  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    You know things are bad when Tayshaun is yelling at the coach. Dude is crazy laid back.

  • http://fjkld.com Jukai

    Tayshaun pulled a Pippen

  • ab_40

    trade him to cleveland

  • underdog

    Free Prince & Hamilton. They deserve better.

  • http://lacuevacrosscountry.com Slick Nick Da Ruler

    Tayshaun to Boston for Scalabrine, T Allen, House.

  • http://www.slamonline.com barnabusb

    Everyone deserves better at this point. The franchise is spinning its wheels with Hamilton and Prince still playing, and they’re wasting a few good years when they don’t have many left. Tank the season, draft John Wall, and go from there.

  • http://theurbangriot.com/ NUPE

    Cleveland is clearly looking and between the rumors with Stat and Jamison, I wouldn’t be surprised if Tay ends up in a Cavs uniform. Asuming he’s healthy and back in game shape, he would fit perfectly with Clevelands defensive scheme, which can’t be said for Stat. His offense isn’t as good as a stat or jamison but you certainly can’t play off of him either.

  • riggs

    John wall isnt going to change much, Hire TAD as the new GM, thatll be a good start.

  • http://www.youtube.com/ L

    Free Rip and Prince

  • tomtom

    send him to cleveland???? and where do you propose he plays?? behind LBJ is the only fit on that team, so he wouldnt clock any minutes to fit into that defencive scheme. Not that he is what they need anyway. They got shaq, but they still dont have ANYBODY who they can dump it in the post and get a high %look. Lakers do, Spurs do, Boston do, orlando do. thats why they wont make it any further than the eastern conf. champs. again.

  • http://myspace.com/weezyleezy337 GametimeWeezy

    cosign L to the fullest

  • http://jayemmbee.blogspot.com ClutchPerformer

    co-sign Allenp, its so true