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Monday, January 24th, 2011 at 9:05 am  |  17 responses

Rip Hamilton Was ‘Offended’ By His Coach

Things are growing ever testier in Motown, as the bench-saddled Hamilton tells the media that his coach’s clumsy attempts to talk through things weren’t greatly appreciated. From the Free Press: “Hamilton told the Free Press on Sunday morning that Kuester’s attempt to reach out to him consisted of Jerry Hendon, the team’s security head, coming to him a minute before the team was meeting to go over strategy for Saturday’s game with Phoenix to tell him Kuester wanted to talk to him. ‘I felt offended that he sent Jerry instead of coming himself or sending an assistant coach,’ Hamilton said. ‘I could tell Jerry was uncomfortable and I said no.’ He didn’t say how or when, but Kuester told the media Saturday evening that he tried to make a connection with his shooting guard. Hamilton hasn’t played in seven games since becoming the subject of trade talks with New Jersey and Denver and lost his starting position to Rodney Stuckey. ‘We made overtures and one of the things that’s important is he is somebody that’s on our team now,’ Kuester said before Saturday’s game. ‘We know that and we’ve reached out to him.’”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Just trade him already.

  • Yann Blavec

    Now they can’t do anything else.

  • rayray

    Trade him to LA for Barnes and Walton

  • http://zenguu Max

    Trade or play him.

  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    What a quagmire.

  • MUBWAR

    Everyone talks about how players like James disrespects teams but let’s take a look at how 1 classy dude is being b!tch handled by a crappy non deserving team.

  • MUBWAR

    And what will L.A. do with another SG Max

  • http://www.hoopsvibe.com/features/overdribbling chiqo

    i know we’ve been sh*tting on you unnecessarily, but let’s move past that since we kind of need you now.

  • shu

    chiqo, they don’t need him at all. if they could, they would trade 2 bags of frito lays for him but no one will take on that still pricy contract. I really don’t know who would be interested, DAL, DEN, UTA maybe but none of them are realistically going to reach out and help out DET without getting huge compensation. UTA still won’t take on that much salary, it has to be something lopsided like AK47+Memo for Rip+TMac+GMonroe+2011 First unprotected for them to even consider the deal. So DET will most likely be stuck with Hamilton for 2 more years… Adding tons of salary isn’t going to happen until the team is sold, which is depreciating by the hour. Maybe this is Karma for the unreasonable price set by Karen Davidson Karen Davidson Karen Davidson Karen Davi

  • Will

    What’s clear is that people in Detroit aren’t commenting on this. I’ll be the first. Rip hasn’t been necessarily “classy”. Both sides have their part in this happening. Things to note…before the loss to Boston, the Pistons won 4 straight, including Dallas. Rip is a league leader in ejections this year too. He wants to be moved as bad as the Pistons want to move him

  • Will

    What’s clear is that people in Detroit aren’t commenting on this. I’ll be the first. Rip hasn’t been necessarily “classy”. Both sides have their part in this happening. Things to note…before the loss to Boston, the Pistons won 4 straight, including Dallas. Rip is a league leader in ejections this year too. He wants to be moved as bad as the Pistons want to move him

  • http://www.slamonline.com THE REAL RIGGS

    FREE TAYSHAUN

  • 1982

    Loyalty to a team is like loyalty to a pimp.

  • http://www.redraidersports.com Nicolas Fleming

    At least Rip doesn’t have to wear a mask anymore!

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    Kuester sucks

  • bob

    Rip’s been a classy dude for years, show him the same respect he’s shown you since arriving in Motown.

  • blindfolded

    The part that sucks is other players see how management is doin rip. Now tell me, who’s gonna wanna play for us now when we’re doggin our leadin scorer season after season??

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