Report: John Kuester Out as Pistons Coach

by May 29, 2011

Looks like a coaching change is going down in Detroit. ESPN is on it: “Detroit head coach John Kuester will not be returning to the Pistons, according to sources. It is presumed that president Joe Dumars and his staff will be returning, but there has been no definitive indication of that yet, sources said. Hired in 2009 to be the franchise’s 27th head coach, Kuester has posted a 57-107 mark in his two years in Detroit. Kuester’s time with the Pistons has been marked by several personality clashes, most notably with Richard Hamilton, Rodney Stuckey, Tayshaun Prince and Tracy McGrady. There were also reports of a player-led protest of Kuester this past season as several of the team’s veterans failed to show up for a team practice. Detroit has missed out on the playoffs in each of Kuester’s two seasons. The postseason drought is the longest for the franchise since missing out three straight times from 1993 to 1995.”