As if not signing any big free agents thus far has not been a tough pill to swallow, Cavs fans will now have to deal with the departure of assistant coach John Kuester.
After attempts at Doug Collins and Avery Johnson, the vacant head coaching spot in Detroit is reportedly Kuester’s. Kuester is widely considered to be the man responsible for the improvement in the Cavaliers’ offense under Mike Brown. Per ESPN:
“Dumars’ comfort level with Kuester and his desire to inject Detroit’s offense with some new ideas after reaching verbal agreements to sign Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva appear to have trumped his earlier call for more experience.”
So if you’re keeping score at home, the Pistons not only signed our top free agent target, but also took the man responsible for one of the top offenses in the NBA last season. If you’re concerned that the team could revert back to it’s pre-Kuester ways, you have a valid reason. Mike Brown’s job may be under more scrutiny now more than ever – if that’s even possible.