Curry to return as Pistons coach


AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Michael Curry is coming back as the
Detroit Pistons' coach.
Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars held a
news conference Wednesday to wrap up a miserable season and he
ended doubt about his plans on the bench.
Curry was 39-43 in his first year as a head coach and his second
season in the coaching profession.
A Pistons team that opened the season with high hopes couldn't
recover from the loss of All-Star point guard Chauncey Billups in a
November trade to Denver for Allen Iverson. Iverson's
past-his-prime game and pride proved to be a bad fit in Detroit.
The Pistons plummeted to the last spot in the Eastern Conference
playoffs and were swept in four lopsided games by the Cleveland

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