Monday , Feb , 02 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Detroit Pistons Not Happy with Curry as Coach?

Has Michael Curry lost control of the 25-20 Pistons and the respect of the players? Did he have it to lose? Numerous players didn’t much care for Flip Saunders. Now it’s more a lack of confidence in the rookie coach than a dislike of him, from what I’m told. "No confidence" is more like it, a veteran confided to a friend. "Psychologically we’ve lost confidence in him and I don’t know how you get that back." Biggest gripe from two veterans: They’re convinced Curry is being told who to play by Joe Dumars.

Following yet another Palace coup (Pistons have lost 10 at home this season), the Celtics upped another winning streak to double figures. "We wanted to come in and take over Detroit," Doc Rivers said. "You know, like the American taxpayer."