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Saturday , Feb , 26 , 2011 Hoopsvibe

Video: Piston players laugh when Coach Kuester ejected

HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Yesterday was not good for the Detroit Pistons.

Veterans Rip Hamilton, Tracy McGrady, Tayshaun Prince, Ben Wallace, and Chris Wilcox skipped the morning shootaround as a way of protesting against Coach John Kuester.

Many of those same players were caught by television cameras laughing on the bench when Kuester was ejected from the Pistons’ game against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Clearly, something has to give with the Pistons. And soon.

Watch the clip below of Kuester’s ejection and get at us with thoughts on the mess in Detroit.

--Oly Sandor.

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Tuesday , Jun , 15 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Should Sacramento trade for Hedo Turkoglu or Tayshaun Prince?

The Kings are looking for a small forward and Detroit's Tayshaun Prince could be a viable option.

The Pistons are looking to make some changes and it is believed that either Richard Hamilton or Prince will be dealt.

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HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: This is more like it.
 
For weeks, reports have tied the rebuilding Sacramento Kings to Hedo Turkoglu, the disgruntled three-man with the Toronto Raptors.
 
Turkoglu had a poor year in Toronto: he arrived out of shape; had little interest in playing basketball; displayed a lack of professionalism; and demanded a trade.
 
The Kings - despite having the Turkish swing for the first five years of his career - are probably hesitant to deal for Turkoglu. His attitude leaves something to be desired. And he has four years and over $40 million remaining on his contract.
 
Prince would be a better fit. The lanky wing has credibility after winning an NBA championship with Detroit and helping the Pistons become a model franchise. And Sacramento's youngsters will respect Prince's experience, work ethic, and quiet, statesmanlike approach.
 
Best of all, he's an affordable mentor. His $12 million per year salary expires at season's end. 
 
For many reasons, the Kings would be better off with a 'Prince'.
 
Got thoughts on this?        
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Monday , Jun , 14 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Best playoff block ever: Tony Allen on Pau Gasol or Tayshaun Prince on Reggie Miller?

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: It was a momentum swinger.

In game-five of the 2010 NBA Finals, Tony Allen delivered a one-two combo block that sparked the Boston Celtics. Allen, an athletic swing, appeared from the helpside to emphatically deny Los Angeles Lakers post Pau Gasol a left-handed chippie.

The play reminded me of one thing: Tayshaun Prince on Reggie Miller.

Back in the 2004 Eastern Conference Finals, Prince preserved a key Detroit Pistons win against the Indiana Pacers by heroically blocking what seemed like a gimme lay-up for clutch closer and superstar Reggie Miller. 

The Piston won the game. And later they won the 2004 NBA Title.

So watch both clips and get at us with your call on the best playoff block ever: Allen on Gasol or Prince on Miller.  

(Allen with the one-two combo block.) 

(Prince with the amazing block on Miller.)