LB knew what he wanted and how to get it. All the talk out of Joe Glass was and Larrys sentiments were all to attempt to protect his character which he himself has hurt. If you truly feel you might miss a significant portion of the season with a championship calibur team and will not take on additional help for your coaching staff then you have only your interest in mind and not the team.
The Pistons did seemingly attempt to make it work by offering everything but Joe Ds job...
Really sucks cause I liked Larry.
Whether Larry flirted with those teams during the season or his contact with Cleveland was as big as it seemed is not really the point...the point is he did not kill those stories in a way that would lead you to believe they were false. His actions IMO indicated his intentions and it seemed he wanted those stories out there to force the Pistons hand. He is now getting 7 million from us and 50 to 60 million from the Knicks over the next 5 years...his kids will NEVER have to work a day in their lives.
The worst part is that I believe in the "Right Way" he preaches about on the court but I do not think he lives by those same principles. But hell...he is set and so are his kids so what do I know