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http://www.detnews.com/2005/pistons/0507/20/pisto-254163.htm

Pistons to name Saunders coach on Thursday

By Rob Parker / The Detroit News

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Flip Saunders, 50, is known around the NBA as a players' coach and one who stresses defense.

AUBURN HILLS -- Flip Saunders will be named the new Pistons coach at a news conference Thursday at The Palace, The Detroit News has learned.

Saunders, who replaces Larry Brown, will sign a four-year contract worth between $4 million and $5 million per season, a Pistons source confirmed Wednesday.

Saunders was considered the first choice to replace Brown, who was fired Tuesday.

Saunders, 50, coached the Minnesota Timberwolves for the past 961/27 years before being fired last season. His went 411-326 with the Timberwolves.

Despite Saunders' success during the regular season, his teams got past the first round of the playoffs only once. His playoff record with Minnesota was 17-30.

In his two seasons with the Pistons, Brown won the title in 2004 and led the team to the seventh game of the NBA Finals this season.


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I was? :lol:

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