Larry Brown defends Joe Dumars for drafting Darko Milicic

Within the embellished NBA Draft class 2003 which featured LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh, then Detroit Pistons basic supervisor Joe Dumars chosen Darko Milicic because the No. 2 decide. Whereas issues didn’t pan out as anticipated, former coach Larry Brown was not disenchanted with how the whole lot turned out.

Brown, who guided the Pistons to the 2004 NBA title, defended Dumars’ selection. For him, Dumars and the entrance workplace had been those accountable for arranging a workforce that upset the Corridor of Fame-studded Los Angeles Lakers squad.

“It’s what it’s as a result of the identical folks that drafted Darko had been good sufficient to commerce for Ben Wallace,” he mentioned, per Lauren Williams of M Live. “Good sufficient to draft Tayshaun Prince, good sufficient to commerce for Rip Hamilton, good sufficient to commerce for Chauncey Billups, good sufficient to commerce for and consider in Rasheed (Wallace). So you already know, it’s what it’s.”

Milicic spent two and a half seasons with the Pistons. He was traded in February 2006 to the Orlando Magic after it was deemed that he wasn’t a superb match for the Pistons. In any case, after Detroit gained the title, they remained a legit title risk for a pair extra years. At face worth, it appears a superb place to be for any participant.

However for Milicic to bloom, he needed to play and be really on the ground. However a workforce contending for a title wants a crop of veterans, not a younger gun who wants classes. Milicic merely had no place within the Brown-led squad.

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