Curry To Rejoin Pistons' Bench

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Michael Curry is coming back as the Detroit Pistons' coach.

Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars held a news conference Wednesday to wrap up a miserable season and he ended doubt about his plans on the bench.

Curry was 39-43 in his first year as a head coach and his second season in the coaching profession.

A Pistons team that opened the season with high hopes couldn't recover from the loss of All-Star point guard Chauncey Billups in a November trade to Denver for Allen Iverson. Iverson's past-his-prime game and pride proved to be a bad fit in Detroit.

The Pistons plummeted to the last spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs and were swept in four lopsided games by the Cleveland Cavaliers.