While some people are hoping the Detroit Pistons completely clean house, Vinnie Goodwill suggests team owner Tom Gores isn't ready to give up on Joe Dumars:
Dumars will be the one running the show in this situation, as opposed to last time. #Pistons— Vincent Goodwill (@vgoodwill) April 18, 2013
Who's in line to be the Pistons fifth coach in the last seven years? The ink on Frank's pink slip was barely dry before some fans started calling for Bill Laimbeer, but that doesn't look likely:
Don't think they'll go through the Laimbeer thing again. From what I heard, nobody was really impressed with how he interviewed last time— Vincent Goodwill (@vgoodwill) April 18, 2013
Who does? Vince Ellis has suggested a few other names, such as former Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan, serial texter Kelvin Sampson and former Blazers/Sonics head man Nate McMillan.
McMillan, Sampson, Sloan would appear to be top names. #Pistons— Vincent Ellis (@Vincent_Ellis56) April 18, 2013
McMillan was on the Olympic staff the last two go-rounds. Well-respected by the players. I like him a lot.— Vincent Goodwill (@vgoodwill) April 18, 2013
Will Dumars have the guts to go with a first timer? Matt Dery suggested a couple of would-be rookie head coaches, including the son of former Bad Boys era Pistons assistant Brendan Malone:
Two other names to watch in #Pistons search:Michael Malone and Mike Budenholzer.Malone has Cleveland ties too and they have an opening— Matt Dery (@deryNBA) April 18, 2013
Side note: here's my thoughts on Sampson the last time he was linked to a Detroit job. And in that same link I championed the idea of rolling the dice on Budenholzer, Gregg Popovich's longtime No. 2 in San Antonio.
Last but not least, here's a "not gonna happen but oh man it'd be awesome" idea:
I don't think Beilein would be interested, and I certainly don't think Izzo would, but it would be an interesting conversation.— Dave Hogg (@Stareagle) April 18, 2013
Who's your ideal pick? Now your thoughts.