"It's obvious what I'm going to do," Villanueva said shortly before the trade deadline. "Would you let that money go?"
[...] Villanueva is the Pistons’ lone candidate for the league’s amnesty clause, a rule from the CBA that allows teams to waive players and erase the dollar figure from the salary ledger, but the player still gets his money. The Pistons have indicated that’s not happening.
Hall of Fame coach Phil Jackson is scheduled to arrive in the Detroit area today and begin consulting the Pistons on their coaching search, a source with knowledge of the situation told the Free Press this morning.
[...] The source added that, if Dumars thinks it would be productive, Jackson would participate in some of the candidate interviews this week.
"It's an experience," Gilbert said. "Let's face it, (arenas) don't belong in a farm field in the suburbs."
The Cavaliers finished with a worse record than the Pistons this season, but Gilbert said the team still drew about 15,000 fans a game to its downtown arena, while Gores' Pistons at times were noticeably bringing in only a few thousand.