From Chris McCosky's Burning Questions in the Detroit News:
Q. Watching former Piston Bill Laimbeer playing with Chauncey Billups and Swin Cash on All-Star Saturday, I was wondering where Bill has been this season? He's not doing the television broadcasts anymore and we haven't seen him at any home games.
A. Laimbeer, after leading the Shock to their second WNBA title, decided he needed a break and relinquished his television duties. That's one reason. The other is, Laimbeer was miffed he was not given much consideration for any of the assistant coaching jobs the Pistons had available before the season.
The Pistons hired Terry Porter and Dave Cowens, without even talking to Laimbeer. Laimbeer has aspirations of being a head coach in the NBA, but it is highly unlikely he will get that opportunity with the Pistons.
If he's right, my prediction that Bill Laimbeer will coach the Pistons if Flip Saunders leaves looks pretty silly.
Standing pat doesn't hurt Pistons [Detroit News]