Smith has zero head coaching experience. In fact, he has zero coaching experience period. But he has 10 years of NBA playing experience, two championship rings and even played nine whole games for the Pistons during his final year in the league (during the teal era, shudder).
Smith has been rumored to want to get into coaching for a while now, but let’s be real. This would be, unequivocally, a horrible decision. It would cement Detroit as a joke of a franchise.
But, hey, when you can hire a guy who sounds good on TV and loves to yuk it up with his buds Shaq and Ernie, you just have to do it, right? That has never blown up in Detroit’s face before.
/cough cough/ Matt Millen /cough cough/
Dwane Casey is still on the board. Jerry Stackhouse is still on the board. Nate Tibbets, Becky Hammon, Monty Williams, Ime Udoka all still on the board. Hell, David Blatt could be redeemed. Don’t forget about Nick Nurse, David Vanterpool and Billy Bayno.
All would be preferable to Kenny “the Jet” Smith. Just ... no.