It seems for the moment the Nate McMillan is the running favorite for the #Pistons vacant head coaching job. That doesn’t mean that he’s a lock, but considering the names that have been thrown around we may be seeing him around the Palace of Auburn Hills come October.
If it were up to Pistons fans across the ocean they would love to see Zeljko Obradovic take the reins and bring his distinct coaching style to Detroit.
Lindsey Hunter, who was mostly a bad boy for life, has asked the Phoenix Suns permission to interview with the Pistons for the coaching gig. He had limited success with the Suns after he took over late in the season and though he was a big part of things in Detroit it’s not likely that he’d be atop the list.
On a side note Lindsey was a lot of fun when he was here.
I’ve heard Mike Budenholzer Spurs longtime assistant is being looked at. Anyone who worked under Pop in San Antonio has serious knowledge as far as I’m concerned.
Mo Cheeks had limited success in his two previous head coaching stints so he’s semi legit.
Brian Shaw I never liked because of his playing days with the Celtics and then later the Lakers, but being a guard in the league would be a welcome help on the bench for Detroit.
Scott Skiles may know how to coach a team and has ties to the Michigan State, but his style I believe is not conducive to young players. He’s got a his way or the highway type of attitude that takes a special kind of team to work with. Plus I think he’s a DB.
You want Drummond and Monroe to take it to the next level then Patrick Ewing is your guy. There is no better coach to have on your bench to teach the twin towers what they need to learn than Ewing.
Now for what you don’t want to hear…
Bill Laimbeer is will not be the Pistons Head coach.
We are all “homers” of some sort when it comes to the team we love and the nostalgia that goes along with it, but so many of you need to let go of the whole Laimbeer as coach idea.
Don’t you think if he was a serious candidate he would have snagged the job the other two times he was interviewed for the job? Don’t you think he would have been a better choice than Michael Curry if Detroit was serious about hiring him? He won Championships for the Shock here in Detroit yet they gave the job to Kuester.
We loved him as a bad boy, but he’s legitimately a jerk. Ask just about anyone that has had contact with him or has a story to tell about him and I can guarantee it’s not a nice one. We may never really know what he did behind the scenes here in Detroit or in his assistant spot with the Timberwolves, but there is a reason that he went back to coaching the WNBA.
Nobody likes him.
We can remember him as our beloved Bad Boy that had a hell of a hop skip three-point shot, but let’s stop the Laimbeer for head coach thing please.
And please don’t do the forgive Larry Brown thing either for that matter.
Or Sheed for that matter, though it would be a hell of a lot of fun!
Let’s face it, no top-tier coach is going to want to come to Detroit right now.
- This team is seriously rebuilding.
- They like to fire the coach at the first sign of trouble.
- There has been issues with the team/coach relationships for a while.
- Management is making changes every day.
- The roster is a work in progress.
- The GM (Joe D) is on the hot seat.
- They’re not paying the big bucks. Think about it, they have been paying two coaches’ salaries each season for years.
So let’s just sit back and see what the draft and management deals us, but keep your wish list serious. We are Detroit…remember.