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Detroit Pistons: Top 5 Head Coaching Prospects
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The Detroit Pistons did the right thing after the season ended and let head coach Lawrence Frank go.

The team had regressed under his watch, and he seemed to lose their confidence toward the middle and end of the year.

Now that that ugly bit of news is done, it is time for the Pistons to move forward and find their next head coach.

This process should prove daunting, but not impossible.

The Pistons have gained a reputation as a team that goes through head coaches like some people go through socks. That doesn't exactly get the prospective coaches excited about this team.

They also are coming off of yet another losing season and haven't made the playoffs in this decade.

But this squad is not void of talent; they have two of the most talented young big men in the league in Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe. They also have a dynamic young scorer in Brandon Knight and a load of cap space to go along with this year's likely top-seven pick.

So before we get into the particulars of what each coach would be worth, let's pare down the Pistons' wish list.

First off, let's take Phil Jackson and Jerry Sloan off the list. Sloan is too old and Jackson won't coach small-market teams that don't possess a superstar.

And let's assume for a second that the elite college coaches like Rick Pitino and Coach K at Duke are non-options as well.

So let's take a look at five potential head coaching options for the Detroit Pistons.

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