As many had long expected, the Pistons gave coach John Kuester the boot, after two years of mediocre coaching and perhaps the most bizarre mutiny in recent NBA history. This move comes in conjunction with the sale of the Pistons from long-time owner Bill Davidson to a more Mark Cuban-esque owner named Tom Gores.
Gores is expected to make a splash as the owner of the Pistons and really push to take them back to the top of basketball, which is no easy task thanks to the surge of talent that has taken itself to the Eastern Conference. Even so, Gores has also shown tact in keeping around Joe Dumars, so that there would not be an entire upheaval of the organization.
So with the pressure on Joe Dumars to produce and fans excited for a new start, which direction do the Pistons go in terms of finding a new head coach?
Do they go for the tried and tested veteran? Do they hire a retread, an upcoming star someone they think will be a box-office draw?
My bet is that they make at least one phone call to Michigan State Spartans legend Tom Izzo, whether he is interested or not. Here is a look at him and four other guys that might take up Gores' offer to be the new man in Mo-Town.