The signing of Detroit Pistons legend Bill Laimbeer as the team's new head coach was supposed to signify the return of the “Bad Boys.”
Unfortunately for Laimbeer, Perry A. Farrell's article in the Detroit Free Press indicated that Detroit’s coaching vacancy has been narrowed down to either Lawrence Frank or Mike Woodson.
Essentially leaving fan favorite Bill Laimbeer as the odd man out in the team’s final head coaching decision.
So where does a team that through the years has lived and died by the Bad Boy image go after being bullied for the past two NBA seasons?
Smith’s perfect blend of aggressiveness and tenacity would certainly inject new blood into a team that last season showed signs of withdrawal and indifference.
At an explosive 6’6" and 220 pounds, J.R. Smith has established himself as one of the league's preeminent open court finishers.
Following is a compilation of videos and reasoning as to why J.R. Smith should be Detroit’s number one target once the NBA lockout is lifted.