With investor Tom Gores’ purchase of the team becoming official on Wednesday, the clock is ticking louder than ever for coach John Kuester.
Sources have said since the season’s end that Kuester was likely to be fired once the sale went through, and that chorus continues. As reported by ESPN.com, former Atlanta coach Mike Woodson is expected to receive consideration for the likely vacancy. Two other possible candidates are Mark Jackson and Malone, as well as usual suspects like Casey and Frank. As if going 57-107 in two seasons with the Pistons wasn’t trying enough for Kuester, his case was seriously hurt by his frequent battles with players this season.