Joe Dumars, as opposed to Tom Gores, will run Pistons’ coaching search

Vincent Goodwill of The Detroit News:

Dumars will be the one running the show in this situation, as opposed to last time.

Gores will have his say but I don’t think he’ll be as adamant this time around. Likely the same as it was with Mr. D to an extent

If you recall, Joe Dumars preferred Mike Woodson to Lawrence Frank two years ago, but Tom Gores liked Frank more. I don’t think the Pistons would have hired Frank if Dumars strongly objected, but I believe if the call were Dumars’ alone, they would have hired Woodson.

Woodson certainly seems like a better coach than Frank, but Dumars’ last two hires before Tom Gores bought the team – John Kuester and Michael Curry – failed. I guess I have more faith in Dumars to find the right coach than I do in Gores, but it’s far from a lock Dumars will get this right.

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