by Marcel Mutoni

Hello! Didn’t see this one coming.

According to Sekou Smith of the AJC, the Pistons are interested in discussing their vacancy at head coach with Mike Woodson.

According to my spy the Detroit Pistons have asked for permission to speak with Hawks coach Mike Woodson (that’s his title for at least the next 26 days or so unless something breaks before the end of the month) about their vacant coaching position.

Solid reports out of Detroit have Pistons assistant Michael Curry lined up for the job. But the Pistons have apparently covered their bases if that doesn’t work out by contacting the representative of Woodson, who was the lead assistant on Larry Brown’s staff when the Pistons won the NBA title in 2004.

Even though Woodson isn’t considered a coaching genius by any stretch of the imagination, as Sekou points out, he has the respect and admiration of the players on the Pistons roster. Which is more than Flip Saunders could ever have claimed.

Michael Curry is reportedly also being strongly considered for the gig.