After cutting ties with Avery Johnson today, it looks like the Pistons might be turning to an obscure name to be the franchise’s sixth coach in the past 10 years: “Avery Johnson will not be the next coach of the Detroit Pistons, who are instead closing in on hiring Cleveland Cavaliers assistant coach John Kuester. […] Sources close to the process told that the job would instead go to Kuester in a deal likely to be completed later Tuesday or Wednesday. The Pistons’ pursuit of Johnson ended, sources said, because Detroit — having paid both Flip Saunders and recently fired Michael Curry last season and still owing an estimated $5 million to Curry over the next two seasons — was only prepared to extend a two-year offer to Johnson with a team option for a third season.”