John Kuester to Coach Pistons?

by July 07, 2009

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.”