The Pistons are undefeated since John Loyer took the (interim) helm, beating the vaunted Spurs on Monday night. After the game, Loyer credited his team for playing hard despite the distraction caused by Mo Cheeks' departure.
Gores is taking control of his team, with all signs point to this being the final season for Dumars in Detroit. But after firing the head coach, Gores should have gone all the way. It's only fair thing for Dumars and the team going forward.
Josh Smith is on a collision course with the worst kind of history possible. He is on track for the worst 3-point shooting season in NBA history and will be in the conversation as perhaps the worst 3-point shooter ever.
More flashy names popped up immediately after Cheeks was fired Sunday, including on the current Pistons coaching staff. Lionel Hollins, Rasheed Wallace, Bill Laimbeer. But it was John Loyer who was named interim head coach for the Pistons.