ESPN's Ric Bucher is reporting that the Detroit Pistons will not bring back head coach John Kuester next season. It has been speculated for months that Kuester will be fired by the Pistons, but only now is a move being made for next season, according to Bucher.
While in all likelihood Kuester will not be back, MLive's Chris Iott reports that nothing has been decided about Kuester's future just yet. Iott thinks "someone jumped the gun" and that "it appears that no change is imminent with Kuester" based on what he is hearing.
One reason why the Pistons have not made any moves yet is likely linked to the change in ownership. A vote on Tom Gores becoming the new owner is set to take place on Wednesday, according to Bucher. That would help finalize the sale and allow Gores to start making decisions about next season.
Among the decisions that will have to be made is what to do with team president Joe Dumars. Bucher says that Dumars and the rest of the front office are "presumed" to be returning, but he also said "no definitive indication" has been given about that situation.
One big reason why the Kuester news could be a bit early is because a final decision on Dumars may not have been made yet. To me that is Gores' first order of business, and then from there he and the general manager can worry about who is the head coach.