The Detroit Pistons have taken their time to fill the head coaching vacancy left by John Kuester, and appear that they will continue to do so after deciding to add another candidate this week rather than narrow the search as most teams might consider at this time of the year.
Patrick Ewing apparently met with the Pistons this week, according to NBA.com’s David Alrdidge. Ewing has most recently been the big man coach for Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic.
Ewing, a Hall of Fame player, has been looking for an opportunity to move into a head coaching role for a few seasons now.
“It’s disappointing that I haven’t moved to the next step to get a head coaching job, but all I can do is keep going and move on,” Ewing told reporters last month.
Along with Ewing, the Pistons have also interviewed Bill Laimbeer, Lawrence Frank, Kelvin Sampson and Mike Woodson. Aldridge reports that each has interviewed once with team president Joe Dumars. It is not known if second interviews will be conducted with the Pistons’ new majority owner, Tom Gores.