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Detroit Pistons Bring Back Mike Woodson For Second Interview In Head Coaching Search

The Detroit Pistons seem to be narrowing down their head coaching search. Without a timetable in place, however, it isn’t clear quite how long it will take to find John Kuester’s replacement.

The Pistons will begin their second round of interviews with prospective candidates on Thursday by bring in Mike Woodson, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Woodson last coached in NBA with the Atlanta Hawks, leading them to a 206-286 record over five seasons — including three playoff appearances — before being let following the 2009-10 season. The 53-year-old was out of coaching this past season.

Woodson has been considered the front-runner for the head coaching job since it opened, but Patrick Ewing, Bill Laimbeer, Kelvin Sampson and Lawrence Frank have also interviewed for the position over the course of the past month.

Before being hired as the Hawks head coach, Woodson spent five seasons as an assistant split between the Milwaukee Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Philadelphisa 76ers and Pistons. In his one season in Detroit, as an assistant under Larry Brown during the 2003-04 season, the Pistons won the NBA Championship.