Following on from: http://www.pistonsforum.com/detroit...s-being-very-quiet-havent-we-seen-before.html It is indeed VERY suspect that Joe D has been quiet, Flip had to go to a dental appointment the day of the exit interviews, and JVG is not being touted as a candidate for any coaching jobs. The question has been asked, if Joe has decided to fire Flip, then who out there is a worth the cost of the upgrade (paying Flips existing contract, plus the new guys). There is no pound-for-pound waiting in the wings as there was when Carlisle was shown the door. However, JVG is considered one of the great coaching minds of the current generation. Taking that 8th seed Knicks team to the 99 finals was a cinderella-like story. (Anyone recall JVG switching Ewing onto Tim Hardaway in the dying seconds of a close game, where Ewing came up with the block at the 3pt line to seal the win? JVG has guts and brains). (and I can't imagine Rasheed happily playing for any other guy out there except for JVG). Sure, his Rockets teams stunk it up in the playoffs (T-mac, anyone?), and his coaching on the offensive end has been anything but creative, but my money is on JVG working his OLD magic with a much better roster. JVG got more out of Alan Houston and the Knicks than anyone expected, and I believe he will do the same for Rip and the Pistons (with Rip quite rightly being the focal point on offense). No Rashweed trade + CB re-signing + a good pick in the draft + FA signing via the MLE + a small trade + JVG = Eastern Conference champions.