Ex-Pistons coaches: Why are they so tarnished after coaching with us (with the exception of Carlisle)? It seems like other teams have coaches that get immediately hired elsewhere when they are fired. Even their assistant coaches are regularly poached/ coveted. Our head coaches typically get fired and then either take on reclamation projects or start over at the bottom of the rung as towel boys. Larry Brown: Flip Saunders: Michael Curry: John Kuester: Lawrence Frank: Will the pattern be broken? Will this guy become our Jerry Sloan/ Greg Popovich/ Phil Jackson? Vegas odds are about the same as the Lions 3-peating.