#1) I think Gores replaces Dumars with a new-school metrics type. He and Dumars have never seemed to be quite on the same page. I think he just let him run the team this season because he hadn't figured out who he wanted to replace him yet. All the "consultants" and such he's brought in have been metrics people. Joe Dumars might not know what "metrics" means. Gores seems pissed. He didn't hire Dumars. He doesn't seem to be a big fan of the "ah shucks old school anecdotal 'basketball knowledge' GM". #2) I think Gores and the new GM replace Frank. I have no idea who it will be. The new GM will probably have some input on it. Gores will probably want to make a big splash - and sell some tickets - with a big name, if he can. He also wants to make the playoffs immediately, so he might look for someone with NBA HC'ing experience. If his people have a great young assistant in mind, however, it could happen. Defense-first does seem to be a priority for Gores too. #3) DRAFT. I think we're going to end up with Shabazz Muhammad. Slated to pick 8th right now. If we're lucky, he'll still be on the board, and he'll be the best player on that board. Pre-season #1 pick, perhaps overanalyzed, question-marks sure, but reminiscent of Drummond's quandry last draft. If Muhammad's not on the board at #8, the best pick honestly would be Giannis, but I don't think Gores will wait a season for his pick. Idk what we'd do at that point. Maybe the kid from Lehigh? His reports and highlights look EXCELLENT. Better than Burke even. #4) Free Agency. There are some bench issues that need to be taken care of. Backup big man is needed. Backup point guard is needed. Could be Max and Jose/Bynum. Could be new people. Won't be big money signings. New GM and HC will decide. But it's clear that Gores wants to make as big a splash as possible with his FA signings. Excite Detroit. Sell tickets. Put butts in the seats. Make playoffs. Make money. Make the franchise valuable again. I think he's gonna amnesty Charlie-V and buy out Stuckey to clear as much space as possible. I don't like Josh Smith as a three, but Gores might like him as a name? Mayo might be possible. RFA T. Evans might be possible. RFA B. Jennings might be possible. Kev. Martin might be possible. C. Brewer might be possible as a bench signing. C: A. Drummond, J. Maxiel, S. Kravtsov PF: G. Monroe, J. Jerebko SF: T. Evans, C. Brewer, K. Middleton SG: B. Knight, K. Singler PG: C. McCollum, J. Calderon I guess I'm hoping that we A) Draft McCollum, B) Out-bid SAC to get T. Evans, C) Sign C. Brewer to off-set our small lineup, D) If we can afford it, keep Calderon to mentor the kids and Maxiel to keep things tough.