I am hoping and praying that Laimbeers retirement may mean a new era in Pistons basketball, an attempt so to speak to bring back that Pistons nastiness and bad boy mentality. Josh Smith is an athletic monster with a nasty streak but, he needs a tough coach, Stephen Jackson is Nasty but word out of Golden State is that he has emerged as a leader on that team, Artest, we all know about him, we need to gain this edge back with all due haste. Is the Laimbeer resignation a precursor to what will take place on draft night and on into the free agent market. It was/is well known that there really wasn't/any identity or leadership with our team last year. We used to know that the Stones would bring it defensively with a ferociousness that was well known throughout the league. I truly believe that because of this, we put the fear in a lot of teams. Since when did anyone ever predict what Joe was going to do going forward, he always made the deals that made us either go urggg or ahhhh. I am looking for the same type of surprises in the upcoming few months.