More on NBA coaching

By Jason Wojciechowski on May 2, 2008 at 2:34 PM

ESPN - Coaching carousel: D'Antoni aiming for Bulls? - NBA

First, a clarification about the Bucks: Scott Skiles is the new coach there. The Kelvin Sampson thing I mentioned yesterday is about him joining the team as an assistant. I had forgotten that Skiles had been hired (or maybe I never even knew), so I assumed that Sampson was being looked at as a head coach.

Second, and more importantly, the story above says that D'Antoni is apparently not an option for Dallas, which makes me sad, but, as the title says, he could end up with the Bulls, which would make me only slightly less happy than him coaching the Mavericks.

Third, there's apparently some talk that Flip Saunders might not be back with Detroit next year, which strikes me as crazy. I don't really have an opinion of him as a coach, but the Pistons have been a very good team under him, and he's done a good job of working in the young talent they have there, so it's not clear what the justification for a change could be.