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Pistons bring in Mike Woodson for second interview


Detroit fans want Bill Laimbeer, and other names have been mentioned, but former Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Woodson has always been the frontrunner to be the next coach of the Detroit Pistons.

Thursday Woodson will be brought in for a second interview with Pistons management, the first guy to get one, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Woodson was a Larry Brown assistant coach in 2004 when the Pistons won the title. He also shepherded the Atlanta Hawks through a rebuilding process not unlike the one the Pistons are about to undertake. The Hawks improved every year he was with the team but never went farther than the second round of the playoffs. While Laimbeer might well make a good coach, Joe Dumars has a track record that shows Woodson can help rebuild a team.

The other candidates are Laimbeer, former Nets head man (and Celtics assistant) Lawrence Frank, Kelvin Sampson and Patrick Ewing.

The upcoming lockout would not impact the Pistons ability to hire a new coach. But, once hired, this coach will not be able to communicate with his players until the lockout ends.

Bradley Beal drives around, dunks over Kristaps Porzingis (VIDEO)

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If you’re a Knicks fan, the positive is that at least Kristaps Porzingis tried to make a play.

But he was not going to stop the athletic Bradley Beal with a full head of steam, and the result was a Beal dunking over Porzingis as he tries to block the attempt.

Beal wasn’t sharp, scoring 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting. The Knicks has an efficient Carmelo Anthony and that got them the win.

Carmelo Anthony drops 21 on Wizards in preseason Friday

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We had an efficient Carmelo Anthony sighting in the preseason.

Anthony and the Knicks went up against the Wizards and ‘Melo hit 10-of-15 shots to score 21 points. He also had four rebounds and four assists.

Derrick Williams had 23 points on 11 shots to lead the Knicks in scoring, and New York won 115-104.