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06:22 PM ET 05.11 | The Detroit Pistons will interview Knicks assistant Darrell Walker for their head coach opening, bringing their list of official candidates to five after firing Lawrence Frank last month. Walker joins former Blazers coach Nate McMillan, Suns interim coach Lindsay Hunter, Spurs assistant Mike Budenholzer and Rockies assistant J.B. Bickerstaff as coaches that have already interviewed for the vacant position. Though the Pistons have struggled in recent years, many analysts consider it a potentially strong landing place for coaching candidates given the young talent on hand. With players like Greg Monroe, Andre Drummond and Brandon Knight, Detroit is clearly a franchise ripe for improvement. A former NBA player, Walker has brief head coaching experience with the Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards from the late 1990's. Teams struggled under his watch, recording a 56-113 record.

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May 11, 2013  08:03 PM ET

first.

May 11, 2013  09:23 PM ET

Darrell Walker? What rock was he under?

May 11, 2013  10:35 PM ET

Is J. B. Bickerstaff the 3rd base coach in Denver?

May 12, 2013  10:46 AM ET

It Doesn't Hurt To Try, Bro.

May 12, 2013  12:18 PM ET

Pistons are clueless. If Walker is Phil's guy, they'll be searching for a new coach next season.

May 12, 2013  07:11 PM ET

Lindsay Hunter would be a good fit. Toughness, Defense, Tenacity all aspects this young Detroit team needs instilled in it.

May 12, 2013  08:10 PM ET

Didn't this team once "beat" the Lakers to win a championship?

 
May 12, 2013  08:13 PM ET

Eighth

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