Mark Madsen writing on his own blog: “I cannot believe that Flip Saunders was fired.  I cannot believe it.  This man can flat out coach and while I hope that the Pistons have success in the future, let’s not forget that Flips tenure as head coach of Detroit took the Pistons deep into the playoffs every year.  Coaching is not an exact science and it’s not easy at the NBA level with mature and grown men all of whom have strong competitive natures.  I wish Detroit well, but they lost a gem with Flip.”