The move came as no surprise. The Pistons’ past season disintegrated into a mess, with finger-pointing between Kuester and the players, and culminated in a full-blown mutiny when more than half the team skipped a morning shootaround in February in an organized protest of Kuester.
Earlier, team members walked into the showers after a game while Kuester was giving his post-game speech.
Dumars and Kuester did not respond to requests for comment.
As for the next coach, former Hawks assistant Mike Woodson will likely get an interview, as there is a level of comfort with the former Pistons assistant who was on Larry Brown’s staff during the 2004 championship season.