It's the end of the Flip Saunders era in Detroit. I understand the Pistons' thinking here, but given that the guy only had one year left on his contract I'm sort of wondering who's the better coach Detroit thinks they're going to sign this offseason. If Mike D'Antoni were still in play or something (I envision him using Rasheed Wallace primarily as a Euro-style shooting center) that would be one thing, but what's the next move here? To me, at least, it's not as if there's been some huge stretch of egregious coaching errors holding the team back.
Matthew Yglesias is a former writer and editor at The Atlantic.