With four current NBA head coach openings, here is a list of 10 candidates to watch, including a plethora of NBA assistants and one college coach.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Pistons have hired former Boston Celtics assistant Jerome Allen, former Indiana Pacers assistant Bill Bayno and former Sacramento Kings assistant Rex Kalamian. Wojnarowski added that the team was also in the middle of negotiations with current assistant coach Sean Sweeney. Allen worked with the Celtics under former head coach Brad Stevens since 2015.
Because of his hard work and hustle, the speedy shooting guard has improved his overall stats — and playing time — each season. After appearing in just 31 games the previous year, Sumner's appearances increased under former Pacers head coach Nate Bjorkgren. His solid defense and "run-and-gun" style of offense fit well in Bjorkgren's up-tempo system.