Former Knicks president Dave Checketts is serving as a basketball consultant to new Pistons owner Tom Gores, according to sources close to the situation.
Former Detroit Pistons center Bill Laimbeer interviewed for the Pistons' coaching vacancy Wednesday, according to NBA coaching sources.
Pistons president Joe Dumars is scheduled to have his first face-to-face meeting with ESPN NBA analyst Avery Johnson later this weekend regarding Detroit's coaching vacancy, according to NBA coaching sources.
Doug Collins has withdrawn from consideration for the Pistons open coaching job.
The Detroit Pistons have fired Michael Curry as coach, the team announced Tuesday.