In Marc Stein's Power Rankings, the defending champs remain No. 1.
Doug Collins has withdrawn from consideration for the Pistons open coaching job.
Detroiters are bound to worry about Flip Saunders succeeding Larry Brown, but they have to respect his willingness to take on the challenge, Marc Stein writes.
Marc Stein tries to help the Finals' struggling TV ratings with a list rating the 10 participants that matter most.