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Matt Dery: Dumars A Busy Man

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AUBURN HILLS, MI - JUNE 1:  (L-R) Chauncey Billups #1, Rasheed Wallace #30, President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars (holding trophy) and Ben Wallace #3 of the Detroit Pistons celebrate their win over the Indiana Pacers in Game six of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2004 NBA Playoffs at The Palace of Auburn Hills on June 1, 2004 in Auburn Hills, Michigan.  The Pistons defeated the Pacers 69-65 and won the 2004 Eastern Conference Championship.  (Photo by Tom Pidgeon/Getty Images)

AUBURN HILLS, MI – JUNE 1: (L-R) Chauncey Billups #1, Rasheed Wallace #30, President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars (holding trophy) and Ben Wallace #3 of the Detroit Pistons celebrate their win over the Indiana Pacers in Game six of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2004 NBA Playoffs at The Palace of Auburn Hills on June 1, 2004 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The Pistons defeated the Pacers 69-65 and won the 2004 Eastern Conference Championship. (Photo by Tom Pidgeon/Getty Images)

The Pistons are moving at a quick pace to interview candidates for their vacant head coaching job. ESPN is reporting that President Joe Dumars has already talked to Celtics assistant Lawrence Frank and ex Hawks head man Mike Woodson. Woody has Detroit ties, having been an assistant under Larry Brown here with the Pistons. Reportedly the next to interview will be Kelvin Sampson, the Milwaukee assistant, who in my opinion could be the best fit. Sampson is dynamic and was a big-time winner at the college level. I know he has ties to Detroit, with good friends and associates who know Dumars, and he will definitely get a close look. It is expected that Sampson will be in town later this week, with Bill Laimbeer and Mavs assistant Dwane Casey, also to get interviews next week. It is a busy time for Joe D, with the draft coming up a week from today. Sources tell me that Notre Dame guard lBen Hansbrough was among a group that was scheduled to work out for the Pistons today.

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