John Loyer, who has a reputation as one of the NBA's top assistant coaches, may be headed to Detroit to work with the man who brought him to the Nets three years ago, Lawrence Frank. Colin Stephenson reports that the Nets have given Loyer permission to talk with the Pistons and a decision is expected in the next day or two.
The Nets are also waiting on whether the Timberwolves will hire Sam Mitchell has their head coach and have already lost Larry Krystkowiak to the University of Utah. One possible replacement: P.J. Carlesimo. Stephenson also reports the Nets may have an announcement by week's end on who will be head coach of the Springfield Armor. Milton Lee, the Armor's GM, has that responsibility.
- Nets assistant coach John Loyer granted permission to interview with Pistons - Colin Stephenson - Star-Ledger