Most mainstream writers are dismissing the idea of Bill Laimbeer as the next coach. Why is that? We make a big deal about the coaching crousel but just about every guy was an X's and O's guy. Execution is a means to an end. The end is winning. If your focus as a coach is to get players to execute, you are the wrong guy for the NBA. Bill Laimbeer, more than most candidates, has the track record of imposing his will on an opponent. This is what needs to be driven into the guys; not rotations, not a giant playbook of sets. In any competative sport where to entities clash directly, there is a spiritual sense of willpower. The GTW era team had it and I think it largely stemmed from Ben Wallace. A winning team must constantly win the battle of will rather than simply capitalizing on an opponents lapse. I don't know if BL can instill that sense of will but after all this time, I'm hoping to find out. I don't follow the Pistons to see high flyers, I follow them for no-nonsense, hardworking basketball. You can't work 1/2 a game and phone in the other half and call it good.