Kenny Smith and current Heat assistant Juwan Howard will interview for the Detroit Pistons head coaching job, according to reports from Yahoo Sports and ESPN.
The Detroit Pistons plan to interview TNT analyst and former NBA champion Kenny Smith for the franchise's head coaching job, league sources tell Yahoo.- Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 30, 2018
Miami Heat assistant Juwan Howard will interview for the Detroit Pistons coaching job in the next few days, league sources tell ESPN.- Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 30, 2018
Smith is currently a studio analyst with Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal on TNT's "Inside the NBA." Smith also contributes to Turner's college basketball coverage during the NCAA Tournament.
Smith played 10 seasons in the NBA from 1987-97 and won two NBA Championships with the Rockets in 1994 and 1995. He also spent time with the Kings, Hawks, Pistons, Magic and Nuggets. Smith finished his career averaging 12.8 points and 5.5 assists per game.
Howard has been an assistant with the Heat since 2013-14. He played 19 seasons in the NBA and he was an All-Star with Washington in 1995-96. Howard won two championships with Miami in 2012 and 2013.
The Pistons finished 2017-18 with a 39-43 record and missed the playoffs for a second straight season. They parted ways with president of basketball operations and head coach Stan Van Gundy in early May.