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Friday should decide Flip's fate

Flip Saunders' fate will be decided Friday. Jason Whitlock hopes the Pistons get embarrassed -- and then rehire Larry Brown.

Updated: June 1, 2006, 8:14 PM ET
By Jason Whitlock | Special to Page 2

Friday's Game 6 should decide Flip Saunders' fate.

If the Pistons lose in Miami and are eliminated from the playoffs in six games, Saunders should lose his job. If the Pistons force a seventh game in the Eastern Conference finals, then Saunders should stay on as coach of the Pistons regardless of what happens the rest of the playoffs.

As a devout Larry Brown fan, I'm rooting for exactly what I've been rooting for all season. A Detroit collapse. I've been wanting to say I told you so ...

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