Scouting report: Pistons vs. Heat

Updated: May 25, 2006, 5:18 PM ET
By John Carroll | Scouts Inc.
Everyone has been waiting for this series all year -- the same two teams but with a different cast of characters. Pat Riley reshuffled the deck in Miami with the hope of constructing a team better suited to knock off Detroit. The Pistons have the same team but a different leader: Flip Saunders led the Pistons to a franchise-best 64 wins, but he will have all the pressure on him to get his team back to the NBA Finals.

John Carroll

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John Carroll joined Scouts Inc. after nine years as an NBA coach, including a seven-year tenure with the Boston Celtics that concluded with a four-month stint as interim head coach in 2003-04. Before joining the NBA, Carroll spent six years as head coach at Duquesne University and seven years at Seton Hall as an assistant to head coach P.J. Carlesimo.