t didn't take long for former Piston Rip Hamilton to make headlines with the Chicago Bulls.

Fresh from his buyout from the Pistons, he told ESPNChicago.com that he was cool with former Pistons coach John Kuester.

Memories of how Kuester practically benched Hamilton for nearly two months shortly after a verbal confrontation are fresh in the memories of Pistons fans.

But check out Hamilton's words.

"We were cool. Me and Kuester, I think the media made a big deal about it," he said. "I don't think he was the problem at all. But he was the person in the forefront that people made it seem like he was the problem, but he wasn't the problem."