Monty Williams appeared for his post game press conference after approximately 13 minutes had passed since the final buzzer of the Pistons' most disheartening defeat of the season. From the moment the experienced coach opened his mouth, it was clear that he was deeply frustrated with his team's lack of effort and discipline.
In an attempt to shed light on Detroit's 14th consecutive loss, a 126-107 defeat against the Washington Wizards, Williams chose to use single-word descriptors when answering the first two questions. It is worth noting that both teams had the same 2-13 record prior to Monday's game. Williams expressed his disappointment of another loss by saying "very poor".
Not what the Pistons’ Brass Envisioned
After being fired by the Suns last season for an early playoff exit, the Detroit Pistons faithful believed that they finally found a coach to take them to the playoffs for the first time since their championship days. But at this rate, fans have already begun to throw in the towel and are now turning their attention to NBA betting sites for the Pistons to win the number one pick in the 2024 Draft.
The Pistons have tied their franchise's record of 14 consecutive losses in a single season. However, they appeared to be unaware of the significance of the moment, as evidenced by their 17 turnovers and lack of defensive intensity. Additionally, they committed 22 personal fouls against a team that was one of the worst in the league at getting to the free-throw line. The fans at Little Caesars Arena expressed their frustration audibly, with boos ringing out early in the fourth quarter. Most of the sparse crowd of 14,346 decided to leave after the end of the third quarter to avoid traffic.
Prior to the game, Williams confirmed that the Pistons had a meeting exclusively for players. This meeting was held after their loss to the Pacers in the In-Season Tournament finale, where they struggled in the fourth quarter due to their own mistakes and poor defense. The team discussed these issues during the meeting, and Williams mentioned that they talked about the same things again on Monday. Pistons general manager Troy Weaver was also present during the meeting and overheard some of the conversations.
With his leadership qualities, Isaiah Stewart brought the entire team together for the meeting. The purpose was to address the fact that we are not performing to the best of our abilities in our respective roles. Our main focus now is to rectify this and steer the team in the right direction.