Turmoil In Detroit: Pistons Laugh When Coach Gets Ejected
It's clear by now that Detroit Pistons head coach John Kuester will soon be able to remove that title from his name, but in the meantime, it's actually sad what's become of his tenure. Yesterday, the team's situation hit a new nadir when several Pistons players skipped a shootaround in protest - then laughed after Kuester was ejected from the team's game last night.
Sure, the team tried to give reasons for the absences of Tracy McGrady, Tayshaun Prince, Chris Wilcox, and Ben Wallace (as well as the lateness of Rodney Stuckey and Austin Daye; Richard Hamilton's absence was not explained)...but if those absences and that lateness were truly excused, would Kuester really have benched all of them for the entirety of last night's game against the 76ers (surprise, surprise, a 110-94 loss with a surreal number of "DNP COACH'S DECISION"s on the box score)?
We don't think so (and we don't think anyone else does, either). The Pistons played last night's game with six players. Among the benched were four starters. Guard Will Bynum played 48 minutes in a 16-point loss. And amazingly, those factoids won't even be what gets the most attention from the mess in Detroit. Rather, on top of everything else last night, Kuester was ejected from the game. Here's how his bench reacted to that one:
Would the team ever admit that the laughter was related to the ejection? Probably not. Does anyone out there doubt the two were related? Probably not. If I were a Pistons fans, would I feel in need of a long shower right now? Definitely.
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