Wednesday, November 15, 2023

From Bad Boys To Worse Men

The late Bill Davison would be turning over in his grave if he knew how bad the Pistons have been lately.

2024 is the 20th anniversary of the Pistons 2004 championship season.

Davison who was team owner at the time, won his third NBA championship when the Pistons defeated the Lakers in game 5 of the NBA Finals.

They went to the Finals again in 2005 and were defeated by the San Antonio Spurs in game 7.

The team also won back to back championships in 1989 and 1990.

The last time the team won in the playoffs was in 2008.

 They were eventually defeated by the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals in game 6.

The Pistons last appeared in the 2019 playoffs when they were swept by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1st. round

The Pistons currently are in last place in the Eastern Conference and are 2 - 10 in their current season.

The last decent season was the 2018 - 2019  when the Pistons were 41 - 41. 

They’ve lost their last 9 games so far in this season and were defeated on Tuesday by the Atlanta Hawks 126 - 120.

The last game they won was on October 27th, 2023.

What happened to this team, why are they so bad?

I know we don’t have the same roster or the team personnel when they were good,  but they haven’t improved from last season when they were 17 - 65 and last in the Conference.

Even with a new head coach, they still can’t seen to get their act together as a team.

Could it be their defensive or their offensive schemes that needs improvement.

Could it be their team and group dynamics that needs work?

Or is it early in the season for the team to have time to improve?

Or are we cursed by the NBA gods to be stuck with a lousy team?

We may never back to the way the team was, but we can learn from that era.

Hopefully the team can get back to being good and fun to watch again.

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