Long after the end of practice, the sound of a bouncing basketball echoed down the hall and up the stairs from the Milwaukee Bucks practice court.
The NBA All-Star Break will not be a vacation for Detroit Pistons interim coach John Loyer.
Kyrie Irving’s 3-pointer as the shot clock expired with 27.2 seconds remaining lifted the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 93-89 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.
Not all head coaches work one-on-one daily with players, so Loyer’s has continuing tutelage of Singler is a little bit surprising.
Currently on a three-game win streak and on the cusp of the All-Star Break, the Pistons cannot slip into the vacation mindset just yet.
Even as they built a sizable lead in the second half, up to 23 points, the Pistons never let off the gas. That thrilled interim coach John Loyer.
The head coaching career of John Loyer could hardly have started any better than it did Monday night.
Detroit abruptly fired Maurice Cheeks on Sunday after only 50 games as coach, but although they’ve been unimpressive for the most part this season, the Pistons have played better lately. T
“He’ll be very good,” Billups said of Loyer. “He’s just going to be who he is. Everybody loves him.”
When players received a group text that Detroit Pistons coach Maurice Cheeks had been fired after just 50 games, including back-to-back wins that weekend, the news came as a serious surprise.