The long tenure of Joe Dumars with the Detroit Pistons appears to be coming to an end.
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.
It was painfully obvious that Cheeks was not the right guy to coach this group of talented but mismatched players.
The poor attendance that’s become commonplace at The Palace hasn’t changed – and Detroit’s 11-15 home record hasn’t helped.
The Pistons had won two straight and four of their last six, but it was too late for new head coach Maurice Cheeks, who was fired Sunday.
With a win Friday, the Pistons could both propel themselves and deal a blow to Brooklyn.