Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 at 1:05 pm  |  10 responses

Anything That Could’ve Went Wrong in Detroit Did, Says Ben Gordon

The 2010-11 season was monumentally bad for the Detroit Pistons. They finished the campaign with a 30-52 record, but that’s not what made it so horrendous. No. The low-point was a player-led revolt against the coach and a ton of in-house fighting. In a recent interview with Jon Abrams of Grantland, shooting guard Ben Gordon says things were even worse than they appeared: “‘Last year, everything that possibly could have went wrong, went wrong,’ says Gordon. ‘We had a lot of talent. There were a lot of issues in the front office, on the floor, with coaches, with players. It was just a mess. People from the outside looking in don’t realize how bad it was.It wasn’t conducive for playing basketball at a high level and it showed… That was probably one of the lowest basketball moments I’ve ever been a part of.’”

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  • 6marjons

    is sad to see such an awful chemistry. time to blow up the team

  • MLK4Life

    Its hard when you’re competing with four other guards for playing time and then they draft another guard. Joe Dumars’ magic has long been gone.

  • tavoris

    it’s all Iverson’s fault!!! Wait a minute, they can’t fall back on that excuse anymore…

    it’s all Sheed’s fault!!! Oh, they can’t use that one either.

  • DieselMechanic

    Really? Worse than it looked? With the whole Rip Hamilton not playing thing? It was worse than that looked? Bc it looked pretty bad.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Slam wrote an article stating Decade’s Best GM was Joe Dumars. I thought he was the prisoner of the moment. Dude drafted Darko over great players. Signed Ben Gordon and Kwame Brown and Charlie V. This is the GM’s fault to me with the player and coach problems. He put the team together. FIRE JOE DUMARS. BOOK IT!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    Atleast seed knows that..

  • http://www.slamonline.com melvin ely

    ahh geez, I hate to do this but…yeah that should be “could’ve GONE wrong”. Hmm. I feel better now.

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  • rich

    really stupid situation. a real waste of ben gordon’s best years. he coulda been playing w rose right now lol


    Just wait until they re-sign Rodney Stuckey for big money. They’re aiming for the biggest collection of midget SGs in league history.