Lawrence Frank Calls Detroit Pistons ‘Disheartening to Watch’

by March 20, 2013
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After Monday night’s beatdown at the hands of the visiting Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons head coach Lawrence Frank ripped his team. Per the Detroit News: “The latest, a 37-point whipping at the hands of the Brooklyn Nets, simply adds to the ledger. It is a Nets team, by the way, to whom the Pistons lost their two earlier meetings by a total of five points. Since the break: back-to-back losses to the Pacers by a total of 50 points, a 39-point loss to the San Antonio Spurs and a 32-point loss to the L.A. Clippers. ‘This is our fifth game like this since the break,’ said Pistons coach Lawrence Frank, who returned to the team after a six-game absence due to his wife’s illness. ‘As a group we stunk. This is disheartening to watch.’ […] If they haven’t quit, it looks like high-level coasting since the All-Star break at the very least. This is a total change from the way they performed in the first half of the season. ‘We have to restore the pride of being a Piston,’ said Frank before Monday’s game. ‘We’re not gonna restore it in a day but, big picture, we have to get that pride back in wearing that jersey.’ […] ‘We’d better (have fight left). Our intent to start the game is right and then stuff happens,’ Frank said.”