Four Detroit Pistons players missed shootaround Friday morning in protest of Coach John Kuester, according to several reports. Two more players were late to practice, but it’s been reported that two of the “protesters” were sick while Ben Wallace had a legitimate excuse for not being in attendance. Kuester said perception was different from reality, but reality suggest a different story.
During the second quarter of Friday night’s loss in Philly, Kuester was ejected after getting called for two technical fouls. Three players could be seen laughing at the ejection, including Tracy McGrady, Ben Wallace, and Rodney Stuckey. Here’s the video:
That’s pretty unprofessional, but if you have no respect for your coach it’s not surprising to see them laughing. And with the players so obviously lacking respect for the coach, one has to wonder how John Kuester still has a job. The Detroit Pistons aren’t going anywhere, but at the least they can get someone in there who commands respect.Google+