Detroit Pistons: 7 Steps to Restore the Engine

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Detroit Pistons: 7 Steps to Restore the Engine
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Tonight, the Detroit Pistons season comes to a merciful end.

This season has been a train wreck. That much is clear.

But this is not about this season. For most fans, this season was basically over before it began. Starting with the weak address by Ben Wallace to an ambivalent Palace crowd back in the fall, Pistons fans knew what this season would bring.

Not even the most optimistic fans had any illusions about this year. The only hope was that the young guys would improve and the team would do their best to compete.

Well, even those meager expectations were thwarted, and the team that stands at the end of the season is busted and beaten with nothing to show for the year except another birthday and a hefty paycheck.

The only good thing to come from this year was the development of rookie Greg Monroe. Everything else was a mess.

But again, this is not about this season. This is about next season and beyond. This is about how to bring back a beaten franchise. This is how we rebuild our Detroit Pistons.

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