Detroit Pistons fire head coach Monty Williams after 1-year, 14-68 record

By Reggie Gatlin-Holt

Monty Williams as head coach of Detroit Pistons, talks to guard Malachi Flynn (14), 4 12 2024 (courtesy IMAGN, photo by Chris Jones, USA Today Sports)


June 19, 2024


DETROIT, MI (June 19, 2024) – The Detroit Pistons announced today that Monty Williams will not return next season as the team’s head coach.  The decision comes after a thorough review and analysis of the team’s performance during the 2023-24 campaign.

“Decisions like these are difficult to make, and I want to thank Monty for his hard work and dedication,” said Pistons owner Tom Gores. “Coaching has many dynamic challenges that emerge during a season and Monty always handled those with grace.  However, after reviewing our performance carefully and assessing our current position as an organization, we will chart a new course moving forward.”

“I have great respect for Monty as a coach and as a person and I am certain he will be successful in his future endeavors,” added Gores. “I sincerely wish him and his family the very best.”

The search process for a new head coach will begin immediately.

“We are unwavering in our commitment to bring a championship-caliber team to Detroit,” said Gores.  “We will be diligent and swift in our search for a new head coach to lead our exciting young core of players and will continue our vision towards building a best-in-class front office that will help us achieve sustainable success.”


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