ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and James Edwards, III of The Athletic are reporting that the Detroit Pistons have fired head coach Monty Williams (pictured above) after one season on the job in Detroit.  Here's Wojnarowski's tweet:

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The Pistons finished an NBA-worst 14-68 in the 2023-24 season, which included a 28 game losing streak.  They will have the fifth overall pick in next week's NBA Draft.  They also have the 53rd overall pick in the second round.

Williams was hired by Pistons owner Tom Gores a year ago to replace Dwane Casey.  Monty, a former star at Notre Dame, played for five different teams in the NBA from 1994-2003.  He has been an assistant coach with the Portland Trail Blazers, Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Philadelphia 76ers.

He's also been a head coach with the New Orleans Pelicans and the Phoenix Suns before coming to Detroit this past season.

Hiring a new head coach will be the first major hire for new team president Trajan Langdon, who was hired by Pistons team owner Tom Gores a month ago.

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