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Pistons dismiss boss Williams after 1 campaign
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Detroit still owes him 65 million dollars.

The Detroit Pistons dismissed manager Monty Williams after 1 season as they will owe him the 65 million dollars remaining on his deal.

New Detroit president of basketball operations Trajan Langdon had been in constant contact with the head coach about the organization’s future since his appointment in May, but the choice to fire Monty was directed by the owners.

The president of the basketball operations informed Williams about his firing today.

Detroit chief and the team’s vice chairman Arn Tellem had been eager to fire the manager.

With the 2024 NBA Draft soon and free agency at its peak, Langdon will have an inopportune time to find Monty’s replacement. Detroit appointed Pelicans assistant Fred Vinson recently as a prominent assistant coach.

Gores appointed Monty with a historic 6-year, 78 million deal after he was dismissed by the Suns and tasked him to rebuild Detroit. During his 1 campaign, Williams led the team to an evened NBA record with a 28-match regular-campaign losing streak and finished with a league-worst 14-68 record.