Greg Monroe on Patrick Ewing: "Can't go wrong with a Hoya"


Matt Watson of Detroit Bad Boys killed it covering the Pistons’ press conference introducing Brandon Knight, Kyle Singler and Vernon Macklin Saturday. Matt also caught up with Greg Monroe and got his opinions on the lockout, last season’s drama and his thoughts on his new teammates. Monroe also sang the praises of surprise Pistons head coaching candidate Patrick Ewing:

But when I asked about the recent report that Patrick Ewing was being considered, Monroe’s eyes lit up, perhaps revealing he does have a favorite after all. “He’s a Hoya! Can’t go wrong with a Hoya,” he said while laughing. “He was obviously a great player. He’s been an assistant coach for a few years now, and just watching the development of Dwight Howard as he’s worked with him over the past couple of years — Dwight Howard already had a lot of talent, but you see how much more he’s grown after he’s been working with Pat.

“Big Pat — we call him Big Pat — is a great guy, he knows the game, he played the game so he understands what it takes to be successful at the highest level.”

Here are Watson’s other posts from Saturday, one discussing Knight’s fit with how the Pistons want to play and the other with Joe Dumars giving thoughts on the coaching search.

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