Chris Wilcox appreciates time with Pistons, would’ve considered re-signing, but Detroit never offered contract

Washington – Chris Wilcox doesn’t regret his two years with the Pistons, even though the team went 57-107, missed the playoffs twice and rebelled against its coach.

“I appreciate every environment I’m in, because everything is different, and you can from every team that you go to,” Wilcox said. “So, it’s all a learning experience. Still learning.”

What did he learn in Detroit?

“I learned that whatever goes on in the locker room, that’s some stuff that really does have to stay in there,” Wilcox said. “Because once it gets to the media, it can get a little bigger than what it is.

“I think it was definitely overblown. I think a lot of stuff that went on last year that should have been in-house leaked out. I think that was the only thing.”

Whether or not the media leaks were the only thing wrong with the Pistons’ interpersonal relationships, Wilcox said he was open to returning.

“Every team has issues, but I would’ve taken consideration to go back there,” Wilcox said. “But at the same time, they wasn’t really talking about nothing.”

Wilcox said he spoke with the Pistons about re-signing, but they never reached specific contract negotiations. Instead, he reached a deal with the Celtics.

“They was a little slow with it,” Wilcox said. “So, I had to make a move.”

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