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Lawrence Frank: Pistons missed playoffs due to lack of defensive commitment

Lawrence Frank, in an interview with Terry Foster of The Detroit News:

Q. But unless you show signs of playing better defense everything else is fake.

A. That is how we are going to get back to being a winning team and a winning organization and a team that can sustain winning is that commitment. To me, because we did not always make that commitment every night, that is one of the reasons why we are not in the playoffs.

Before the season, I hoped Frank could fix the Pistons’ defense in a single year. He didn’t, and not only will getting that done next year be key for Detroit making the playoffs, I think it will largely determine whether Frank is on track to keep or lose his job.

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