5 Worst coaches in Pistons history: Where does Monty Williams rank?

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#3: John Kuester (2009-11)

John Kuester may have very well been the start of the horrendous fall of the Detroit Pistons. Ending an eight-year playoff appearance streak, Kuester was an prime example of how to turn a dominant team into one of irrelevance very quickly. He couldn't produce wins, failed to fill the seats, and had rocky relationships with some of Detroit's most loved players.

In his two seasons with the Pistons, Kuester achieved a disappointing 57-101 (.348) record before getting fired in 2011. What stands out during his tenure is not just the lack of wins following a near-decade of success, but also his inability to form solid relationships with key players. Kuester frequently feueded with Piston legend Richard Hamilton, most notably when Hamilton got into a verbal altercation against Kuester in a practice, resulting in a seven week benching. Kuester also had a poor relationships with other members of the team, which helped lead him to his firing in the 2011 offseason. Kuester inherited a cherished franchise and turned them into a dumpster fire.