Lawrence Frank is satisfied Pistons didn't make any moves at 2012 NBA trade deadline

March 14, 2012; Sacramento, CA, USA; Detroit Pistons head coach Lawrence Frank calls out to the referees against the Sacramento Kings during the first quarter at Power Balance Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE

It's been 977 days since the Pistons have utilized the trade transaction to help improve the team('s future), and hilariously, the last trade caused more harm than good. Alas, the Pistons let another trade deadline come and go, each passing one irking the fan base more and more.

Head coach Lawrence Frank, who has been around for about 239 days, didn't seem to mind the inaction, according to MLIVE:

While any coach would accept a blockbuster in his favor, circumstances dictated that wouldn't happen for the Pistons. And with the team in the midst of an unlikely turnaround since the first half of the season, Frank expressed a preference for continuity.

"We have a group that's gotten better," Frank said. "So it's good that we're staying together so we can continue to evaluate, both as a team, and as individuals, the group over the course of an abbreviated season."

Frank's point is fair because he didn't have to deal with the other 738 days. As Sean has said, in isolation, making a deal this year was probably not in the cards and that could be okay, if we're willing to wipe the slate clean with the Gores/Frank regime. Unfortunately, it is hard to ignore what the same GM has done, or hasn't done, the last few years.

Is it fair to be mad at Dumars for not making a deal for the sake of making a deal? Absolutely not. We have no idea what he could've received for Austin Daye or Will Bynum and to suggest otherwise is pure conjecture. But is it fair to be upset that his past dealings likely prevented any 2012 trade deadline maneuvering? I think so. It's not so much that he didn't make a deal as it is why he didn't or couldn't make a deal.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Detroit Bad Boys

You must be a member of Detroit Bad Boys to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Detroit Bad Boys. You should read them.

Join Detroit Bad Boys

You must be a member of Detroit Bad Boys to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Detroit Bad Boys. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker