Detroit never plays zone defense, says coach Frank
Michigan Live reports:
The Detroit Pistons never have used a zone defense this season and haven't even implemented one, head coach Lawrence Frank said Wednesday.
“I think we showed it to our guys once but it was more to work against it,” Frank said.
Frank said he would have implemented a zone if he had a normal-length preseason training camp and an 82-game season to do so.
But there were too many other issues to address to implement what amounts to a gimmick defense in the NBA, snuck in for a possession or two when the defense essentially has to hope for a perimeter miss after it's recognized.