There was a time the Detroit Pistons sit atop the NBA as one of the greatest teams. Known for its excellent defense, gritty play, and a group of players that were virtually anonymous before 2004. The Non-Stop relentless defense and hustle plays served as an example of how to play basketball with heart. Detroit Basketball was a style of play that even the "And 1" crazed teenagers I coach in the Bronx could connect with. This Era i, however, has ended. Reading reviews of some of the earliers years, it becomes very clear that the Pistons aren't "Going to Work" this season. We were clearly not "Going to Work" at the end of last season and Dumars announced he would take it off of life support. Joe Dumars, perhaps in an attempt to sell season tickets for this year, strung the city along during the summer with talk of 'rebuilding on the fly" before making good on this promise, but it showed that the era was over. (In my opinion the era ended when Ben Wallace because Nazr Mohammad was a poor replacement and the pistons were too weak inside to let Rasheed play his game.) But Enough with the grim details. It was great, and it was too short, but now the Era is over. The pistons are now another rebuilding team hoping to make the playoffs. The young guys are getting good playoff experience because they will be the leaders of the team very soon. When the future comes these young players and the new players will start a new era, hopefully with the same spirit. But, make no doubts about it, the "Going to Work" Era is over. It has been since at least the beginning of the season, and we should respect its memory by not confusing this era with what happened during the 2008-2009 season.