- The Washington Times - Monday, November 5, 2001

MEMORIES Before the game, Wizards coach Doug Collins reflected on the time he spent with the Detroit Pistons. Collins served as the coach and personnel director from 1995 through 1998.
Collins said having Michael Jordan on his roster makes Washington a different type of situation than Detroit.
"I had to wear both hats in Detroit and it got me in trouble," Collins said. "I don't have to do that here. With me trying to hold people accountable here and I got run out of town. I don't have to do that in Washington."

BACK AT HOME The Pistons have returned to the old locker room in the Palace. It's the same room the team of "Bad Boys" occupied when they won back-to-back titles in 1989 and 1990.
"I think it's symbolic, but I won't read anything into it," Detroit's Jerry Stackhouse said of the move.

BATHED IN BOOS It's still early, and the Wizards have played just two road games this season, but there is no other player on the team's roster that gets a harsher treatment during player introductions than Christian Laettner.
It should be noted that the team's first two road games were played in cities where Laettner used to play. The Wizards also played in Atlanta, another of Laettner's five stops, and Laettner's receptions were nearly as cold as Michael Jordan's were warm.



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