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Stan Van Gundy Announces Jeff Bower as Detroit Pistons New General Manager
June 4th, 2014 at 7:37 PM
***PHOTO1*** Former Marist head coach Jeff Bower was hired to be the new general manager of the Detroit Pistons. Bower, along with Stan Van Gundy will be making the important personnel decisions in Detroit for the foreseeable future. It was clear since SVG had never been a team president before that...

Why Chauncey Billups Should not Be the Detroit Pistons Next GM
May 4th, 2014 at 10:12 AM
***PHOTO1*** There is no doubt the playing days of Chauncey Billups are winding down, and with that in mind the Detroit hero has turned his focus to a front office position. Reportedly Billups knows he wants to continue a career with the NBA but was contemplating whether he would try...

Detroit Pistons Owner Tom Gores Issues Statement on Donald Sterling Punishment
April 29th, 2014 at 4:23 PM
***PHOTO1*** Earlier today NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is banned from the NBA for life, and has also been fined 2.5 million dollars by the league. In addition, Silver is also urging Sterling to sell the team, and will do everything in his...

First Round Upheaval Could Help Benefit Detroit Pistons Most in Impending Coaching Search
April 29th, 2014 at 12:41 PM
Though there's no rooting interest for fans of the Detroit Pistons in the NBA playoffs other than exciting basketball, those with an eye on the team's future do have several important storylines to monitor. ***PHOTO1*** Will the Indiana Pacers complete their stunning first round collapse against the Atlanta Hawks, and how will...

Mike Zarren Name to Watch for Pistons GM Vacancy
April 25th, 2014 at 9:56 AM
***PHOTO1*** Not many know his name, but he may just be the next general manager of the Detroit Pistons. According to reports, the Pistons are considering Boston Celtics assistant general manager Mike Zarren among others. The Pistons front office has done a great job of keeping the media out of their...

Detroit Pistons Must Make Finding the Next Jack McCloskey a Goal in General Manager Search
April 18th, 2014 at 4:35 PM
Even though a restaurant may receive acclaim for having fantastic food thanks to a superior chef, the restaurant owner first had to cook up the dream, then hire the correct people to help it become reality. ***PHOTO1*** Thursday night, the Detroit Pistons and their legions of fans celebrated an ESPN "30 for...

Report: Detroit Pistons’ General Manager Search Will Include Scott Perry, Grant Hill
April 16th, 2014 at 3:41 PM
Despite the fact that the 2014 NBA season has not yet concluded, a few names have already begun to emerge for the vacant Detroit Pistons' general manager position, left empty by the resignation of Joe Dumars just one day ago. ***PHOTO1*** Interestingly enough, both have significant previous Detroit ties. According to Marc Stein of...

Joe Dumars Era Officially Over in Detroit
April 15th, 2014 at 1:24 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Detroit Pistons announced Monday that effective immediately Joe Dumars is out as President of Basketball Operations. After almost three decades together, it was time for this marriage to end. In a statement, the Pistons said “Joe Dumars is a great champion who has meant so much to...

Detroit Pistons Should Look to College Ranks for Next Coach, Quickly Target Conneticut’s Kevin Ollie
April 8th, 2014 at 2:11 PM
There's less than a week left in another failed Detroit Pistons' season, one in which the team fired their head coach in the middle of the year despite plenty of stated playoff aspirations and edicts. ***PHOTO1*** For the sixth time since 2009, the Pistons won't be making the playoffs, which isn't a...

Joe Dumars to Resign as Pistons President
April 8th, 2014 at 10:46 AM
***PHOTO1*** Joe Dumars is expected to resign sometime in the next two weeks according to sources filed to ESPN, and executives around the league. It’s about time. Dumars was simply given to long of a leash after his 2004 Finals Championship as an executive, and Finals appearance the following year. Since the...

Phil Jackson Would Be Wisest to Wait on New York Knicks and Watch Detroit Pistons’ Situation
March 9th, 2014 at 8:52 AM
News is coming fast and furious regarding the suddenly feverish pursuit of Phil Jackson, who was reportedly approached this week about coaching the New York Knicks. Jackson reportedly rebuffed that offer, but is apparently considering another to join the front office in a powerful role. ***PHOTO1*** Though he's likely comfortable with the...

Detroit Pistons Deny Isiah Thomas Rumors, Say He’s not Being Considered as General Manager
March 3rd, 2014 at 12:48 PM
Might the Detroit Pistons be considering one former guard to replace another in the front office? Despite the assurances of Mitch Lawrence of The New York Daily News, the report isn't true according to sources within the Pistons. ***PHOTO1*** Saturday, Lawrence reported that the Pistons would consider hiring Isiah Thomas to be...

Despite Persistant Rumors, Detroit Pistons Remain Inactive at Trade Deadline
February 20th, 2014 at 3:35 PM
By midday Thursday, there was internet scuttlebutt the Detroit Pistons were looking to move Josh Smith. Additionally, rumors persisted the team might want to add Luol Deng, Evan Turner, Harrison Barnes or others. ***PHOTO1*** None of that happened, and the trade deadline passed with only the sound of crickets chirping, tumbleweeds blowing...

The Pros and Cons of Detroit Pistons’ Activity During Thursday’s NBA Trade Deadline
February 19th, 2014 at 3:22 PM
The Detroit Pistons once again find themselves muddled in a midwinter state of mediocrity as the NBA trade deadline approaches. Should the team make any moves as a result, or should they be content to play out the rest of the season and see what happens with a roster still...

Detroit Pistons’ Second Half Preview: Key Issues to Watch as a Possible Playoff Push Begins
February 17th, 2014 at 3:08 PM
With the NBA All-Star game now in the rear view mirror, the Detroit Pistons will both turn their attention to their push for a playoff birth and plans of their next move as it relates to restructuring a team in bad need of a makeover. ***PHOTO1*** Whichever way it may end up...

Report: Detroit Pistons Fire Head Coach Maurice Cheeks After Less than One Season
February 9th, 2014 at 11:53 AM
***PHOTO1*** Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports the Detroit Pistons have decided to fire head coach Maurice Cheeks after less than one whole season on the job. The announcement came to Cheeks by general manager Joe Dumars after the Pistons strung together back to back victories over the weekend. Apparently, Tom Gores had...

Detroit Pistons GM Joe Dumars Puts Trade Rumors to Rest, at Least Publicly
July 17th, 2013 at 7:34 PM
Tuesday marked the re-introduction of Detroit Pistons legend, 2004 NBA Finals MVP point guard Chauncey Billups. While the guard spoke about his role with the team, now as the veteran presence and player-mentor to the young backcourt pieces, GM Joe Dumars found himself addressing the swirling rumors about his team's...

For the Detroit Pistons, If not Rajon Rondo, Why not Brandon Jennings?
July 16th, 2013 at 12:10 AM
There's been a lot of talk about the Detroit Pistons trying to acquire Boston Celtics' point guard Rajon Rondo via trade. After the Celtics turned down the Pistons' second trade offer Sunday, an offer that included third-year guard Brandon Knight and the expiring contract of either Charlie Villanueva or Rodney...

If the Detroit Pistons Want a Shot at Rajon Rondo, Greg Monroe Needs to Be Offered
July 15th, 2013 at 12:30 PM
The rumors won’t go away. After the Boston Celtics turned down a previous trade offer from the Detroit Pistons for Rajon Rondo in the first week of July, the Pistons have reportedly approached the Celtics once again about acquiring Rondo. While Pistons 101 speculated that the first offer the Pistons...

What Chauncey Billups Means for Brandon Knight, Detroit Pistons Point Guard Future
July 11th, 2013 at 8:02 PM
On Wednesday afternoon, after Josh Smith was introduced and questioned by the local Detroit media, Detroit Pistons GM Joe Dumars voiced a message similar to the one he sent out after draft night when the team drafted Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, the team's hope for the future at shooting guard. Dumars told...