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Cleaves joins Pistons broadcast crew

Mar 16, 2010, 5:14 PM EDT

According to the Detroit News, Former Detroit Pistons player and Michigan State star Mateen Cleaves has joined the Pistons broadcast team. Cleaves led the Spartans to an NCAA title in 2000, and has his numbers in the rafters at MSU. Cleaves never did have the same kind of success in the pros, spending time with the Pistons, Kings, Cavaliers, Sonics, Huntsville Flight, Fayetteville Patriots, Bakersfield Jam, Unics Kazan, and Panionios BC. 

Cleaves’ first game as a broadcaster will be on March 21st, when the Pistons take on the Cleveland Cavaliers. 
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