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  1. Joe Dumars is safe from new management

    Apr 9, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT

    Detroit Pistons Introduce John Kuester

    Now that the Pistons are safely in the hands of Mr. Tom Gores (pending NBA approval), the team can finally move forward. But what does that mean for the management and coaching? The Detroit Free Press reports that the architect of the 2004 championship team and the team that made about a billion Conference Finals…

  2. Pistons officially sold to Tom Gores

    Apr 8, 2011, 2:21 PM EDT

    tom-gores

    Tom Gores, who grew up in Michigan and is the billionaire founder of an equity firm, has reached a deal to purchase the Detroit Pistons. Gores has been in negotiations to buy the team for months, and now Bernie Smilovitz at the Detroit NBC news affiliate broke the story and the Pistons have confirmed the…

  3. Win Darko Milicic’s championship ring in a raffle

    Apr 6, 2011, 8:30 PM EDT

    Darko Milicic Pistons

    First things first: Yes, Darko Milicic has a championship ring. Mock him if you want, but he was a rookie on a veteran Pistons team in the 2004 season and he wasn’t playing much (just 34 games). He played a total of 14 minutes in the playoffs and was a human victory cigar. He still…

  4. Ben Wallace looks to future, contemplates retirement after season

    Apr 6, 2011, 12:16 PM EDT

    Detroit Pistons v Los Angeles Clippers

    Ben Wallace has one more season on what will almost certainly be his last NBA contract, he is set to make nearly $2.3 million. And that might not be enough to bring him back. Wallace has reached the end of a frustrating season in Detroit — one where his game regressed and the team was…

  5. Report: Pistons’ Stuckey benched Sunday for disobeying coach

    Apr 4, 2011, 9:01 AM EDT

    Rodney Stuckey Chris Bosh

    You would think after this season every Piston player had to be benched for insubordination for a game. Sunday was Rodney Stuckey’s turn, apparently. Pistons coach John Kuester benched Stuckey for the Pistons beat down at the hands of the Celtics Sunday as punishment for refusing to enter the game at one point Friday night,…

  6. Stick a fork in them: Detroit Pistons

    Apr 3, 2011, 9:30 AM EDT

    Toronto Raptors v Detroit Pistons

    What. A. Trainwreck. That the Pistons managed to stave off elimination until Friday night when the Pacers win finally put them in the ground is a strange fact in and of itself. You’re tempted to give them a modicum of credit for being in the picture this long. But to do so would be to…

  7. Dennis Rodman elected to Hall of Fame

    Apr 2, 2011, 12:46 PM EDT

    Dennis Rodman

    Well, looks like the oft-criticized Naismith Hall of Fame got one right. Dennis Rodman told the Associated Press he has been elected to the hall and was told to be in Houston Monday (site of the Final Four) for the announcement. The official induction is not until August, and we can’t wait to hear that…

  8. Dennis Rodman to have jersey retired by Pistons Friday

    Apr 1, 2011, 11:46 AM EDT

    Dennis Rodman

    This is overdue. That doesn’t mean there isn’t drama. There is always drama when Dennis Rodman is involved. The former Piston rebounding and defensive machine that was a key part of the Pistons’ Bad Boy title teams will have his No. 10 retired by the Pistons in a ceremony Friday night. The only concern was…

  9. Pistons sale negotiations stall out, leaving team in limbo

    Apr 1, 2011, 8:30 AM EDT

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    This has happened twice now. First the representatives of Pistons owner Karen Davidson — who has tried to sell the team for the past 15 months after the passing of her husband Bill — entered into exclusive negotiations with Mike Ilitch to sell the team. But after he got a closer look at the books…

  10. The good ol’ days: When John Salley got punched by teammates

    Mar 30, 2011, 5:10 PM EDT

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    Turns out, the old Detroit Bad Boys were pretty bad. John Salley was being interviewed and telling stories over at Pistons.com (via Piston Powered) and he had some great tales. Including the time as a rookie he got punched by his own teammates in practice. “OK, now it’s the next day. Rick Mahorn and Sid…

  11. Video: Rodney Stuckey makes a poster with Chris Bosh in it

    Mar 24, 2011, 11:08 AM EDT

    Rodney Stuckey Chris Bosh

    That headline kind of bothers me because nobody actually has posters anymore, do they? Wallpapers on their iPhone maybe, but not posters. But if you were still making posters, this is exactly what you would want. Detroit’s Rodney Stuckey starts his drive from the top of the lane and Chris Bosh is just a little…

  12. Former All-Star Mark Aguirre falls at gym, in serious condition

    Mar 23, 2011, 4:49 PM EDT

    Mark Aguirre Mavericks

    Mark Aguirre, the former Piston player and Dallas Mavericks All-Star, fell at the gym Wednesday and is listed in serious condition, according to the Dallas Morning News. Reports coming to Mavericks officials after practice was that he “was OK” the paper reports, but there were few details. Apparently he collapsed while running on a treadmill…

  13. Heat’s Anthony breaks nose in two places, will not miss time

    Mar 23, 2011, 1:27 PM EDT

    JAnthony_jumper

    Joel Anthony thinks he’s a hockey player. The Heat’s shot blocking center off the bench (the Heat have about 48 centers on the bench at last count) broke his nose in two when Miami faced Atlanta after being head-butted by Zaza Pachulia, reports Michael Wallace of ESPN on twitter. Pachulia head butted Wallace and caused…

  14. Pistons start tallest back court in 24 years

    Mar 18, 2011, 10:30 PM EDT

    Detroit Pistons v Indiana Pacers

    Detroit coach John Kuester’s random lottery starting lineups got interesting Friday night. They didn’t have Richard Hamilton to choose from as he left to be with his family after the passing of his grandmother. So the starting backcourt was 6’8” Tracy McGrady at the point and 6’11” Austin Daye at the two. That’s the tallest…

  15. Tracy McGrady admits he really wasn’t into practice. Shocking.

    Mar 16, 2011, 1:50 PM EDT

    Tracy McGrady,  Charlie Villanueva,  Greg Monroe

    When a bunch of nerdy guys got together in a room at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, Tracy McGrady took a beating. In a discussion of guys who most wasted the talent they had, former Rockets coach (and current ABC analyst Jeff Van Gundy) as well as Rockets GM Daryl Morey listed McGrady. He…

  16. Tracy McGrady not going to be part of rebuilding Detroit

    Mar 8, 2011, 12:41 PM EDT

    Detroit Pistons v Miami Heat

    Eminem may have gone all in for rebuilding Detroit, but don’t expect Tracy McGrady to join him. Not the city, the Pistons in McGrady’s case. McGrady has proven to be a solid, veteran point guard this season in Detroit. Think Ron Harper at the end of his career, a guy who played within himself and…

  17. Flip Saunders to coach Wizards Friday despite death of his mother

    Mar 4, 2011, 3:10 PM EDT

    Flip Saunders

    Our condolences go out to Wizards coach Flip Saunders, whose mother passed away Friday morning. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Saunders will still coach the team Friday night when it takes on the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to a tweet from Michael Lee of the Washington Post. Saunders will miss Sunday’s game against…

  18. Piston’s coach says team “starting over,” throws every position open

    Mar 1, 2011, 4:58 PM EDT

    Detroit Pistons v New Orleans Hornets

    Well, this should solve all their problems. Piston’s coach John Kuester has thrown every position — starting and off the bench — open to competition, he told the Detroit News. “That’s what I said to the team yesterday,” the Pistons’ coach said Tuesday before the morning shootaround at the Bradley Center. “All starting positions, all…

  19. Pistons president Dumars shows support for embattled coach

    Feb 28, 2011, 3:28 PM EDT

    Detroit Pistons Introduce John Kuester

    How bad are things in Detroit? Follow this link to the video of coach John Kuester getting ejected Friday night. Some players on the bench — ones that skipped practice allegedly protesting the coach — laugh when he gets tossed. The situation is ugly, my friends. And it is not changing. Team president Joe Dumars…

  20. Pistons officially have no respect left for John Kuester

    Feb 26, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

    IL: Detroit Pistons v Chicago Bulls

    Yesterday, the Pistons staged a “sleep-in protest” of John Kuester, with five pistons skipping practice.   Kuester responded by benching those players for last night’s game against the Sixers, and wound up playing just six players. In a shocker, the Pistons lost by a healthy margin. But that wasn’t the surprising part. Kuester was ejected…

  21. Report: Five Pistons players skip practice to protest coach

    Feb 25, 2011, 2:34 PM EDT

    Detroit Pistons v New Orleans Hornets

    The ongoing skirmish between Pistons players and coach John Kuester just ratcheted up a notch. Or five. Five players were absent from Pistons morning shootaround Friday in Philadelphia in what a source told the Detroit News was a protest of the coach. Tracy McGrady, Tayshaun Prince, Richard Hamilton Chris Wilcox and Ben Wallace were not…

  22. Pistons want to bring Tracy McGrady back for another season

    Feb 17, 2011, 1:52 PM EDT

    Detroit Pistons v Atlanta Hawks

    It’s time. And I’m man enough to admit it. I was wrong about Tracy McGrady. I thought time had passed him by, his knees were Jello and teams should treat him like he had leprosy. But he’s turned out to be a solid, smart veteran who knows how to run a team. His knees may…

  23. Tayshaun Prince is cool if the Pistons want to trade him

    Feb 17, 2011, 11:24 AM EDT

    Tayshuan Prince, Gerald Wallace

    Tayshaun Prince has never put on an NBA jersey that did not say Pistons across the front. Some guys you can picture in another jersey easily — try to think of one Shaq hasn’t tried on — but some guys seem rooted. Thinking of Prince in another color uniform with another name across the front…

  24. Heat’s Mike Miller has no concussion, skips game as precaution

    Feb 16, 2011, 9:15 PM EDT

    Charlotte Bobcats v Miami Heat

    The Miami Heat’s Mike Miller had three blows to the head in five days, one in each of the Heat’s last three games. The good news is, a CT scan and other tests showed no damage according to the Associated Press. He was released from an Indiana hospital. Miller asked to join the team for…

  25. Heat’s Miller taken to hospital with concussion concerns

    Feb 15, 2011, 11:59 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Miami Heat

    Tuesday night, for the third consecutive game, Miami’s Mike Miller took a blow to the head. Tuesday night it was an inadvertent Jeff Foster elbow during the third quarter (he left the game at that point). Last Sunday he was dazed after running into a hard screen by Kevin Garnett. Two days before that, on…

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