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  1. Tayshaun Prince was not meant to be a pitcher

    Sep 6, 2011, 3:19 PM EST

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    Tayshaun Prince is the kind of basketball player you want on your team — long lanky defender who can disrupt on the wing, can knock down shots and create his own looks. The man has an NBA ring and an Olympic gold medal for a reason. What he is not is a good pitcher. Prince…

  2. Lawrence Frank interviews 31 for assistant coaching jobs

    Sep 2, 2011, 11:54 AM EST

    Newly hired Detroit Pistons head coach Frank speaks with media as Pistons President Dumars listens during news conference in Auburn Hills, Michigan

    Lawrence Frank is detail oriented and very thorough. I’m not clinically trained to diagnose someone as obsessive. So I’ll let you judge for yourself. Frank was given the freedom to hire his own staff, so he has left no stone unturned in his search for assistants, according to Pistons.com. He’s talked to 31 coaches and…

  3. Report: Pistons will shop Richard Hamilton after lockout

    Aug 29, 2011, 12:00 PM EST

    Detroit Pistons v Los Angeles Lakers

    Is this really shocking? Or even news? Since we’re left to speculating about what teams will do after the lockout, it will pass the test for now. But since the Pistons were reportedly shopping Richard Hamilton at the last trading deadline — any moves were killed by the impending sale of the team — it…

  4. Scotty Robertson, first coach of New Orleans Jazz, dies

    Aug 19, 2011, 1:07 PM EST

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    Scotty Robertson, who coached nearly 300 NBA games and was an assistant for many more, has died at the age of 81 at his home in Louisiana. He lost a battle with cancer, reports the Detroit News. Robertson coached the first 15 games the expansion New Orleans Jazz ever played in 1974. They went 1-14…

  5. Ben Gordon says it was worse than you think in Detroit

    Aug 17, 2011, 7:18 PM EST

    Detroit Pistons v Atlanta Hawks

    From the outside looking in, the Detroit Pistons were a god-forsaken mess last season. A coach the players didn’t respect, a near mutiny at one point with players skipping a practice in protest and losses piling up fast on a proud franchise. To put it in Detroit terms, they looked worse than the automotive industry.…

  6. Just for the record, Rodman only has 28 siblings

    Aug 15, 2011, 4:59 PM EST

    Inductee Dennis Rodman acknowledges the crowd after delivering his acceptance speech during the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2011 Enshrinement Ceremony in Springfield

    During Dennis Rodman’s emotional Hall of Fame acceptance speech he smacked around his father, who skipped out on Rodman when he was just age 5, saying he had 46 brothers and sisters and they basically all deserved better. That’s totally not true. Rodman’s father tried to defend himself Chris Palmer of ESPN, who tweeted: Philander…

  7. Rodman fans were out in force at Hall… that’s a little scary

    Aug 13, 2011, 3:35 PM EST

    Inductee Dennis Rodman acknowledges the crowd after delivering his acceptance speech during the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2011 Enshrinement Ceremony in Springfield

    Dennis Rodman entered the Hall of Fame like no other. It wasn’t just the speech (which was emotional and genuine), it was the sideshow that travels with Rodman. He didn’t just bring in a motley crew, he actually brought in Motley Crue. He arrived by helicopter, thanked Penny Marshal and basically said Phil Jackson was…

  8. Gordon likely will not play for Great Britain this summer

    Aug 8, 2011, 10:36 AM EST

    Detroit Pistons v Atlanta Hawks

    Last week we told you that Luol Deng announced he would play for Great Britain this summer, that the nation’s basketball body was able to find insurance. They did — but not the level of insurance normally afforded players. And while that was good enough for Deng it is not enough for Detroit’s Ben Gordon,…

  9. Frank promises Pistons will get back to being defense first

    Aug 4, 2011, 2:38 PM EST

    Newly hired Detroit Pistons head coach Frank speaks with media as Pistons President Dumars listens during news conference in Auburn Hills, Michigan

    Lawrence Frank was introduced as the new coach of the Detroit Pistons Wednesday, and sat next to GM Joe Dumars is what is a silly exercise of a press conference. Silly not because of Dumars or Frank or the media, but because the league rules prohibit Frank and Dumars from even mentioning a player by…

  10. Britain gets insurance; Deng, Gordon to play EuroBasket

    Aug 3, 2011, 6:59 PM EST

    Chicago Bulls v Miami Heat - Game Three

    The “group of death” at EuroBasket just got a more deadly. That’s because Great Britain — considered the weakest team at the group — just got a whole lot stronger with the addition of the Bulls Luol Deng and the Pistons Ben Gordon. Deng announced that he would be playing — meaning the British basketball…

  11. Insurance could keep Deng, Gordon off English national team

    Aug 2, 2011, 3:49 PM EST

    Chicago Bulls v Miami Heat - Game Three

    England is guaranteed a spot in the London Olympics basketball tournament next summer. It’s the perks of hosting the games. (The USA is the only other nation to have already qualified, by virtue of winning the World Championships last summer.) But there is still work to do this summer. The Bulls Luol Deng has already…

  12. Report: Frank reaches contract terms with Pistons

    Jul 29, 2011, 3:09 PM EST

    Boston Celtics v Atlanta Hawks

    We’ve known for a week that Lawrence Frank was going to be next coach of the Pistons. Detroit fans are restless about this — they badly wanted Pistons legend Bill Laimbeer to get the gig — but Frank was the guy who blew everyone away during the interview process. Of course, there was still that…

  13. Former top 10 pick Rodney White arrested for growing marijuana

    Jul 27, 2011, 1:23 PM EST

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    Rodney White, the college star who put UNC Charlotte in the NCAA Tournament a decade ago then was the No. 9 pick of the Detroit Pistons in 2001, has been arrested, according to the Charlotte Observer (via SLAM). The charges are pretty serious — “managing what investigators called “an elaborate” marijuana-growing operation in Alexander and…

  14. Wojnarowski: Pistons set to hire Lawrence Frank

    Jul 21, 2011, 5:25 PM EST

    Boston Celtics v Atlanta Hawks

    Here’s the report, courtesy of Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski: Lawrence Frank is Detroit’s choice to be its next head coach, and formal offer imminent within next 24-36 hours, league sources tell Y! Frank is currently the lead assistant for the Boston Celtics, and his most recent head coaching gig was with the New Jersey Nets.…

  15. Villanueva may play in Dominican Republic if there is a lockout

    Jul 19, 2011, 7:41 PM EST

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    Jorge Sierra of Hoopshype.com has the story: Like many other NBA players before, Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva says he will also contemplate the possibility of playing abroad. But with him, it will not be China or Europe. “I’m actually leaning towards likely playing in Dominican Republic, my home country,” Villanueva texted when asked about overseas options. “If…

  16. Timberwolves interview Mike Woodson for coaching gig

    Jul 19, 2011, 9:39 AM EST

    IL: Atlanta Hawks v Chicago Bulls

    For the past few weeks, once the ownership change went through and John Kuester was let go, it was thought Mike Woodson was he frontrunner to be the new head coach of the Detroit Pistons. But Celtics assistant (and former Nets head coach) Lawrence Frank reportedly impressed owner Tom Gores in the interview. The Pistons…

  17. Knicks, D’Antoni could turn to Frank for defensive help

    Jul 18, 2011, 10:59 AM EST

    Boston Celtics v New York Knicks

    Lawrence Frank coming to the rescue of the New York Knicks? Maybe, if Mike D’Antoni gets his way. At least that’s the report. The Knicks want — and need — an assistant coach to take over and be “defensive coordinator” and Frank did that job last season for the Boston Celtics (who had the second…

  18. It’s a trend, private equity firms snatching up NBA teams

    Jul 14, 2011, 4:32 PM EST

    Tom Gores

    Despite what David Stern seems to think is a franchise-crushing financial system, and despite the threat of a protracted lockout, NBA franchises seem to be selling for record prices. And healthy profits in some cases for the former owners. The latest is the just agreed-to deal for Joshua Harris to buy the Philadelphia 76ers. But…

  19. Pistons’ Daye shedding no tears over Kuester’s dismissal

    Jul 14, 2011, 12:49 PM EST

    Detroit Pistons v Atlanta Hawks

    Will the players from any team be as happy to have a new coach as the Detroit Pistons? There was serious infighting between the coach and the players last season, including players skipping practices and more. Pistons forward Austin Daye doesn’t exactly say “don’t let the door hit you’re a– on the way out” but…

  20. Report: Pistons focused on Woodson, Frank to be coach

    Jul 14, 2011, 8:45 AM EST

    Boston Celtics v Atlanta Hawks

    No real shock with the names, but it sounds like the Detroit Pistons are getting closer to making a decision on a new head coach. Marc Stein has the report over at ESPN. Of the five known candidates for job, sources say that former Pistons assistant Mike Woodson is still the closest thing to a…

  21. As lockout goes on, team employees get pink slips

    Jul 13, 2011, 8:12 AM EST

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    NBA teams around the league are looking to cut back on expenses during the lockout. Around the league, it’s starting to get ugly, as the Associated Press reports: (Charlotte Bobcats) Radio play-by-play announcer Scott Lauer was one of at least seven employees let go by the Bobcats in the past week. A person familiar with…

  22. Report: Pistons want to re-sign Tayshaun Prince

    Jul 12, 2011, 10:38 AM EST

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    When free agency opens up — eventually — Tayshaun Prince is going to have options. He will turn 31 next season and while he can bring you some solid offense (14.1 points per game on 47 percent shooting last season and he can hit the three) what really makes him valuable is his wing defense.…

  23. Piston’s Bynum reportedly has interest in Maccabi Tel Aviv

    Jul 11, 2011, 12:13 PM EST

    Detroit Pistons v Denver Nuggets

    While we question the wisdom of star NBA players heading overseas during the NBA lockout — they carry a lot of risk — we think it makes a lot of sense for guys farther down the food chain. With that note we bring you news that Detroit Pistons guard Will Bynum has a lot of…

  24. Jonas Jerebko not headed overseas despite being from overseas

    Jul 9, 2011, 11:00 AM EST

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    Of all the players I would have thought would jump at the chance to go check out European basketball during the lockout, Jonas Jerebko was at the top of the list. Jerebko is from Sweden, and played for multiple Swedish teams and an Italian club before being drafted in the second round of the 2009…

  25. Not everybody wants to play in Europe: Meet Jonas Jerebko

    Jul 7, 2011, 12:53 PM EST

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    The move of NBA players to Europe may be picking up steam – Deron Williams to Turkey is now your headliner — but not everyone wants to go. Not even Europeans. Meet Jonas Jerebko. The Pistons Swedish forward is staying stateside, his agent told the Detroit Free Press. Doug Neustadt, who represents Jerebko, said this…

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