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  1. PBT’s RetroBall: Pistons-Bulls ’89 and Jordan’s good bad day

    Jul 3, 2011, 7:00 PM EST

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    Since billionaire owners and millionaire players are bitterly divided over how much money they’ll be splitting over the coming years and have locked us out of actual basketball to talk about, PBT will be regaling you this summer on the weekends with RetroBall. Using the advanced powers of the internet and NBATV, we’ll bring you…

  2. Pistons bring in Mike Woodson for second interview

    Jun 29, 2011, 6:18 PM EST

    IL: Atlanta Hawks v Chicago Bulls

    Detroit fans want Bill Laimbeer, and other names have been mentioned, but former Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Woodson has always been the frontrunner to be the next coach of the Detroit Pistons. Thursday Woodson will be brought in for a second interview with Pistons management, the first guy to get one, according to the Detroit Free…

  3. Pistons GM Dumars has “sense of freedom” with new owner

    Jun 29, 2011, 10:11 AM EST

    Detroit Pistons Introduce John Kuester

    It became clear within the last year (maybe before that really, but let’s not go there now) that it was time to break up the Detroit Pistons and start to rebuild. The roster that at one point was an Eastern Conference Finals fixture had been caught by father time. But general manager Joe Dumars’ hands…

  4. Report: Former Knicks president Checketts advising Pistons

    Jun 27, 2011, 2:24 PM EST

    Orlando Magic v San Antonio Spurs

    Dave Checketts was the New York Knicks president the last time they were good — back when the Knicks were built around Patrick Ewing and they were flirting with a title (they never got), Checkets was steering the ship. Now he is advising Tom Gores, the new Detroit Pistons owner, according to Marc Stein at…

  5. Patrick Ewing to interview for Pistons head coaching job

    Jun 24, 2011, 3:19 PM EST

    Orlando Magic v San Antonio Spurs

    Up until now, Kim Hughes — the interim coach with the Los Angeles Clippers before Vinny Del Negro was hired — was the tallest NBA coach I remember seeing. A former NBA player, he is a legit 6’10’. But if the Detroit Pistons hire Orlando assistant Patrick Ewing, all bets are off. And Ewing will…

  6. Have the Pistons decided on Tristan Thompson?

    Jun 22, 2011, 4:01 PM EST

    Arizona v Texas

    CBSSports.com’s Ken Berger has the report: With top prospects in New York Thursday for media and service responsibilities, a person familiar with the draft discussions said the Pistons appear to have zeroed in on Texas small forward Tristan Thompson with the eighth pick. Thompson canceled other scheduled workouts after working out for the Pistons with five other…

  7. Markieff Morris impresses Pistons in workout

    Jun 21, 2011, 5:46 PM EST

    Markieff Morris

    Just another quick hitter on the draft, this time courtesy of the Detroit News’ Vincent Goodwill (H/T to ESPN.com’s Chad Ford): Source: Markieff Morris may have put himself in the mix for the No. 8 pick with the #Pistons with his workout today. This is pretty big news for Morris: Draft Express currently projects Markieff as the…

  8. Lawrence Frank “blew away” Pistons in interview

    Jun 18, 2011, 7:18 PM EST

    Boston Celtics v Atlanta Hawks

    Lawrence Frank — the former Nets head man and current lead assistant to Doc Rivers in Boston — may have a real shot at a second head coaching gig. Frank hit a home run in his interview in Detroit, according to the Toronto Sun. (Raptors leading candidate Dwane Casey) is slated to interview in Detroit…

  9. Isiah Thomas: LeBron is going through what all stars do

    Jun 17, 2011, 3:09 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Atlanta Hawks

    Isiah Thomas is making some sense. So, clearly we are not talking trades. But don’t forget Thomas is a Hall of Fame point guard who led a team to multiple rings and knows what it takes to climb the mountain. He got smacked down by the Celtics plenty before he reached the summit. And LeBron…

  10. As expected, Pistons give qualifying offer to Stuckey

    Jun 17, 2011, 11:42 AM EST

    Rodney Stuckey Chris Bosh

    There is about to be some serious roster shakeups in Detroit. There needs to be. But Rodney Stuckey is staying as part of the future. As he should. The Pistons extended a $3.8 million qualifying offer to Stuckey, according to the Detroit News. What that means: While Stuckey could sign that offer, what it really…

  11. Now that he’s free, Pistons want to interview Casey for coach

    Jun 14, 2011, 8:45 AM EST

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    Somebody is going to hire Dwane Casey and be glad they did. He is the coach behind the defensive schemes that just earned Dallas a ring (or whatever they are getting). Detroit is going to interview the Dallas assistant, according to Ken Berger at CBS. Mike Woodson has been considered a front-runner there, former Pistons…

  12. Add Kelvin Sampson to list of frontrunners for Pistons job

    Jun 10, 2011, 10:10 AM EST

    Chicago State v Indiana

    If you are a betting man, Mike Woodson remains the smart place to put your money on becoming the next head coach of the Detroit Pistons. (Although, if you are actually betting on who will be the next coach of the Pistons, it may be time to seek some help.) But now another name has…

  13. Yes, the Pistons are considering Isiah Thomas for their head coaching position

    Jun 7, 2011, 6:33 PM EST

    Isiah Thomas

    ESPN.com’s Chris Broussard has the report, via twitter: Isiah Thomas on Pistons’ list of coaching candidates, sources say. Not top candidate; on list w/Mike Woodson, Kelvin Sampson, Bill Laimbeer. Thomas’ name has become synonymous with disaster since he retired as a player, but he wasn’t that bad of a coach when he didn’t have to…

  14. Report: Woodson, Sampson early leaders for Pistons job

    Jun 6, 2011, 3:41 PM EST

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    It’s very early in the process of finding a new coach for the Detroit Pistons and although you know Joe Dumars has been thinking about this for a ling while there are a lot of twists and turn the road could still take. But the first names out of the shoot will not thrill Pistons…

  15. Pistons fire coach John Kuester. Finally.

    Jun 5, 2011, 4:51 PM EST

    IL: Detroit Pistons v Chicago Bulls

    The sale of the Detroit Pistons to Tom Gores has finally gone through, and he has taken only a few days to start the process of rebuilding the franchise. That starts by firing coach John Kuester, as reported by a number of sources including ESPN. “Decisions like this are difficult to make,” team president Joe Dumars said. “I…

  16. Sale of Pistons to Tom Gores finally approved

    Jun 1, 2011, 8:47 AM EST

    Tom Gores

    Tom Gores is now finally, officially, the owner of the Detroit Pistons. The terms of the sale had been in place a couple months but details still had to be finalized. They have been now. David Stern announced before Game 1 of the NBA finals the sale of the franchise to Gores and his equity…

  17. Conflicting reports suggest confusion on whether Kuester will return to Detroit

    May 29, 2011, 4:32 PM EST

    IL: Detroit Pistons v Chicago Bulls

    ESPN.com’s Ric Bucher reports that Detroit Pistons coach John Kuester will not return as head coach next season: Detroit head coach John Kuester will not be returning to the Pistons, according to sources. It is presumed that president Joe Dumars and his staff will be returning, but there has been no definitive indication of that…

  18. Report: Cavs, Wolves, Pistons talky-talk; Cavs would get No. 1 and No. 2

    May 28, 2011, 3:45 PM EST

    Derrick Williams

    ESPN.com reports that the Cavaliers, Pistons, and Timberwolves are discussing a trade that is kind of complicated. Here are the pieces: The Pistons send Rip Hamilton and the No. 8 to Cleveland for part of their massive trade exception from you-know-who, which gets the guy who caused a mutiny in the locker room off the…

  19. Pistons coach Kuester says he will run pre-draft workouts

    May 20, 2011, 2:48 PM EST

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    Pretty much every talent evaluator, general manager and coach not in the playoffs is in Chicago right now for the NBA’s Draft Combine. Not the Piston’s embattled coach John Kuester. Which seems to speak volumes to his status with the franchise. But Kuester told the Detroit News he will be running individual workouts heading up to…

  20. NBA draft lottery: Who needs to win this most?

    May 16, 2011, 10:09 PM EST

    Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics

    Your team isn’t in the NBA draft lottery unless it needs help (or you used to do trades with Isiah Thomas). Everybody in it needs to win it. Especially this year, where the drop off from All-Star to “maybe he can be a rotation guy in a couple years” to “we’re hoping he can develop”…

  21. Grant Hill lays career-crushing ankle problems on Pistons medical staff

    Apr 28, 2011, 1:11 PM EST

    Grant Hill #33

    Some people just have forgotten or do not realize how good Grant Hill was. How explosive, how devastating on the crossover and attacking the rim. Follow this link to some video highlights. Then ankle injuries robbed him of that explosiveness. He’s come back and become a solid player with some old-man game knowledge, but he…

  22. Owners taking their time with coaches on hot seat

    Apr 15, 2011, 6:05 PM EST

    Kurt Rambis

    The coaching carousel has not started spinning yet. We keep expecting the music, we hear who is on the hot seat or likely gone, but nothing yet. Because owners are taking their time, reports Marc Spears at Yahoo. Take Kurt Rambis in Minnesota. (Please.) Everyone knows he’s expected to be let go, but so far…

  23. Pistons’ Villanueva suspended five games for losing it on court

    Apr 13, 2011, 5:46 PM EST

    Charlie Villanueva

    Charlie Villanueva earned this one. The Pistons reserve has been suspended five games, the league announced, after security — and eventually the police — had to keep him from going after Cleveland’s Ryan Hollins after a foul Monday night. Villanueva will sit out the Pistons season finalie against the 76ers Wednesday, as well as the…

  24. Tom Gores isn’t buying Pistons, his equity firm is

    Apr 13, 2011, 4:59 PM EST

    Tom Gores

    Piston fans, there is just never going to be another owner like Bill Davidson. The storybook ending of a drawn-out, sloppy sale of the team after his death is that Michigan-raised billionaire Tom Gores bought the Pistons and that things will now start back on the path to the glory days. Except, it’s not really…

  25. Charlie Villanueva snaps on court, tries to carry fight to locker room

    Apr 11, 2011, 11:53 PM EST

    Charlie Villanueva Ryan Hollins fight

    Soon to be new Pistons owner Tom Gores was in the building. Charlie Villanueva has an interesting way of impressing him. What ended as one of the craziest moments of the year — with police trying to stop a locker room fight — started on the court with 5:45 left in the fourth quarter. The…

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