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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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”…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. Joe Dumars is safe from new management

    Apr 9, 2011, 3:30 PM EST

    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…

  17. Pistons officially sold to Tom Gores

    Apr 8, 2011, 2:21 PM EST

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    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…

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

    Apr 6, 2011, 8:30 PM EST

    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…

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

    Apr 6, 2011, 12:16 PM EST

    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…

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

    Apr 4, 2011, 9:01 AM EST

    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,…

  21. Stick a fork in them: Detroit Pistons

    Apr 3, 2011, 9:30 AM EST

    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…

  22. Dennis Rodman elected to Hall of Fame

    Apr 2, 2011, 12:46 PM EST

    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…

  23. Dennis Rodman to have jersey retired by Pistons Friday

    Apr 1, 2011, 11:46 AM EST

    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…

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

    Apr 1, 2011, 8:30 AM EST

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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…

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

    Mar 30, 2011, 5:10 PM EST

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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…

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