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  1. In shock to nobody, Lawrence Frank fired in Detroit

    Apr 18, 2013, 2:28 PM EST

    Lawrence Frank

    I officially got off the “Lawrence Frank knows how to build a team” train earlier this season, when Andre Drummond was showing real promise but was being held back so Jason Maxiell could get more minutes. Despite what owner Tom Gores thought, this was not a playoff team, it was a team that needed to…

  2. We welcome the Pistons to the advanced statistics club

    Sep 27, 2011, 1:52 PM EST

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    I’m guessing this has been planned long before Pistons owner Tom Gores saw “Moneyball” last weekend. Although that Brad Pitt can be quite persuasive. Last weekend was the New England Symposium on Statistics and Sports, which you were not invited to because you are not a sports math geek. Or not geeky enough. No, I…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. Sale of Pistons to Tom Gores finally approved

    Jun 1, 2011, 8:47 AM EST

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    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…

  11. 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…

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

    Apr 13, 2011, 4:59 PM EST

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    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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. Pistons president Dumars shows support for embattled coach

    Feb 28, 2011, 3:28 PM EST

    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…

  18. Tom Gores reaches deal to buy Detroit Pistons

    Feb 11, 2011, 9:41 AM EST

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    Soon, the Detroit Pistons will have a new owner. And with it maybe a direction for the franchise. Billionaire financier Tom Gores has reached a deal to buy the team, according to the Detroit Free Press. The total value of the deal, which includes the team, the Palace of Auburn Hills and DTE Energy Music…

  19. Gores has 30-day window to purchase Pistons

    Jan 8, 2011, 6:58 PM EST

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    We told you yesterday Michigan native and billionaire Tom Gores was now the front runner to purchase the Detroit Pistons. The Associated Press is now reporting he has a 30-day exclusive window to purchase the team. If a deal is worked out, it could be presented to the Board of Governors (the other NBA owners)…

  20. Pistons sale could be complete next week

    Jan 7, 2011, 10:16 AM EST

    Detroit Pistons v New Orleans Hornets

    Tom Gores, a Michigan native worth an estimated $2.2 billion, will complete his purchase of the Detroit Pistons as soon as next week, the Detroit News reports. It may well take longer to complete the deal, but the goal is to have the sale done in time to present it to the NBA Board of…

  21. Not much change in Pistons sale

    Sep 6, 2010, 12:01 PM EST

    Team sales are not a quick thing, especially when the perceived value and actual value are different. There seems to be little change in what is going on with the Detroit Pistons sale, at least that seems the case after reading the latest update from the Detroit News. There are four groups in the running,…

  22. Michigan Native Gores appears frontrunner to buy Pistons

    Aug 20, 2010, 10:56 AM EST

    You know that Tom Gores has money — he was seen near courtside for Game 7 between the Lakers and Celtics, and they were not giving those tickets away. Gores now appears to be the frontrunner to buy the Pistons, according to the Detroit News. Gores was raised in Flint, went to Michigan State, used…

  23. Two more candidates emerge to purchase Detroit Pistons

    Aug 13, 2010, 12:08 PM EST

    Michael Ilitch’s planned monopoly on the Detroit sports scene has a little competition. Two new candidates have emerged as suitors for the Detroit Pistons, according to the Detroit News. One is George Postolos, who recently headed a group that came in second to the Michael Jordan group in buying the Charlotte Bobcats. You want credentials,…

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