Pistons fans, you can bring out your old Chauncey Billups jerseys after all.
At Billups' welcome-home press conference Tuesday at the Palace, the team announced that they had worked out a deal with the NBA to let Billups wear the No. 1 jersey that he sported during his first stint with the team.
Under league rules, the NBA could have forced Andre Drummond to keep No. 1, since he didn't give proper notice of a planned number change, but a waiver was granted. Drummond, who tweeted after the Pistons signed Billups that he wanted to give him the No. 1 jersey, will now wear No. 0.
That was just the beginning of a big day for the organization. Not only is Billups back, albeit a few years too late to undo one of the biggest mistakes of Joe Dumars' career, but owner Tom Gores issued a rare statement about the team.
"Were on our way to fulfilling our promise to revitalize this franchise and make the Pistons competitive again," Gores said. ""Were not finished yet, and we still need to pr...