Found April 16, 2014 on Detroit Sports Nation:
It’s been another long, disappointing season for the Detroit Pistons, but rookie Kentavious Caldwell-Pope showed some potential in the season finale. The Pistons went into Oklahoma City to take on likely MVP Kevin Durant and the Thunder without Josh Smith and Rodney Stuckey. Interim coach John Loyer decided to start Caldwell-Pope and KCP showed why Loyer had faith in him. Caldwell-Pope made his first three shots and had seven points in the first quarter and helped the Pistons to a 30-28 lead after one quarter. Andre Drummond had 11 points in the first quarter as well. To start the second quarter, Caldwell-Pope knocked down a triple and converted two free throws. Then he knocked down another triple for a 40-34 lead, hit another triple over the outstretched hand of Thabo Sefolosha, and he had a jumper for a 48-37 Pistons lead. Kyle Singler followed with a 3 and Greg Monroe had a layup to help Detroit take a 55-54 lead at the half. Caldwell-Pope had 20 points at the half. His previous ...

Grant Hill is a candidate for the Pistons GM job

A few days ago, the Pistons announced that Joe Dumars would no longer be general manager of the team. Even though he was the architect behind the 2004 championship team, this is a “what have you done for me lately?” […]

Piston Chauncey Billups practices for front office

Chauncey Billups began thinking about life after basketball in 2005. After helping the Pistons win their first title in 15 years, the Pistons guard wanted to learn about the business side of the NBA. Life in the front office. So Billups began sitting in on meetings with then-team president Joe Dumars and his assistants, Scott Perry and John Hammond. Billups learned how to set...

Report: Grant Hill Will Not Accept Detroit Pistons GM Job

Grant Hill is a respected figure in the NBA community. He served the league during two decades and dedicated himself to being the best that he could be. A life in a suit and tie either on the bench or in the front office has been a forgone conclusion. That does not mean that the time is right for him to walk into the vacated general manager’s seat of the Detroit Pistons left hot...

Report: Grant Hill Candidate For Pistons GM Job

ESPN’s Marc Stein is reporting that the Detroit Pistons have interest in Grant Hill as a possible successor to Joe Dumars as the teams GM. Pistons vowing broad search for Joe Dumars' successor, but two names already in circulation to be on their list: Scott Perry and Grant Hill — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) April 16, 2014 Pistons also said to have interest in talking to...

Report: Grant Hill Not Interested In Becoming Pistons GM

Wednesday we reported that former Duke and NBA great Grant Hill, was a candidate for the Detroit Pistons general manager job.  Vincent Goodwill of The Detroit News is reporting that Hill has no interest in taking such a high ranking job this early after retirement. Hill, though, has told people close to him he won’t consider a front-office position this close to retirement, but...

Pistons' Greg Monroe admits team had chemistry issues

Greg Monroe, on the day his fourth NBA season ended and perhaps the occasion of his final Detroit Pistons game, was asked what the team needs to do to reverse its fates in the short term. "Um. ... I mean. ... Ahm. ... Well, um." He was saved by an offer to restrict the answer to personnel, and given that out, said more perimeter shooting would be nice. Later, Monroe...

Scott Perry, Grant Hill On Pistons' List To Take Over Front Office

The Detroit Pistons have Scott Perry and Grant Hill on their list of potential candidates to take over as president after the resign of Joe Dumars. Hill began his NBA career with the Detroit Pistons and has served as an NBA analyst since retiring from the league last year. Perry is an assistant general manager with the Orlando Magic. He has held positions under Dumars with the...

Scott Perry and… Grant Hill emerge as candidates for Pistons GM job

With Joe Dumars out as Pistons GM, Tom Gores now looks for the next willing soul to clean up the utter mess of an organization created by not only Dumars but Gores as well. With that said two names according to ESPN’s Marc Stein have emerged as potential candidates to take the reigns of the Pistons’ front office this summer. Pistons vowing broad search for Joe Dumars' successor...

Pistons mascot’s (Hooper’s) five best stunts of 2014 (VIDEO)

YouTube While many (rightfully) questioned the Pistons’ guts and grit on defense this season, the same couldn’t be said for Pistons mascot Hooper.  Mascots wear sweaty smelly suits or armor and throw their bodies around for a few cheap smiles and a small paycheck. Horses don’t ski.  Horses don’t rollerblade.  Horses can’t walk on two feet. Hooper does. Hooper puts his...

Report: Grant Hill Not Interested In Becoming Pistons’ GM

Wednesday we reported that former Duke and NBA great Grant Hill, was a candidate for the Detroit Pistons general manager job.  Vincent Goodwill of The Detroit News is reporting that Hill has no interest in taking such a high-ranking job this early after retirement. Hill, though, has told people close to him he won’t consider a front-office position this close to retirement,...

ESPN 30 for 30: Bad Boys – Review

Bad Boys, the newest ESPN 30 for 30, premiered on Thursday night on ESPN. Bad Boys brilliantly chronicled the 1980s hard-nosed Detroit Pistons and their gradual climb to the top of basketball greatness. Bill Laimbeer, Isaiah Thomas, and Dennis Rodman shocked the world when they defeated Michael Jordan’s Bulls, Larry Bird’s Celtics, Magic Johnson’s Lakers, Clyde Drexler...

New ESPN 30 for 30: Cheering for ‘Bad Boys’ of Detroit

Living in Chicago, I don’t have many people who agree with my view on the Detroit Pistons “Bad Boys.” They were one of my favorite all-time teams in sports, even if they did mug Michael Jordan. As much as you might have hated them, you had to admit some sense of admiration for this unique band of characters and how they played the game. ESPN’s latest 30 for 30, Bad Boys ...

Greg Monroe Doesn’t Think Pistons Had Good Team Chemistry

Photo Credit: Carlos Osorio/AP Pistons forward Greg Monroe, who is scheduled to become a restricted free agent this summer, took an opportunity to address questions about the Pistons team at the end of a disappointing season following a 112-111 loss to the OKC Thunder. Naturally, the subject of team chemistry came up, which would be expected for a team that has been a disappointment...

Scott Perry Expected To Be GM Candidate For Pistons, Cavaliers

Scott Perry is expected to be a general manager candidate for the Detroit Pistons and Cleveland Cavaliers, according to a source. Perry is assistant general manager of the Orlando Magic, but was formerly with the Detroit Pistons.

ESPN’s 30 for 30: Bad Boys Remembered

What if I told you they used to play defense in the NBA? We are using the term defense lightly. The Detroit Pistons of the late 1980s and early 1990s brought a brand of basketball to the professional ranks that literally choked the competition. Their physical style of play earned … Continue readingThe post ESPN’s 30 for 30: Bad Boys Remembered appeared first on Untied.
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