AUBURN HILLS -- Tom Gores says the biggest thing he had to learn in his first year as Pistons owner is patience.
He still doesn't have a lot of it.
Gores had a end-of-season meeting with the media Thursday evening, and his message was clear.
"We better make the playoffs this season," he said.
Team president Joe Dumars and Pistons coach Lawrence Frank had their end-of-season meeting with the players on Friday morning, and then met with the media.
"I think that's a very realistic goal," Dumars said, when asked about the owner's statement. "Obviously, that's the direction we want to go - otherwise we wouldn't be here - but I also think it is a reasonable expectation."
One place where Dumars and Gores differed was on the strategy Detroit would employ to transform from a 25-41 team into a playoff team.
"I'm not sure our roster requires any moves to make the playoffs, because we have some great players on the team," the owner said. "I'm not saying that we won't look into the possi...