Pistons To Give More Time To Young Players

John Loyer suggested the playing rotation could change some in April as official playoff elimination draws near for the Detroit Pistons. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Jonas Jerebko have regained their status in the rotation, while some of the younger players, such as rookies Peyton Siva and Tony Mitchell, and Italian sharpshooter Gigi Datome, await their chances. "You'...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons To Address Job Status Of Joe Dumars, John Loyer After Season

With Joe Dumars in the final season of his contract and John Loyer serving as an interim coach, Tom Gores said the Detroit Pistons will address the statuses of both once the season ends. “We got to finish the season," Gores said. "We’re gonna get it done. We’re going to finish the season and then we’re gonna regroup and we’re going to reflect. But I’m not...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers hold off Pistons for 112-103 victory

Detroit Pistons coach John Loyer was asked before Saturday’s game against the Clippers if he thought there was a chance the Clippers could come out and struggle because they hadn’t played since Monday. Loyer wasn’t buying it. “That’s a veteran team,” he said. The Clippers got off to a quick start and led by 13 points in the first quarter, yet were ahead by just a point...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons' John Loyer confident big lineup could work - just with more outside shooting

With a month remaining in the season, it’s obvious the grand experiment hasn’t worked. The Pistons are worse when they play center Andre Drummond, power forward Greg Monroe and small forward Josh Smith together. With Smith as a nontraditional small forward, the group lacks perimeter shooting to provide floor spacing. The group has been even worse defensively with two of the...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Defensive errors, poor fundamentals sinking Pistons

John Loyer doesn’t have the long-term security to lay the hammer down on his players, but he made no bones about the high expectations for his oversize front line. The interim coach was probably less than pleased about being thoroughly beaten on the boards by the Toronto Raptors, as they were surprisingly outclassed, 54-39, on Wednesday. Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas bothered...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Interim Pistons coach John Loyer faces long odds in audition for top job

Punctuality probably isn’t one of Pistons interim coach John Loyer’s strongest traits, but only because it conflicts with his consistency, his daily routine. His NBA-mandated pregame meetings with the assembled media usually find Loyer running late, because Kyle Singler needs Loyer to go through shooting drills. It’s a habit Loyer won’t be changing anytime soon, as he made...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Why John Loyer will be succesful with the Pistons

(Mike Mulholland | The John Loyer era is off to a good start in Detroit.The Pistons dominated the Southwest Division leading San Antonio Spurs in nearly every aspect of the game, and Loyer’s Pistons got a solid 109-100 win. The Pistons now stand at 22-29 are half a game behind Charlotte Bobcats for the 8th seed in the disastrous Eastern Conference. Thanks, to John...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons impress in Loyer's debut

Hours before John Loyer made his debut as Detroit's interim coach, Chauncey Billups offered a preview. ''He's always very energetic at all times,'' Billups said. ''I don't know what we're going to do in second halves because he won't have a voice. He always loses his voice in the first half.'' Billups' assessment was spot...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons Win Loyer’s Debut As Coach

The John Loyer era as the coach of the Detroit Pistons got off to a fast start Monday night with a 109-100 win over the San Antonio Spurs at the Palace Of Auburn Hills. Loyer’s debut was the Pistons third win in-a-row and placed then in a tie at 22-29 with the Charlotte Bobcats for the eighth playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Loyer was named the interim coach of the Pistons...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

John Loyer will take over Pistons head coaching duties the rest of the year

With Cheeks gone, the Pistons will reportedly hand the reins over to assistant John Loyer for the rest of the season this according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski who also stated that the Pistons won’t be conduction a coaching search right now. Detroit plans to let John Loyer coach the rest of season, league sources tells Yahoo Sports. Pistons won't be conducting a...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

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