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Southern Mississippi hires Jay Hopson as football coach

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Southern Mississippi has hired Alcorn State's Jay Hopson as its next football coach. Southern Miss athletic director Bill McGillis announced the hiring Saturday night on Twitter. Hopson replaces Todd Monken, who left last week after three seasons to become the offensive coordinator for the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers. McGillis says Hopson will be introduced...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr named to the College Football Playoff committee

Tweet The University of Michigan just got a friend on the College Football Playoff committee. According to USA Today, former Wolverines football coach Lloyd Carr was officially named to the 12-person committee along with Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens. Both will join former Southern Mississippi coach Jeff Bower and former Central Michigan coach and athletic director Herb...
Via The Majors Ann Arbor
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Lloyd Carr, Oregon AD among 4 named to playoff selection committee

IRVING, Texas -- Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens and former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr are among the four new additions to the College Football Playoff selection committee.College Football Playoff Executive Director Bill Hancock announced Thursday that Mullens, Carr, former Southern Mississippi coach Jeff Bower and former Central Michigan coach and athletic director Herb Deromedi...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Lloyd Carr, Oregon AD added to playoff selection committee

IRVING, Texas (AP) Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens and former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr are among the four new additions to the College Football Playoff selection committee. College Football Playoff Executive Director Bill Hancock announced Thursday that Mullens, Carr, former Southern Mississippi coach Jeff Bower and former Central Michigan coach and athletic director Herb...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

CFP Committee welcomes four new members

The College Football Playoff Committee has welcomed four new members to its ranks in former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr, former Central Michigan coach Herb Deromedi, former Southern Miss coach Jeff Bower and Oregon AD Rob Mullens. The addition of the quartet was reported on Twitter by Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman. The 4 new CFP Committee members: ex #USM HC Jeff Bower, ex #Michigan...
Via Campus Sports Net
23 days ago  |  Discuss

College Football Playoff Committee Announces Four New Members

The second season of the College Football Playoff is in the books, as the Alabama Crimson Tide brought home the second edition of the four team tournament, one year after losing to eventual champ Ohio State in the semifinals. When the 2016 season kicks off, there will be four new members to the committee that decides the four team who qualify for the system as well as who plays...
Via Gamedayr
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons Assign Brandon Jennings To D-League For Rehab Assignment

Brandon Jennings has been assigned to the Detroit Pistons' NBA Development League (D-League) affiliate, the Grand Rapids Drive. Jennings, who is continuing his rehabilitation process, will see his first game action on Saturday, December 19 vs. the Iowa Energy. The six-year NBA veteran missed 41 games last season and has not played this season after suffering a ruptured left Achilles...
Via RealGM
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Jennings enters final stages of rehab, will play in D-League game

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings will play for the team's D-League affiliate as he enters the final stages of his rehabilitation from a ruptured Achilles tendon. Jennings hasn't played since injuring his left leg in a Jan. 24 game at Milwaukee. The Pistons announced Thursday that he had been assigned to the Grand Rapids Drive. Grand Rapids faces...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit's Jennings to play in D-League game as part of rehab

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings will play for the team's D-League affiliate as he enters the final stages of his rehabilitation from a ruptured Achilles tendon. Jennings hasn't played since injuring his left leg in a Jan. 24 game at Milwaukee. The Pistons announced Thursday that he had been assigned to the Grand Rapids Drive. Grand Rapids faces...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Pistons Deny Having Any Trade Talks Involving Brandon Jennings

Brandon Jennings has been identified in the media as a trade candidate when he returns from his Achilles injury. But Stan Van Gundy claims neither he nor Jeff Bower have had any talks with other teams about Jennings. "We haven't one talk with anybody about him," Van Gundy said. "I just think that people assume that with Reggie (Jackson) here and the way Brandon played last year,...
Via RealGM
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: 4 Things I Learned from SVG

Last week, Detroit Pistons coach and and president of basketball operations Stan Van Gundy appeared on Zach Lowe of Grantland’s podcast, ‘The Lowe Post’. Here are four things I took away from the insightful hour-plus of hoops talk: 1. The Pistons Scouting Department is First-Rate We all know Van Gundy has enough on his plate as both coach and head of basketball ops, that’s...
Via isportsweb.com
August 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: First moves of free agency

The Detroit Pistons made their first moves of the free agency period yesterday, acquiring four new players in the process. The Pistons reached a verbal agreement with Aron Baynes on a three-year, $20 million contract. Then came a rather one-sided trade: Morris Suns get: Detroit’s 2020 second-round pick Pistons get: Marcus Morris, Reggie Bullock and Danny Granger The Suns...
Via isportsweb.com
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

The Pistons may trade their No. 8 pick

On the verge of a crucial offseason, the Detroit Pistons aren't ruling out any options just yet. That includes the possibility of trading one of their top assets: The No. 8 overall selection is this year's NBA Draft, acquired last week in the lottery."That's one of the many options that we'll look at, of course -- just like looking at other options maybe in a different direction...
Via Fox Sports
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Divac, Noel, Bird Among On-Stage Participants For Lottery

The NBA has released the list of on-stage participants for next week's draft lottery. Hornets: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Nuggets: Josh Kroenke Pistons: Jeff Bower Pacers: Larry Bird Lakers: Byron Scott Heat: Alonzo Mourning Wolves: Glen Taylor Knicks: Steve Mills Thunder: Russell Westbrook Magic: Alex Martins 76ers: Nerlens Noel Suns: Alex Len Kings: Vlade Divac Jazz: Dennis Lindsey
Via RealGM
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Revved-Up Detroit Pistons Suddenly Soaring Without Malcontent Josh Smith

Can one player really make the difference between winning and losing? In most cases, that’s debatable, but for the Detroit Pistons, it’s beginning to look like there should be no discussion. Since releasing Josh Smith in late December, the team is 6-0, winning games in a variety of impressive ways. They’ve blown out teams such as the Cleveland Cavaliers and Orlando Magic, while...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic 8-Ball: Analytics, Selfies, Feelings, and Big Babies

In our Magic 8-Ball you’ll find quotes, tweets, Orlando Magic player social media posts, a random prediction that sticks to the Magic 8-Ball theme, any stats or tidbits you don’t find in our other MBO postings, and more. Basically a buffet of things that may slip through the cracks that are worth bringing up.    #1: Evan Fournier May Have a Selfie Obsession   Yup @EvanFourmizz...
Via Magic Basketball Online
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Bower Has Freedom To Pursue Trades As Pistons' GM

Jeff Bower can openly discuss trades with other teams as part of his job duties as general manager of the Detroit Pistons. Bower consults daily with Stan Van Gundy about ways in which the Pistons can improve their roster. "That question is asked a lot," Bower said, referring to his trade empowerment. "But no matter what the structure is, the G.M. isn't going to make a trade without...
Via RealGM
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

George David Steps Down As Assistant GM Of Pistons

George David has stepped down as assistant general manager of the Detroit Pistons. “George David has informed general manager Jeff Bower and I that he has made the decision to step down as assistant general manager,” said Stan Van Gundy, Detroit Piston Head Coach and President of Basketball Operations. “We wish George well in his future endeavors.” "17 years, an NBA Championship...
Via RealGM
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Draft results 2014: Pistons pick Spencer Dinwiddie, The Mayor, 38th overall

Dinwiddie. What a name. The Mayor. Even better. He also has a mustache, which I’m sure Stan Van Gundy will make him shave because that’s what men with powerful mustaches do to others with powerful mustaches. Only one mustache per squad, bro. (See Jeff Bower.) Welcome to Detroit, Dinwiddie!
Via Detroit4lyfe
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons’ Blessing in Disguise

Although Stan Van Gundy will begin his Detroit tenure without a lottery draft pick, it may not be so bad after all. Here’s why… By: Miles Wray Much of the work that immediately faces the new Detroit Pistons brain trust — coach and President of Operations Stan Van Gundy and general manager Jeff Bower — revolves around undoing the crippling mistakes of its predecessor, Joe...
Via The Lottery Mafia
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Marist should focus on Skinner

By Mark Blaudschun I know this is a tired theme, but sometimes persistence pays off. Marist is looking for a new basketball coach to replace Jeff Bower, who left after one season to become the general manager of the Detroit…Read more →
Via A Jersey Guy
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Van Gundy: New Pistons GM Bower will have say in personnel decisions

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Stan Van Gundy wants personnel decisions to be a collaborative process for Detroit's new front office. The Pistons introduced general manager Jeff Bower on Wednesday, and he'll be working with Van Gundy as the Pistons try to take a step forward after missing the playoffs the last five seasons. Van Gundy was hired last month as Detroit's coach and team...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

LIVE STREAM: Jeff Bower press conference

Watch as the Pistons introduce their new GM, Jeff Bower, at an 11:30 a.m. press conference Wednesday.  
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons Set to Hire Jeff Bower as General Manager

Just who is Jeff Bower, and how will he fit in Detroit? A few weeks ago, I wrote about whom Stan Van Gundy would look to hire as his general manager: I do think the GM will be a relatively unknown, or one in his first stint as general manager. Enter Jeff Bower. Relative unknown? Nope. First stint as general manager? Try again. Instead of hiring the young, rising executive, Van Gundy...
Via The Lottery Mafia
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Pistons Nearing Deal With Jeff Bower For General Manager Job

DETROIT — The Detroit Pistons and Jeff Bower are nearing an agreement that would make him the team’s general manager, according to a person with knowledge of the talks. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the deal was not yet final. The Pistons hired Stan Van Gundy as their coach and team president last month. Bower was the coach at Marist College last...
Via NESN.com
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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