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Detroit Pistons: Stan Van Gundy Makes Team Playoff Contenders Again

The Detroit Pistons were a popular “sleeper” team pick heading into the 2013-2014 season after acquiring Josh Smith in free agency and Brandon Jennings from the Bucks. Instead, the team finished with a 29-53 record; nine games behind the Atlanta Hawks for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. 50 games into the season, head coach Maurice Cheeks was fired and John Loyer...
Via Standing O Sports
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy Hired As New Pistons Head Coach And Head Of Basketball Operations

Photo Credit: @svgorlando/Twitter Maurice Cheeks began the 2013-14 season as the Detroit Pistons’ head coach. After going 21-29, Cheeks was fired and replaced by Detroit assistant John Loyer. Now that the season is over, a new sheriff comes to town… his name is Stan Van Gundy. Former Orlando Magic’ head coach (2007-12) will now be taking the reigns in Detroit as the new head...
Via Blog Surface
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA News: Detroit Pistons need general manager before head coach

The Detroit Pistons decided to move in another direction when they did not renew general manager Joe Dumar's contract this off season. Dumars was the GM of the Pistons for 14 seasons, and has agreed to remain an adviser to the team but step down from his current role. The Pistons finished 29-53 for the second consecutive season and need some change for the better. As well as looking...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers News: ESPN rank Mike D’Antoni as 20th-best head coach in NBA

If you asked fans of the Los Angeles Lakers where they’d rank Mike D’Antoni among the league’s best coaches, the 62-year-old would probably find himself sat at number 30 out of a possible 30. However, according to ESPN’s Forecast panel, D’Antoni is the 20th-best head coach in the Association. ESPN asked their Forecast panel to rate every coach from zero to 10. From there...
Via Lakerholicz.com
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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'll see different...
Via RealGM
April 01, 2014  |  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 giving up...
Via RealGM
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Why John Loyer will be succesful with the Pistons

(Mike Mulholland | Mlive.com) 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...
Via TopSportsReport
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Believe it: Cavaliers, Pistons riding high

Cleveland Cavaliers (19-33) at Detroit Pistons (22-29) Venue: Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Mich. TV: 7:30 p.m., FOX Sports Ohio (Cavaliers Live pregame starts at 7 p.m.) Projected Starters CLEVELAND: C Tyler Zeller; PF Tristan Thompson; SF Luol Deng; SG Jarrett Jack; PG Kyrie Irving. DETROIT: C Andre Drummond; PF Greg Monroe; SF Josh Smith; SG Kyle Singler; PG Brandon Jennings...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavaliers-Pistons Preview

Interim coach John Loyer would like to follow his winning debut by leading the Detroit Pistons to their longest home winning streak in six years. The Cleveland Cavaliers, meanwhile, haven't won four straight in any fashion since LeBron James left for Miami. The Pistons go for another win over the Cavaliers on Wednesday night before both teams enter the All-Star break. While Detroit...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavaliers-Pistons Preview

Interim coach John Loyer would like to follow his winning debut by leading the Detroit Pistons to their longest home winning streak in six years. The Cleveland Cavaliers, meanwhile, haven't won four straight in any fashion since LeBron James left for Miami. The Pistons go for another win over the Cavaliers on Wednesday night before both teams enter the All-Star break. While Detroit...
Via AP on Fox
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 on, at least through one game. Loyer coached the Pistons...
Via AP on Fox
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Spurs-Celtics Preview

Though they're sitting atop the Southwest Division, the banged-up San Antonio Spurs have fallen off their earlier pace over the last three-plus weeks. They've played well against Boston of late, but the Celtics are starting to hold their own. The visiting Spurs go for a fifth consecutive win in the series as the teams play their final game before the All-Star break Wednesday night...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons beat Spurs 109-100 in Loyer's debut

Brandon Jennings scored 21 points, and the Detroit Pistons beat the San Antonio Spurs 109-100 on Monday night in John Loyer's first game as interim coach. Detroit abruptly fired Maurice Cheeks on Sunday after only 50 games as coach, but although they've been unimpressive for the most part this season, the Pistons have played better lately. The comfortable win over the Spurs was...
Via AP on Fox
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons top Spurs in Loyer's debut

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Brandon Jennings scored 21 points, and the Detroit Pistons beat the San Antonio Spurs 109-100 on Monday night in John Loyer's first game as interim coach. Detroit abruptly fired Maurice Cheeks on Sunday after only 50 games as coach, but although they've been unimpressive for the most part this season, the Pistons have played better lately. The comfortable...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Rasheed Wallace promoted to assistant coach

AUBURN HILLS -- Rasheed Wallace is moving to the front row of the Pistons bench. With John Loyer moving from assistant coach to interim head coach, and Maz Trakh losing his job along with mentor Maurice Cheeks, the Pistons were down to one assistant -- Henry Bibby. That wouldn't work in the modern NBA -- Spurs coach Gregg Popovich brought five assistants to the Palace Monday night...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons move on with Loyer at helm

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Chauncey Billups is nearing the end of a distinguished career and he has seen enough to realize that change can come at any time in the NBA. Still, when the Detroit Pistons fired Maurice Cheeks after only 50 games as coach, he was surprised. "I think, first of all, everybody was a little caught off guard," Billups said. "It's the NBA. You never know what...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Who should replace Mo Cheeks?

  Anthony Cardamone Detroit Pistons Writer   Intro Shocking news broke yesterday when Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Pistons fired first year head coach Maurice Cheeks. 50 games into the season, the new look Pistons have not lived up to expectations. They currently stand at 21-29, and trail Charlotte by half a game for the 8th seed in the East. I could tell something was...
Via TopSportsReport
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons try to stay focused after coaching change

In the NBA, change can happen at any time. Especially for the Detroit Pistons, it seems. Detroit fired coach Maurice Cheeks on Sunday, and the Pistons are trying to move on quickly Monday, when they host the San Antonio Spurs. Assistant John Loyer is taking over the coaching duties on an interim basis, and Detroit can ill afford a difficult adjustment period. The Pistons enter the...
Via AP on Fox
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons Fans Create Petition To Make Rasheed Wallace Head Coach

Immediately following Sunday’s firing of Maurice Cheeks, Detroit Pistons fans created an official online White House petition insisting that Rasheed Wallace be named the new head coach. One of the ringleaders of the petition was particularly adamant about Sheed taking on this new role. BTW, if you didn't sign that petition, you have no soul.— James Kim (@JdotKimmy) February...
Via NESN.com
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons fire Mo Cheeks, team finds out of Twitter

After just 50 games at the helm, the Detroit Pistons fired head coach Maurice Cheeks and named assistant John Loyer as the interim for the rest of the year. Cheeks’ firing may not come as a surprise to some considering just how awful the Pistons are this season in a horrible conference. Given the talent […]
Via The Majors National
February 09, 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 search...
Via The Majors Detroit
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Gores ran out of patience with Cheeks' underachieving Pistons

In an odd way, Maurice Cheeks might have been done in by his final successes. When Pistons owner Tom Gores spoke to the media last weekend, it was quite clear that he felt the team was underachieving. He never mentioned Cheeks by name, but discussed his disappointment in the way that the team was prepared for games, and said that he didn't feel like they were getting the most out...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons To Let John Loyer Finish Season, Begin Search In Offseason

The Detroit Pistons won't conduct a coaching search until the end of the season. John Loyer will coach the Pistons for the remainder of the season after the club fired Maurice Cheeks. Lionel Hollins has been mentioned as a possible candidate the Pistons will pursue.
Via RealGM
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Maurice Cheeks Fired by Detroit Pistons, Per Report

Maurice Cheeks has been fired by the Detroit Pistons, Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported, in a rather startling turn of events that follows on the heels of back-to-back home wins over the Nets and Nuggets. After spending big bucks this offseason on Brandon Jennings and Josh Smith, the Pistons sit at a disappointing 21-29 but are just a half-game out of a playoff spot in the Eastern...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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