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Pistons Fire Stan Van Gundy, And It Looks Like The Coach-GM Hybrid Job Is Dying Pistons Fire Stan Van Gundy, And It Looks Like The Coach-GM Hybrid Job Is Dying

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported today that Stan Van Gundy has “parted ways” with the Detroit Pistons after four years of serving as the team’s coach and general manager. Van Gundy had one year remaining on a five-year, $35 million deal he signed in 2014, and Pistons owner Tom Gores said the change had to be made to…

Please Enjoy Vince Carter's Rude Blake Griffin Impression Please Enjoy Vince Carter's Rude Blake Griffin Impression

In a game between two dead-end teams waiting for the draft, the Pistons stuck around for two-and-a-half quarters before the Kings gutted it out and pulled off the loss. Blake Griffin came up big for the Pistons, but the night belonged to Vince Carter, who moved up to 22nd on the NBA’s all-time scoring list and had a…

DeMar DeRozan Got It Done For The Raptors DeMar DeRozan Got It Done For The Raptors

For a few glorious moments, this DeMar DeRozan dunk looked like it was going to be the game-winner in tonight’s Raptors-Pistons game. It would’ve been perfect—explosive and dramatic and from a guy who was on fire, with DeRozan on his way to 42 points and six assists:

Won't Someone Please Liquidate The Damn Detroit Pistons Already Won't Someone Please Liquidate The Damn Detroit Pistons Already

It is with great indifference (because it is impossible to feel any particular way about these Detroit Pistons) that I must inform you, a person who will be vaguely surprised to be reminded that the Pistons are an NBA team—not so much because you forgot altogether that they are an NBA team but by the sheer…

Stan Van Gundy Roasts The NCAA, Calls Out Racism Of The One-And-Done Rule Stan Van Gundy Roasts The NCAA, Calls Out Racism Of The One-And-Done Rule

Detroit’s Stan Van Gundy—one of the smartest and most quotable coaches in the NBA—got asked about the NCAA, and the Friday report about the FBI’s enforcement of recruiting violations, ahead of his Pistons’ game against the Hornets on Sunday. He took the opportunity to go in on the NBA’s free minor league.

Blake Griffin Looked Extremely Worth It In His Pistons Debut Blake Griffin Looked Extremely Worth It In His Pistons Debut

Despite barely knowing his new team’s offense, Blake Griffin’s Pistons debut went as well as he or Detroit could have hoped. Griffin had arrived in town only the day before, and after the game, he noted that coach Stan Van Gundy had implemented just five go-to plays in the unfamiliar team’s arsenal. “We ran them to…

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Oh Shit, The Clippers Traded Blake Griffin To Detroit Oh Shit, The Clippers Traded Blake Griffin To Detroit

Blake Griffin will soon have a harder time getting guest appearances on Comedy Central shows, because according to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Clippers have traded Griffin to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley, Boban Marjanovic, and a pair of picks.

They Should Leave Andre Drummond Out Of All-Star Games More Often They Should Leave Andre Drummond Out Of All-Star Games More Often

Andre Drummond is having the best season of his career, thanks in huge part to improvements as a free-throw shooter and passer, but it wasn’t enough to earn him his second All-Star selection. On Tuesday, he took his frustrations to Twitter:

Report: Avery Bradley Paid Settlement To Woman Who Accused Him Of Sexual Assault Report: Avery Bradley Paid Settlement To Woman Who Accused Him Of Sexual Assault

TMZ reported today that Detroit Pistons guard Avery Bradley “entered into a confidentiality agreement” with a woman who said he sexually assaulted her while she was “passed out drunk” on May 23 in Cleveland. The agreement with the woman was reached earlier this year, according to TMZ.

Andre Drummond Looks Like A New Player Andre Drummond Looks Like A New Player

Two years ago, I called Pistons center Andre Drummond a hilarious monster, and it was a fitting description. He was player blessed with the strength and cunning to grab 13.8 rebounds a game (4.3 of them on the offensive glass), and the rock-handed touch to shoot 38.6 percent from the free-throw line. He’s still very…

Stan Van Gundy: Athletes Protesting Inequality Are "Role Models Of American Patriotism" Stan Van Gundy: Athletes Protesting Inequality Are "Role Models Of American Patriotism"

Stan Van Gundy praised the work of Colin Kaepernick and other athletes who have protested racial injustice in an op-ed for Time magazine today, complete with a list of specific policy proposals on the subject.

May Andre Drummond's Recent Free Throw Success Never End May Andre Drummond's Recent Free Throw Success Never End

Andre Drummond, in his career, has been a hilariously bad free throw shooter. He’s not the first: Chris Dudley was such a disastrously terrible free throw shooter during his career that his name—a name that would not otherwise echo much in the minds of basketball fans—became a reference point for lousy free-throw…

How The Heck Did The Pistons Beat The Clippers And Warriors? How The Heck Did The Pistons Beat The Clippers And Warriors?

The Pistons are nobody’s idea of a great basketball team, and yet after a weekend that should have seem them shredded by two Western Conference giants, they are instead sitting on top of the Eastern Conference at 5-2. The team traveled to California and handed the Clippers their first loss of the year on Saturday, and…

Pistons Home Games Are Already Attendance Disasters Pistons Home Games Are Already Attendance Disasters

You know that sparkling new arena that Detroit and its citizens paid a hefty chunk of $863 million for? Yeah, nobody is going to games there.

The Pistons Couldn't Give Tickets To Their First Game At Detroit's Dumb New Arena Away The Pistons Couldn't Give Tickets To Their First Game At Detroit's Dumb New Arena Away

There has been much fanfare in Metro Detroit about the $863 million new stadium downtown that serves as the new home for both the Red Wings and the Pistons, which was paid for in part by $324 million in public money from the city and the state. The stadium, which is named after cheap pizza, is by all accounts…

Taxpayer-Funded Detroit Arena Now Sports Massive, Hideous Corporate Ad Taxpayer-Funded Detroit Arena Now Sports Massive, Hideous Corporate Ad

The taxpayer-funded new sports arena in Detroit that is not named after Gordie Howe unveiled a new “feature” Tuesday, one that will now dominate any aerial view of Detroit on every TV broadcast in the foreseeable future. The roof of the new arena features a gigantic, ugly logo for a third-rate pizza joint:

Pistons Take Advantage Of Danny Ainge's Bind, Get Avery Bradley Pistons Take Advantage Of Danny Ainge's Bind, Get Avery Bradley

The Celtics backed themselves into a bit of a jam when they decided to sign Gordon Hayward without obtaining the necessary cap room, and the moves they’ve been forced to make have given other teams a chance to benefit from Boston’s trouble. That’s how the Detroit Pistons reportedly traded Marcus Morris for Avery…

Detroit Officials Argue That Inability To Give Billionaires Free Money Will Harm City Finances Detroit Officials Argue That Inability To Give Billionaires Free Money Will Harm City Finances

The Detroit Pistons will soon move back to the city after nearly 40 years of playing out in the suburbs. The public will provide at least $305 million of the $945 million that it cost to build the new pizza-themed, arena as well as a new practice facility for the team. The actual cost will almost certainly end up…

Why Is Detroit's City Council Giving Away Free Money To Billionaires? Why Is Detroit's City Council Giving Away Free Money To Billionaires?

If you go to the Detroit Pistons’ website, you can buy season tickets for the 2017-18 season, their first in a brand-new arena named after a pizza company. The move to downtown Detroit, where they haven’t played since 1978, has sparked such interest that they’re ranked second among NBA teams for new season ticket…

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