Vince Ellis Detroit Free Press Published 9:14 p.m. UTC Aug 10, 2018 Many of the same faces will greet Detroit Pistons fans when the team begins its season at Little Caesars Arena. The Brooklyn Nets are up first as the Pistons seek to reach the postseason for the first time since the 2015-16 season. The Pistons will open the 2018-19 season with a visit from the Nets on Oct. 17 as the team begins their second season at LCA after moving from the Palace after nearly 30 seasons. More: Pistons preseason schedule: They play Cavs at Breslin Center The Pistons and the NBA released the 2018-19 schedule on Friday afternoon. The Pistons will be ESPN four times (Dec. 7 vs. 76ers, Jan. 9 at Lakers, Feb. 27 at Spurs and March 13 at Miami) and will have 12 back-to-backs as the league moves toward limiting instances of teams playing on consecutive nights. The Pistons’ first multi-game trip against Western Conference foes doesn’t take place until January and 15 of the first 24 games … [Read more...] about Detroit Pistons schedule release: 10 matchups to circle on calendar
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Kirkland Crawford Detroit Free Press Published 2:29 p.m. UTC Jul 6, 2018 NBA Summer League: Detroit Pistons vs. Milwaukee Bucks When: 7 p.m. Where: Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas. TV: NBA TV. Live stream: NBA.com. Game notes: It's the first of three scheduled opponents as the recent draft class, most of last year's as well, and players looking for a chance to make an impression hit the court in Las Vegas. The Pistons will not have Luke Kennard (knee strain), but will have this year's draftees, Khyri Thomas and Bruce Brown, as well as Henry Ellenson getting significant playing time. Twitter updates Live updates for mobile users. … [Read more...] about Detroit Pistons vs. Milwaukee Bucks in Summer League: How to watch
Marlowe Alter Detroit Free Press Published 1:04 p.m. UTC Jun 1, 2018 The Detroit Pistons reportedly interviewed the NBA's coach of the year Thursday. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Thursday evening the Pistons met with Dwane Casey to discuss the team's vacant head coaching job. The report states Casey interviewed in Michigan, with a Pistons contingent including new senior adviser Ed Stefanski and coaching search consultants Bernie Bickerstaff and Jim Lynam. Casey, 61, molded the Toronto Raptors into an Eastern Conference contender in seven seasons. He coached the Raptors to a 320-238 record, taking over the franchise in 2011. Under Casey, Toronto won four division titles, reached the playoffs the past five seasons and set a franchise record with 59 wins this season. Report: Pistons bringing in former head coaches to help search Casey was fired after the Cleveland Cavaliers swept the Raptors in the 2018 Eastern Conference semifinals, the third … [Read more...] about Report: Detroit Pistons interview Dwane Casey for head coach opening
Kirkland Crawford Detroit Free Press Published 1:25 p.m. UTC May 31, 2018 The list of candidates for the Detroit Pistons' head coaching search appears to be growing by the minute. Earlier Wednesday evening, the Free Press confirmed that the Pistons planned to interview TNT NBA analyst Kenny Smith. Now, a new person has emerged with significant local ties. A source confirmed for the Free Press that Miami Heat assistant coach Juwan Howard will interview for the head coaching job. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the news on Twitter. Howard, 45, was an international basketball star as a member of Michigan basketball's Fab Five. He played three seasons at U-M, helping the team reach consecutive Final Fours in 1992 and 1993. He left after his junior season for the 1994 NBA draft, when he was taken fifth overall by the Washington Bullets. In his 19-year NBA career, Howard made one All-Star team (1996) and was on one NBA championship squad (2012 … [Read more...] about Detroit Pistons to interview Fab Five’s Juwan Howard for coach job
Vince Ellis Detroit Free Press Published 5:02 p.m. UTC May 28, 2018 It used to be simple. For NBA prospects with the option to return to school, they needed to hear one thing: A first-round guarantee. But in recent years, since the unprecedented infusion of TV in 2016, guaranteed money has been available for picks taken in the first half of the second round. Wisconsin junior power forward Ethan Happ is aware of the trend. Happ, who worked out for the Detroit Pistons on Thursday, and his agent will have that in mind when they decide whether to keep his name in the draft as the Wednesday deadline looms. The Pistons have a just second-round pick (42nd overall) in the 60-pick June 21 draft. “Detroit has a great pick and I thought I had a good workout, but obviously there are other good candidates in talking with their GM and assistant GMs,” Happ said at the Auburn Hills practice facility. “There’s no guarantees in this draft business, but I’m … [Read more...] about Ethan Happ debates NBA draft or Wisconsin; What about Detroit Pistons?