Top candidates emerge for Detroit Pistons president of basketball operations role
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by Yahoo Sports
1d ago
Trajan Langdon, Scott Perry, Dennis Lindsey and John Hammond have impressed in interviews and are front-runners to meet with Pistons owner Tom Gores ..read more
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On this day: Chris Ford fired; Todd Mundt, Dave Popson born
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by Celtics Wire
3d ago
On this day in 1995, Boston Celtics head coach Chris Ford was fired, and big men Todd Mundt and Dave Popson were born ..read more
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NBA Insider Details Detroit Pistons Failed Trade for Kobe Bryant
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by All Pistons
3d ago
During the 2000s, the Detroit Pistons were a perennial contender in the Eastern Conference. While appearing on Barstool Sports' Pardon My Take podcast, Adrian Wojnarowski touched on how the Pistons almost pulled off a trade for Kobe Bryant. "They had agreed to it essentially, but Kobe had to want to do it" Woj said. "That trade was agreed to, like the two teams with the terms, but then Kobe just said ah I don't want to do this ..read more
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Trail Blazers News: Former Portland GM Rejected Interview with East Lottery Team
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by All Trail Blazers
4d ago
Former Portland Trail Blazers general manager Neil Olshey, who led Rip City's front office from 2012-21, has rejeceted overtures from the Detroit Pistons to even interview for the club's team president role, writes Jake Fisher of Yahoo Sports. Olshey is a front office free agent at present, so the fact that he is wholly unwilling to steward the team forward that has sported the worst record in the NBA for each of the last two seasons feels like something of an indictment on Detroit's assets. In each of the last two seasons, Detroit has fallen to the fifth pick in the subsequent summer's draft ..read more
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Detroit Pistons at NBA draft combine: Any of the top prospects would boost defense
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by Detroit Free Press
4d ago
The Detroit Pistons, after falling to fifth in Sunday's NBA draft Lottery, are in the midst of narrowing down a wide list of prospects at NBA combine ..read more
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Former Michigan State Forward Miles Bridges in NBA Free Agency, Could Return to Home State
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by Spartan Nation
4d ago
Former Michigan State forward and current Charlotte Hornet, Miles Bridges, has recently become a free agent. Bridges has drawn interest from an array of teams, including the Detroit Pistons, Utah Jazz and Hornets, according to USA TODAY NBA insider Michael Scotto. With the struggles that the Pistons have been dealing with, Bridges would be a perfect addition to help out the team. Cade Cunningham is a great point guard, and with a forward like Bridges, they could start to do some damage and climb the ranks ..read more
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Pistons could target Timberwolves executive for front office vacancy
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by mlive
4d ago
President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey “keeps a list and is vengeful,” one ex-basketball operations staff member said. Sean Meagher, staff AP By Kory Woods | kwoods@mlive.com The Detroit Pistons encountered a setback over the weekend in their search to fill their head of basketball operations vacancy—a position owner Tom Gores has tasked with determining the futures of general manager Troy Weaver and head coach Monty Williams. Multiple reports indicated that the Milwaukee Bucks denied the Pistons' request to interview Jon Horst, a Michigan native, for the role. Horst, 40, currently se ..read more
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Lakers-Pistons Kobe Bryant trade that almost happened gets eye-opening revelation
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by ClutchPoints
4d ago
More details have emerged from the trade that almost sent Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant to the Detroit Pistons almost two decades ago. Back in 2007, following the Los Angeles Lakers' second straight first-round playoff exit, Kobe Bryant had had enough and demanded a trade. It was a startling request by Bryant, who had spent his entire career with the Lakers up until that point. Shaquille O'Neal was traded to the Miami Heat during the summer of 2004, and over those next several years, it was clear Los Angeles wasn't a legitimate contender ..read more
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Ex-NBA Player Was Paid $300,000 By The Sacramento Kings This Season
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by Fastbreak
5d ago
Nerlens Noel did not play in the NBA past this season. The former Kentucky star most recently played in the league during the 2022-23 season when he was a member of the Brooklyn Nets and Detroit Pistons. Since he still had money on his deal, the Kings paid Noel $300,000 for the 2023-24 season despite him not being on the roster (h/t Sam Yip of HoopsHype and Spotrac). Noel was the sixth pick in the 2014 NBA Draft ..read more
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Potential Detroit Pistons Trade Target Expected to be Moved in Offseason
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by All Pistons
5d ago
This summer, the Detroit Pistons are slated to have some of the largest cap space in the league. While this makes them a threat in free agency, they could go another route with this financial flexibility. One player brought up recently is New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram. During a recent episode of the HoopsHype podcast, insider Michael Scotto detailed the latest on Ingram ..read more
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