Auburn Hills, MI (Sports Network) - Phil Jackson has agreed to serve in an advisory capacity in the Detroit Pistons' search for a new head coach. The Pistons fired Lawrence Frank last month following a 29-53 season. Frank posted a record of 54-94 during his two seasons in Detroit. "Phil Jackson is a friend and one of the best minds
Auburn Hills, MI (Sports Network) - The Detroit Pistons have fired head coach Lawrence Frank after two seasons, the team announced Thursday. The Pistons went 29-53 this past season, which ended on Wednesday. Overall, Frank recorded a record of 54-94 during his time in Detroit. "We thank Lawrence for his hard work and dedication, but we feel it is in
Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) - Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Knight injured his ankle during Monday's contest against the Utah Jazz and will not return. While driving to the basket, Knight rolled his ankle and drew a foul. The injury prevented him from shooting the free throws, and because of which, he is not allowed to re-enter the game.
New York, NY (Sports Network) - Detroit Pistons guard Will Bynum was suspended one game for punching Indiana's Tyler Hansbrough during this past Saturday's game. Bynum was ejected with 8:39 remaining in Detroit's 90-72 loss after he struck Hansbrough in the stomach while trying to get through a screen set by the Indiana big man. One of Detroit's top reserves,
Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Knight will miss Friday's game at Indiana due to a hyperextended right knee. Knight suffered the injury during the third quarter of Wednesday's 105-99 road victory over Charlotte after being rolled into by Bobcats guard Kemba Walker. The second-year pro did return to the game briefly in the fourth quarter before
Auburn Hills, MI (Sports Network) - Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond is expected to miss four to six weeks after sustaining a stress fracture of the fifth lumbar vertebra in his back. The ninth overall pick in this past year's NBA Draft originally injured his back in a Feb. 4 contest against the Knicks, but did further damage to it
(Sports Network) - The Memphis Grizzlies have traded forward Rudy Gay to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for point guard Jose Calderon, forward Ed Davis and a second round draft pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. Additionally, the Grizzlies will send Calderon to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for forwards Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye. Gay had reportedly been on
New York, NY (Sports Network) - The NBA announced on Wednesday that it has fined Detroit Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva $25,000 for committing a Flagrant Foul Two in Tuesday's game against Sacramento. Villanueva was whistled for the infraction against Kings guard Isaiah Thomas with four seconds remaining in the first half of Detroit's 103-97 win.
Those are both significant upgrades from his rookie season. Monroe is a future All-Star, although the East has solid pivot men in Philly (Andrew Bynum) and Indiana (Roy Hibbert). Monroe has a great skill set and is able to toil in relative anonymity with the Detroit Pistons. The Pistons haven't been relevant for a little while. They were the 2004
Winnipeg, MB (Sports Network) - Chase Budinger recorded 21 points as the Minnesota Timberwolves downed the Detroit Pistons, 95-76, in NBA preseason action from MTS Centre. Derrick Williams posted 18 points while Dante Cunningham totaled 12 points and 14 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who improved to 3-2 in the exhibition season. Nikola Pekovic added 14 points for the hosts. Rodney