Jun 16, 2013 3:35 PM EDT
The Detroit Pistons are taking a hard look at international players in the NBA draft, particularly with their two second round picks.
The Pistons are considering stashing at least one of their draft picks overseas for next season.
Alex Len figures to be the first foreign player taken in the draft.
Jun 10, 2013 6:26 PM EDT
Maurice Cheeks has accepted the Detroit Pistons' position of head coach.
Cheeks was most recently an assistant coach with the Oklahoma City Thunder and was previously the head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers and Philadelphia 76ers.
Cheeks replaces Lawrence Frank with the Pistons.
Jun 08, 2013 11:28 AM EDT
Maurice Cheeks is engaged in contract negotiations with the Detroit Pistons and could be named head coach by Sunday, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the talks.
Cheeks interviewed with the Pistons three times, including one visit with Tom Gores in Los Angeles.
In nine seasons, Cheeks compiled a 284-286 record with the Portland Trail Blazers and Philadelphia 76ers.
Jun 06, 2013 8:36 PM EDT
The Detroit Pistons are preparing to offer their head coaching position to Maurice Cheeks.
Cheeks is a finalist for the position along with Nate McMillan.
Cheeks was previously head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers and Philadelphia 76ers and has most recently been an assistant with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Jun 02, 2013 2:20 PM EDT
The Detroit Pistons are giving strong consideration to Maurice Cheeks to become their next head coach and have set up a third interview with the Oklahoma City Thunder assistant, according to sources.
The consensus in coaching circles is that the Pistons' job will come down to Cheeks and Nate McMillan.
Cheeks likely has the support of Joe Dumars.
Cheeks has posted a career mark of 284-286 in stints coaching the Philadelphia 76ers and Portland Trail Blazers
May 30, 2013 12:09 PM EDT
Lawrence Frank is unlikely to coach next season.
Frank is leaning toward next season off to focus on media opportunities, which will allow him more time at home, according to a source familiar with his thinking.
Frank is owed $4 million by the Detroit Pistons for next season.
May 25, 2013 12:12 PM EDT
James Southerland has scheduled eight visits over the next few weeks.
Southerland will work out for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Washington Wizards and Utah Jazz.
"He's visiting a bunch of teams," Southerland's agent, Mark Bartelstein said. "He's going to be very, very busy."
Southerland worked out for the Milwaukee Bucks earlier this week.
May 23, 2013 8:36 PM EDT
Joe Dumars is “comfortable” with the Detroit Pistons staying in the middle of the draft lottery.
"I'm good with it," Dumars said during a conference call with reporters Tuesday night. "I just talked to Tom Gores about five minutes (ago) and I basically said the same thing ... there are no franchise changers, there's no franchise guy, really, that you're looking at in this particular draft.
"So to be at seven or eight, we're going to get a good player. We'll add another really nice piece to the core we that already have and we'll move forward. So like I said, I'm very, very comfortable with it and OK with it -- totally OK with it."
Dumars said the Pistons are most focused on perimeter players.
"You rate these wing guys and it gets to the point where the ones you rated in the top seven or eight (are off the board), so why not take the best big guy or the best player on the board at that point?" he said. "Our preference is to look at the perimeter with this particular pick. But by no means are we locked into that where that's all we're going to take, no matter what."
May 23, 2013 7:52 PM EDT
Trey Burke is beginning to get a feel for where he might fall in the NBA draft.
"I'm hearing anywhere from two to six," Burke said Wednesday. "That's pretty much everything I'm hearing now. It's really a toss up and up in the air. So I'm looking forward to seeing what happens in the next month or so."
Burke wouldn't mind falling to the Pistons at No. 8.
"Absolutely, that would be great," he said. "To be able to play for the Pistons, right there in Michigan where I've already played for the Michigan Wolverines, that would be wonderful and I would be looking forward to it."
May 21, 2013 8:52 PM EDT
The 2013 NBA Draft Lottery was held on Tuesday in Times Square with the Cleveland Cavaliers winning for the second time in three years and third time in ten years. The Washington Wizards moved up from the eighth slot to draft third.
1. Cleveland Cavaliers
2. Orlando Magic
3. Washington Wizards
4. Charlotte Bobcats
5. Phoenix Suns
6. New Orleans Pelicans
7. Sacramento Kings
8. Detroit Pistons
9. Minnesota Timberwolves
10. Portland Trail Blazers
11. Philadelphia 76ers
12. Toronto Raptors
13. Dallas Mavericks
14. Utah Jazz
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