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Scott Perry Expected To Be GM Candidate For Pistons, Cavaliers

Scott Perry is expected to be a general manager candidate for the Detroit Pistons and Cleveland Cavaliers, according to a source.

Perry is assistant general manager of the Orlando Magic, but was formerly with the Detroit Pistons.

Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Spurs, Clippers, Thunder, Heat, Warriors Finish In Top-5 In Efficiency Differential

The San Antonio Spurs finished the 13-14 regular season with the best efficiency differential in the NBA with a mark of +8.1. The Spurs scored 110.5 points per 100 possession while allowing 102.4 points per 100 possessions.

The Los Angeles Clippers ranked second, followed by the Oklahoma City Thunder, Miami Heat and Golden State Warriors. 

The Indiana Pacers, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto Raptors and Phoenix Suns round out the top-10.

Click here for the full list.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Scott Perry, Grant Hill On Pistons' List To Take Over Front Office

The Detroit Pistons have Scott Perry and Grant Hill on their list of potential candidates to take over as president after the resign of Joe Dumars.

Hill began his NBA career with the Detroit Pistons and has served as an NBA analyst since retiring from the league last year.

Perry is an assistant general manager with the Orlando Magic. He has held positions under Dumars with the Pistons and Sam Presti with the then-Seattle SuperSonics.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Joe Dumars To Remain With Pistons In Advisory Role

Joe Dumars will remain with the Detroit Pistons in a lower capacity after he steps down as general manager, according to sources.

Dumars will serve as an advisor while also being allowed to look for other opportunities.

Dumars became president of basketball operations before the 00-01 season.

Armor To Relocate To Grand Rapids In Hybrid Deal With Pistons

The Detroit Pistons will launch a D-League team in Grand Rapids with the Springfield Armor relocating.

Dennis Mannion, president of the Detroit Pistons, and Dan Reed, president of the NBA D-League, will be on hand to explain a “hybrid partnership with Detroit Pistons,” according to a press release sent out Thursday, April 10.

The team was purchased by an undisclosed local ownership group, and has received league approval, sources said.

“Hybrid” partnership, one of two ownership options followed by the NBA D-League, allows local ownership to control day-to-day and business operations while the parent club controls basketball operations. The other is exclusive ownership by the parent NBA club.

Via Peter J. Wallner/MLive

Sources: Joe Dumars Plans To Resign As Pistons' President As Soon As This Week

Joe Dumars plans to resign as president of the Detroit Pistons, possibly as soon as this week, according to sources.

The Pistons had expected to make the playoffs after signing Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings last offseason. Detroit instead is 28-49 and out of playoff contention.

Dumars took over in 2000, one year after retiring as a player, and immediately began making changes, culminating in an NBA title in 2004 and a return trip to the Finals the next season.

Dumars tried to save Maurice Cheeks' job earlier this season, but Tom Gores insisted on a chance.

Via Vincent Goodwill/Detroit News

Jonas Jerebko Unsure If He'll Exercise Player Option On Final Season Of Deal

Jonas Jerebko discussed his future with the Detroit Pistons, and the forward is unsure about whether he will exercise the player option on the final season of his contract for 2014-15.

"I don't know," Jerebko said. "Eight more games. Eight more games.

"Everything is going to play a part of my decision but I'm not thinking about that right now. We'll see what happens this summer. It's not been a good year. We'll see what happens."

Jerebko, 27, is due to make $4.5 million next season but said he will not factor that into a decision.

"I don't play the game for money," Jerebko said. "We'll see what happens when I have a discussion with my agent. Like I said, eight more games to finish the season out then I'll start thinking about the future."

Via Brendan Savage/Michigan Live

Brandon Jennings Fined $5K By NBA For Flopping Violation

Brandon Jennings has been fined $5,000 by the NBA for violating the league's anti-flopping rules for the second time this season.

The incident occurred with 3:01 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Detroit Pistons' 116-111 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Pistons To Give More Time To Young Players

John Loyer suggested the playing rotation could change some in April as official playoff elimination draws near for the Detroit Pistons.  

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Jonas Jerebko have regained their status in the rotation, while some of the younger players, such as rookies Peyton Siva and Tony Mitchell, and Italian sharpshooter Gigi Datome, await their chances.  
"You'll see different guys throughout the lineup, which you kind of have," Loyer said.  "But no drastic changes at this point."

Via David Mayo/MLive

Tom Izzo Hasn't Been In Touch With Pistons

Tom Izzo insisted that he's happy at Michigan State and hasn't been in touch with the Detroit Pistons on their head coaching vacanc.y

"There's been so many rumors over the years," Izzo said on ESPN's "SportsCenter" on Tuesday. "I look at people I used to recruit against years ago [that] said that I'd be gone, but I'm still here and some of those schools have had three different coaches.

"I've always said I'd never say never to anything because you never know what it brings. But I got so much more work to do here. I have a great president, a great AD and a football coach that I really get along [with]. So this is a pretty good place for me right now. We're in a pretty good spot. Program's in pretty good shape.

"Ain't broke, so why fix it?"

Izzo has never met Pistons' owner Tom Gores, who is a Michigan State graduate.

"I swear to you, I have not talked to one soul from the Pistons," Izzo said.

Via ESPN

Detroit Pistons Archives

Tom Izzo Could Become Head Coach Of Pistons

Tom Izzo was previously linked to the Cavaliers head coaching job in 2010.

Pistons To Address Job Status Of Joe Dumars, John Loyer After Season

Tom Gores said the Pistons will address the statuses of Joe Dumars and John Loyer once the season ends.

Dumars Expected To Resign As Pistons' President After Season

The Pistons had playoff aspirations heading into the season, but the additions of Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings have created a mismatched roster.

Josh Smith, Rondo Casually Discuss One Day Playing On Same Team Again

Rajon Rondo and Josh Smith were teammates as Oak Hill.

Pistons Deny Report Of Isiah Thomas Being GM Candidate

The Pistons are in danger of missing the playoffs for the fifth straight season.

Report: Isiah Thomas Could Be Considered To Run Pistons' Front Office

Tom Gores is seriously discussing whether to shake up the Pistons' front office, according to a report.

Jennings Believes Cheeks Wasn't Given Sufficient Time As Pistons' Coach

Brandon Jennings still cannot believe Maurice Cheeks was let go 50 games into the season.

Pistons Made 'Serious Push' To Trade Josh Smith

Josh Smith signed a four-year, $54 million contract with the Pistons in the offseason.

Ben Gordon, Bobcats In Buyout Talks

Ben Gordon is in the final season of his five-year, $55 million deal signed in 2009 with the Pistons.

Charlie Villanueva Hopeful Of Buyout From Pistons

Charlie Villanueva is in the final year of his contract.

Chauncey Billups To Undergo Knee Surgery

Chauncey Billups is believed receive surgery to return this season.

Mavericks, Pistons, Pacers Discuss Luol Deng Trade With Cavaliers

Luol Deng is determined to test free agency before making a decision on whether to re-sign with the Cavaliers.

Andre Drummond Named Rising Stars MVP

Team Hill defeated Team Webber by a final score of 142-136.

Pistons To Let John Loyer Finish Season, Begin Search In Offseason

John Loyer will coach the Pistons for the remainder of the season after the club fired Maurice Cheeks.

Maurice Cheeks Fired By Pistons

The Pistons had back to back victories over the weekend but informed Maurice Cheeks of his dismissal on Sunday.

Pistons Reassign Peyton Siva, Tony Mitchell To D-League

Peyton Siva and Tony Mitchell will begin their second stint with the Mad Ants this season.

Greg Monroe Admits Trade Rumors Weigh On Him

Greg Monroe will continue to be a trade candidate ahead of the deadline as he is scheduled to become a restricted free agent.

Rodney Stuckey Leaving Potential Trade Up To Pistons' Front Office

Rodney Stuckey is on an expiring contract.

Pistons Recall Peyton Siva, Tony Mitchell From Mad Ants

Peyton Siva averaged 12.0 points, 2.8 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 2.6 steals in five games (four starts) with Fort Wayne.

Cheeks Believes Pistons Feel Some Anxiety In Fourth Quarters

The Pistons have lost 11 of their 17 home games this season.
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