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  • Former Pistons coach Chuck Daly dies ( led Detroit to 2 NBA rings and the original Dream Team)

    05/09/2009 9:16:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies · 1,363+ views
    UPI ^ | 5/9/2009
    JUPITER, Fla., May 9 (UPI) -- Chuck Daly, who coached the Detroit Pistons to back-to-back NBA titles, died Saturday of pancreatic cancer at the age of 78. Daly, who was diagnosed with cancer in March, died in Jupiter, Fla., surrounded by his family. Known as the ultimate players coach, Daly led the Pistons to NBA titles in 1989 and 1990 and coached the original Dream Team to the Olympic gold medal in 1992. Daly affectionately earned the nickname "Daddy Rich" for his perfectly fitting dapper suits, The Detroit Free Press reported Saturday. "Tailoring covers your sins," Daly once said. Daly,...
  • Former Pistons Coach Chuck Daly Dies

    05/09/2009 4:04:04 AM PDT · by PurpleMan · 13 replies · 1,636+ views
    WXYZ -Detroit ^ | 09 May 09
    Former Pistons and Hall of Fame Coach Chuck Daly died Saturday morning in Jupiter, Florida with his family by his side. The 78-year-old was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in February
  • Obituary: William "Bill" Davidson [86, Detroit Pistons owner, archaeology buff]

    03/16/2009 6:02:11 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies · 995+ views
    Israel National News ^ | Adar 21, 5769 / March 17, 2009 | Malkah Fleisher
    William "Bill" Davidson, billionaire Jewish philanthropist, owner of the Detroit Pistons basketball team, and businessman, has passed away at the age of 86. Davidson was a long-time lover of Israel and philanthropist who gave to the Jewish State. After the Yom Kippur war, he and fellow Detroit area philanthropist Dr. Lloyd J. Paul were flown to Israel by Prime Minister Golda Meir and given the Prime Minister's Club award for outstanding philanthropic deeds towards Israel. In 2007, Davidson and his wife, Karen, gave $75 million to the Hadassah University Medical Center at Ein Kerem in Jerusalem. The gift is being...
  • Bulls beat Pistons to make it a series

    05/15/2007 7:54:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 202+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | May 15, 2007 | LARRY LAGE,
    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Suddenly, it's a series. Ben Gordon scored 28 points and the hot-shooting Chicago Bulls beat the Detroit Pistons 108-92 Tuesday night in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, pulling to 3-2 in the series. Detroit opened the series with two routs and made a big comeback in the third game, leading some to predict it would end with a sweep — or in five games at the most. Obviously, the Bulls had other plans. Game 6 is Thursday night in Chicago and if Game 7 is necessary, it would be Monday night back on the...
  • Detroit produces the top teams in both the NBA and NHL

    04/19/2006 8:04:29 PM PDT · by jazzo · 73 replies · 1,129+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 04/19/2006 | Larry Lage
    DETROIT (AP) -- Hockeytown or Hoopstown? Detroit is both. The top teams at the end of the NBA and NHL regular seasons are from the same city for the first time, with the Pistons and Red Wings combining to pull off the feat for the Motor City. "It's always cool to be a part of anything that hasn't happened before," Joe Dumars, the Pistons' president of basketball operations, said Wednesday in an interview with The Associated Press. "This is a great sports town, and the fans around here are about to really have some fun following both teams." The Red...
  • NBA docks Kings $30,000 for video stunt

    11/15/2005 9:41:50 AM PST · by kingattax · 8 replies · 318+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 14, 2005
    NEW YORK -- The Sacramento Kings were fined $30,000 by the NBA on Monday for showing derogatory images of Detroit on video screens prior to their home opener against the Pistons. When the Pistons were introduced Nov. 8, the Arco Arena scoreboard flashed pictures of abandoned buildings, burned-out cars, piles of rubble and other negative images of Detroit. The Pistons won the game 102-88. The Kings apologized that night and owners Joe and Gavin Maloof bought full-page ads that ran in The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press, expressing "great respect for Detroit's long and rich tradition as a landmark...
  • San Antonio Spurs vs. Detroit Pistons: Game 7 for the 2005 NBA World Championship Title

    06/23/2005 5:02:24 PM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 392 replies · 5,478+ views
    ABC Sports ^ | June 23, 2005 8:30 PM local time | Al Michaels
    Lets do this! The title belt is on the line tonight...
  • NBA FINALS - LIVE THREAD - Detroit Pistons vs San Antonio Spurs

    06/09/2005 6:04:59 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 217 replies · 3,858+ views
    ABC | 6-9-05
    And we are almost tipped off. Let's get it on! GO PISTONS! REPEAT!
  • Pistons fan suspected of throwing coin at opposing player

    04/27/2005 9:47:19 AM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 13 replies · 614+ views
    ap ^ | 4-27-05
    Pistons fan suspected of throwing coin at opposing player 4/27/2005, 6:09 a.m. ET The Associated Press AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit Pistons fan was arrested Tuesday night after the Philadelphia 76ers' Allen Iverson was struck with a coin at The Palace of Auburn Hills, police said. The incident did not escalate into a confrontation on the scale of the Nov. 19 Palace brawl involving Pistons fans and Indiana Pacers players. Iverson was hit while sitting on the bench with about two minutes left in the 76ers' first-round playoff game against the Pistons, Auburn Hills police Sgt. Rick Leonard...
  • Man accused of throwing chair during Palace brawl pleads no contest

    03/29/2005 8:39:44 AM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 13 replies · 635+ views
    ap ^ | 3-29-05 | Sarah Karush
    Man accused of throwing chair during Palace brawl pleads no contest 3/29/2005, 10:48 a.m. ET By SARAH KARUSH The Associated Press PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A fan charged with throwing a chair during one of the worst brawls in U.S. sports history pleaded no contest Tuesday to one count of felony assault and one count of misdemeanor assault and battery. Bryant Jackson was the only one of the 13 Indiana Pacers players and Detroit Pistons fans charged with a felony for their alleged role in the Nov. 19 melee at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Oakland County Circuit Judge Rae...
  • Bush welcomes Pistons to the White House

    01/31/2005 3:08:38 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 12 replies · 528+ views
    AP ^ | 1-31-05 | Nedra Pickler
    Bush welcomes Pistons to the White House; coach Brown says he's staying put 1/31/2005, 5:27 p.m. ET By NEDRA PICKLER The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Basketball Association champion Detroit Pistons visited the White House on Monday, and coach Larry Brown made it clear he has no plans to leave the team. "I'm not going to coach anywhere but Detroit," Brown said after he and his team met President Bush in an East Room reception. "It's my last pro coaching job." Asked if he would take a college coaching job, Brown said, "Oh, I don't look at that."...
  • Dog Relieves Itself on Court, Delays Game (Pistons-Orlando Magic game)

    01/19/2005 7:38:32 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 14 replies · 563+ views
    ap ^ | 1-19-05
    Dog Relieves Itself on Court, Delays Game Wed Jan 19, 6:18 PM ET Strange News - AP ORLANDO, Fla. - Who didn't let the dog out? A stink was raised during halftime of the Detroit Pistons-Orlando Magic NBA game on Tuesday night when the start of the second half was delayed by three minutes after a guide dog relieved itself on the court. The dog was with a charity organization, Canine Companions for Independence, that was receiving a $10,000 donation from the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation. When the Pistons came out for warmups, Rasheed Wallace walked up to the lane...
  • Attitude Adjustment Is Due

    11/26/2004 10:27:23 AM PST · by 7thson · 35 replies · 2,336+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 26, 2004 | Thom Loverro
    Mixed in with all the beatdowns and battles that dominated sports this past week was this little action by the NFL - Indianapolis Colts tight ends Marcus Pollard and Dallas Clark were each fined $5,000 for the "jump-and-bump" routine the two had taken to performing after scoring a touchdown.
  • HBO: inside the NFL - Bob Costas blames talk radio for fan behaviour in Detroit

    11/24/2004 9:55:04 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 38 replies · 3,666+ views
    Inside the NFL show on HBO ^ | November 26, 2004 | Bob Costas
    Just finished watching this week's edition of Inside the NFL on HBO and in the first ten minute segment Bob Costas, Dan Marino, Chris Collinsworth and Cris Carter talked about the incident from the Pacers/Pistons game in Detroit last Friday night and the implications for the NFL. In summary Bob Costas blamed fan behaviour in Detroit and in general on talk radio, a totally outrageous statement.
  • W Got Game!

    11/24/2004 9:55:19 AM PST · by korlapundit · 3 replies · 371+ views ^ | 11/23/04 | Korla Pundit
    Who needs Ah-Nold? We already have an action-hero President!
  • Fan at center of Pistons-Pacers brawl calls Artest a `thug' (Has several priors)

    11/23/2004 3:48:45 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 37 replies · 3,178+ views
    AP ^ | 11-23-04
    Fan at center of Pistons-Pacers brawl calls Artest a `thug' 11/23/2004, 2:43 p.m. ET The Associated Press WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit fan who authorities say threw a cup that hit Indiana forward Ron Artest and started a brawl during a Pistons-Pacers game described the player Tuesday as a "thug." John Green, a 39-year-old contractor from the Detroit suburb of West Bloomfield Township, made the comments during an appearance with his lawyer, Shawn Smith, on ABC's "Good Morning America." "Ron Artest went through the stadium punching people the whole night," Green said. "He was being a thug."...
  • Firm stand on fans gone wild

    11/23/2004 12:37:54 PM PST · by M 91 u2 K · 62 replies · 3,786+ views
    The Daily News ^ | 11/23/04 | Mike Lupica
    New York Daily News - Firm stand on fans gone wild Tuesday, November 23rd, 2004 Ron Artest got his, and good. Now he loses a season out of his basketball prime, and his earning prime, because he couldn't control himself. He crossed the line and went into the stands and paid the highest price anyone in his sport has ever paid. Artest was helpless in that moment against his own temper and impulses and perhaps even his own demons. "They said everything to Jackie Robinson in 1947," Doc Rivers was saying yesterday. "If he didn't go into the stands,...
  • Today Show: Delusional Artest Fails to Apologize, Says "It's Time to Move On"

    11/23/2004 4:59:48 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 214 replies · 8,920+ views
    The Today Show | governsleast governsbest
    Today scored a major exclusive this morning with the first TV interview of NBA player Ron Artest, who as FReepers who've spent the last week on the other side of the moon might not know, has been suspended for the remainder of the season for charging into the stands and attacking fans. This is a case in which mere words, even a verbatim transcript, would be insufficient to fully convey the full flavor of the interview. In a follow-up interview, NBA Players' Union head Billy Hunter acknowledged to Katie that Artest was "not very articulate." But that does not begin...

    11/23/2004 5:30:58 AM PST · by MrBallroom · 13 replies · 783+ views
    The American Partisan ^ | 23 November 2004 | Timothy Rollins
    BRAWL IN THE FAMILY by Timothy Rollins, Editor and Publisher November 23, 2004 What in the world has become of sports these days? I'm not just talking about the athletes who have long been out of control, but now that venomous contagion has spread into the ranks of the paid attendance as well. Take for example the latest example of both athletes and fans behaving very badly, no; make that atrociously or rather, criminally.We begin with the granddaddy of all fights, the basketbrawl showdown (yes, you read correctly) between the Indiana Pacers and the defending NBA champion Detroit Pistons where...
  • Amoral Media, Low-life Fans, Spoiled Athletes And Beer (Dennis Prager On Values Alert)

    11/22/2004 9:21:55 PM PST · by goldstategop · 10 replies · 924+ views ^ | 11/23/04 | Dennis Prager
    Two recent events in the world of professional sports offer important insights into American life today. The NFL story concerns an ad ABC TV showed before Monday Night Football to promote its hit show "Desperate Housewives." As described by USA Today, the ad "showed towel-clad actress Nicollette Sheridan trying to entice Philadelphia Eagles star Terrell Owens to skip the game. He agrees as she drops the towel and rushes into his arms." ABC and the NFL have apologized. The NBA story concerns the worst American sports riot in memory. At the Detroit arena, members of the Indiana Pacers ran into...