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Pistons go for Indiana's Noah Vonleh in Ford's new mock draft

Noah Vonleh declared for the draft after one season at Indiana. Joe Robbins / Getty Images

Vonleh, a 6-10, 240-pound forward, averaged 11.4 points and 4.0 rebounds in 26.5 minutes for the Hoosiers this season. He was named Big Ten freshman of the year and was placed on the All-Big Ten third team by coaches and media. More

Pistons' radio broadcasts move to Detroit Sports 105.1

Detroit Sports 105.1 FM will be the new flagship station for the Pistons under a multi-year deal that was announced Tuesday. More

Spurs' Gregg Popovich wins NBA Coach of the Year

Gregg Popovich led the Spurs to a league-best 62-20 record, which gives them home-court advantage throughout the playoffs. Eric Gay / Associated Press

Popovich has been named NBA coach of the year, making him just the third coach in league history to win the award three times in his career. More

Monday's NBA playoffs roundup: Grizzlies beat Thunder in OT to tie series

Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) goes up for a shot in front of Thunder center Kendrick Perkins (5) in the third quarter of Game 2. Sue Ogrocki / Associated Press

The Grizzlies remained steady and took care of business in the extra period. Zach Randolph scored 25 points to help Memphis defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-105 in overtime on Monday night and tie their first-round playoff series at one game apiece. More

Coach Mike Woodson fired by new Knicks president Phil Jackson

Mike Woodson was fired after three seasons as Knicks head coach. Frank Franklin II / Associated Press

Mike Woodson had the Knicks on top of their division and in the second round of the playoffs, destinations that had become unreachable and practically unimaginable in New York. More

Sunday's NBA playoffs roundup: James Jones sparks Heat in victory over Bobcats

The Heat's James Jones reacts after knocking down a 3-pointer during the second half Sunday in Game 1 of an opening-round playoff series against the Bobcats in Miami. Lynne Sladky / Associated Press

Each of the last two Miami championship runs has been highlighted by moments where a sharpshooter enters a game and immediately provides a surprise spark. James Jones got his turn Sunday. More

Former Piston Adrian Dantley calls Isiah Thomas 'con man' in radio interview

Adrian Dantley is pictured in 2012 during a ceremony in which he was inducted into Notre Dame's Ring of Honor. Associated Press

Dantley began the call to Dery's show by revealing he refused to watch the ESPN '30 for 30' series documentary on the Bad Boys that premiered Thursday night. 'I'm not gonna watch that; you think I'm gonna listen to Isiah talk?' Dantley said, chuckling. More

Saturday's NBA playoffs roundup: Hawks stun struggling Pacers in series opener

Pero Antic of the Hawks and Paul George of the Pacers battle for a loose ball. Andy Lyons / Getty Images

Jeff Teague scored a playoff career-high 28 points, Paul Millsap added 25 and the eighth-seeded Hawks won their first road playoff game in three years, shocking top-seeded Indiana 101-93 to take a 1-0 lead in the first-round series. More

Pistons hire search firm to help find new general manager

Joe Dumars stepped down as Pistons president on Monday. Carlos Osorio / Associated Press

The Pistons have used consulting firms in the Tom Gores regime, and will use Korn Ferry in their search for a new general manager. Jed Hughes will be the point man in the search to replace Joe Dumars, who stepped down as president Monday after 14 years in the front office. More

Vincent Goodwill's Pistons report card

The 2013-14 Pistons season is mercifully over, weeks before fans expected to see a postmortem on a team that started off with a lot of hype, uncertainty and high expectations. More

ESPN documentary captures emotions of Pistons' Bad Boys reign

Isiah Thomas drives against Celtics Danny Ainge and Larry Bird during the 1988 Eastern Conference Finals. Detroit News file photo

When you cover a beat, you never really get to experience the sorrow and joy of a team's season. You're too busy writing stories, gathering quotes, hopping on airplanes and going through the daily grind of making deadline. More

NBA playoffs preview: Some old, some new grace field of 16

MVP candidate Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are the players who drive the Thunder. Sue Ogrocki / Associated Press

As the Pistons gear up for the NBA draft on June, 16 teams begin their quest for a championship. The playoffs start this afternoon, when the Raptors and Nets meet in their first-round matchup at 12:30 p.m. More

Pistons close curtain on disastrous season with gallant effort in loss

Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (15) hangs from the basket after dunking in front of Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0), guard Thabo Sefolosha (25) and forward Serge Ibaka, right, during the second half. Caldwell-Pope scored a career-high 30 points in the Pistons' 112-111 loss to the Thunder Wednesday. Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press

To pull off the upset against the Oklahoma City Thunder, it would've meant that Kevin Durant left his Superman cape and MVP mind-set at home, to prepare for the playoff run. More

Pistons' Greg Monroe wonders what future holds

Greg Monroe drives around Oklahoma City forward Serge Ibaka during the first quarter. Sue Ogrocki / Associated Press

He's seen plenty of things in four years: player mutinies, coach hirings and firings, chicanery and the like, but hasn't felt the pleasure of winning, not in the way he anticipated after being drafted seventh in 2010. More

Former Pistons star Grant Hill not interested in team's GM job now

Grant Hill is an analyst for NBA TV. Christian Petersen / Getty Images

Hill, though, has told people close to him he won't consider a front-office position this close to retirement, but down the line when his children get older, he would consider it. More

'Bad Boys' era was magical time in Pistons basketball

Isiah Thomas, left, and Bill Laimbeer are among the stars of ESPN's 'Bad Boys' documentary, which debuts Thursday night. Detroit News file

The year was 1989, and despite many wonderful things in Detroit sports the Bad Boy Pistons captured our imaginations more than anybody else. They were brash, controversial and won things the Detroit way: a blue-collar work ethic and an in-your-face style that angered others. More

Bucks owner Herb Kohl reaches deal to sell team

Milwaukee Bucks owner Herb Kohl walks into a news conference after reaching a deal to sell the franchise to New York investment firm executives Marc Lasry, right, and Wesley Edens, left, Wednesday. Morry Gash / Associated Press

Kohl announced the deal Wednesday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center hours before the team was to play its final game of a dismal season. The deal is subject to approval by the NBA and its Board of Governors. More

Piston Chauncey Billups practices for front office

Pistons guard Chauncey Billups is attractive as an executive because he's more than a basketball player. He's a businessman. Clarence Tabb Jr. / Detroit News

Billups learned how to set up a draft room. He learned what executives looked for when evaluating talent. Now, he believes he's ready to move into the front office. More

LeBron James deserves Heat fans' thanks no matter his decision

LeBron James (6) has done the heavy lifting to bring back-to-back NBA championships to Miami. The question now: Will he make it three? Charles Trainor Jr./McClatchy

Keep in mind, he'll smartly dribble away from the topic, as he did last week by saying in a manner that cut off the conversation, 'I'm not even thinking about that.' More

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