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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

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

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

Source: Joe Dumars out as Pistons team president

Pistons owner Tom Gores and his Platinum Equity executives will proceed on a search for a new president of basketball operations, while George David and Ken Cantanella will continue in their roles as assistant general manager and director of basketball operations, respectively. More

Pistons' comeback falls short against Raptors in home finale

Peyton Siva is trapped by a pack of Raptors during the second quarter Sunday. Clarence Tabb Jr. / Detroit News

The air of finality from a disappointing season resulted in a lifeless start, then an inspired response from the playoff-less Pistons, who ended their home schedule Sunday against the improving and playoff-bound Toronto Raptors. More

Saturday's NBA roundup: Hawks, Mavericks earn playoff spots

Hawks guard Jeff Teague, left, goes to the basket past the defense of Heat guard Toney Douglas, right, during the second half Saturday in Atlanta. John Amis / Associated Press

Jeff Teague says he never doubted the Atlanta Hawks would be in the playoffs. Even with Al Horford's season-ending injury in December and a 1-14 stretch in February and March, the Hawks made the Eastern Conference field. More

Pistons squander 18-point lead, fall to Bulls

Andre Drummond looks to a pass against the Bulls during the first half Friday. Drummond finished with 26 points and 26 rebounds in the Pistons' 106-98 loss. Nam Y. Huh / Associated Press

The Pistons looked like a well-oiled machine for the better part of three quarters but as custom for most of the season, keeping momentum was impossible. More

Pistons' Charlie Villanueva looks to uncertain future

Charlie Villanueva, who came to Detroit with much promise in 2009, has only played in 20 games this season. Clarence Tabb Jr / etroit News

He doesn't fall into the category of one of the young players the Pistons should take a look at before the season mercifully winds down, so it wouldn't be shocking to see Villanueva not so much as remove his warmups in the last three games. More

Hawks great 'Sweet Lou' Hudson dies following stroke

Lou Hudson was a star at the University of Minnesota before an NBA career with the Hawks. Associated Press

Hudson, a smooth-shooting star for the Hawks who averaged more than 20 points during 13 NBA seasons, died Friday. He was 69. More

Pistons' Brandon Jennings: It's time to test rookies

Luigi Datome is averaging 6.7 minutes in 19 games. Clarence Tabb Jr / The Detroit News

Rookie backup point guard Peyton Siva has begun to get more of a look with the injury to Will Bynum, but fellow rookies Tony Mitchell and Gigi Datome haven't yet had that luxury. More

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