August 2006 Pistons Articles

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    Well, maybe Ron Ron hasn't quite gotten it all figured out yet.

    "Ron Artest, talking to children as part of his community service sentence, defended his actions in one of the worst brawls in U.S. sports history."

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14378730/from/RS.3/
     
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    New changes bring up brand new questions

    For the first time in several years, the Detroit Pistons have made significant changes during the NBA's off season.

    Therefore, this season will be the first time the Pistons will have a new look on the court, since they traded for Rasheed Wallace.

    Other things have a different feel as well, like in the front office. Pistons President and general manager, Joe Dumars seems to be answering more questions about his transactions then he has had to in the past. As always time will tell if this was a good off season or not. Many people in the Pistons organization have said they think they can be a better team this season, then last. However, the Detroit Pistons will not have a better team than last season; meaning they did not have a positive off season.
     
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    Chris Acker, older brother of Detroit Pistons rookie Alex Acker, recently signed with the ABA's Pittsburgh Xplosion. Chris Acker played his college ball at Chaminade in Hawaii, and spent some time with the ABA's Detroit Wheels earlier this season. He made quite an impression in his Pittsburgh debut, exploding (or is it "xploding") for 27 points, eight assists, and six rebounds.

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    Many people probably do not even recognize the name Earl Lloyd. But unlike the well-recognized Jackie Robinson, who broke baseball's color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Lloyd never became a household name.

    But the Alexandria native is one of the key athletic figures in our time because of the social implications he had in the National Basketball Association and for the grace and class in which he accepted his role as a barrier breaker.

    Lloyd attended school at Parker Gray in Alexandria and was the first African-American to break the color barrier in the NBA. He did so on Oct. 31, 1950. He spent nine years in the NBA and was a member of the NBA champion Syracuse Nationals team in the 1954-55 season. He concluded his playing career with the Detroit Pistons in 1960, and eventually became the Pistons' head coach — the second African-American to ever be named a head coach in the league.

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    At 68, Adubato enjoys coaching and teaching -- he spent 18 seasons as a high school and college coach in New Jersey before getting his first NBA job -- and he likes the lifestyle of the WNBA. The league's short season allows him to spend most of the year at home in Orlando, Fla.
    "I could have gone back [to the NBA as an assistant], but I wanted to watch my 15-year-old son play in high school," says Adubato, who got his first NBA coaching job as an assistant to Dick Vitale with the Detroit Pistons. "This gives me all the time in the world to do it. I still enjoy coaching. This is fun. It is a great challenge. It is four months. It is not 11 months. Thirty-four games plus the playoffs -- that's a piece of cake."
     
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    Ronnie Carlwell's unselfishness, hard work and overall zest for life has earned him the 2006 Will Robinson Endowed Scholarship at Illinois State, marking the first repeat honoree in the history of the award.

    The scholarship honors Robinson, the Redbird basketball coach from 1970 to 1975. He was the first African-American Division I college head basketball coach to serve at a predominantly white university. Robinson has served as a high school coach, college coach and NBA administrator over the past seven decades. A 2003 Missouri Valley Conference Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Robinson worked in the Detroit Pistons' front office for nearly 30 years after leaving Illinois State.
     
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    [Daily Local News]

    Coatesville thrilled by Rip’s visit

    City residents young and old were thrilled to see Richard "Rip" Hamilton when the NBA star arrived at Ash Park on Friday afternoon.

    Hamilton, the Detroit Pistons player who grew up in Coatesville and starred on the Coatesville Area Senior High School basketball team, was back in town on Friday to host the 7th Annual Rip City Celebration.
     
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    The C-Billups

    Slam Magazine's Kicks issue has our favorite point guard on the cover, along with his new signature shoes called The C-Billups.



    [Cleveland Plain Dealer]


    Central tanks full for next season

    ... playoffs. Two of those teams, the Cavaliers and the Detroit Pistons, advanced and played each other in the conference semifinals. ...
     
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    Is Laimbeer elbowing his way into NBA?
    By Bob Kravitz

    Even years after his retirement as the worst of all the Detroit "Bad Boys,'' Bill Laimbeer still inspires a special kind of hatred. Maybe it's the way he played, way back in the day when he was trading haymakers with Larry Bird. Or the way he now prowls the Detroit Shock sideline, looking like a dancing bear, constantly bellowing at the officials with that Eddie Haskell-on-a-doughnut-bender look on his mug.
     
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    All puff pieces today kids..

    [NY Times]

    PHILIPPEThis Upper East Side Chinese spot is to open a 350-seat restaurant in Mexico City next month, in partnership with a Mexican restaurateur, Pablo Moctezuma. The move is part of a bigger expansion plan, financed by a group of National Basketball Association stars. The next planned opening will be in the Hotel Gansevoort South in Miami Beach in January. The investors include Sebastian Telfair of the Boston Celtics, Chauncey Billups and Antonio McDyess of the Detroit Pistons, Tyronn Lue and Al Harrington of the Atlanta Hawks and Stromile Swift of the Memphis Grizzlies.


    [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]

    "We were really hot for that game because we had got into a big fight over there," Tresvant recalled. "A guy kept elbowing me and my teammate, Greg Vermillion, punched him in the face, the police came and it really got out of hand."

    He was drafted by the St. Louis Hawks and, in order, later played for the Detroit Pistons, Cincinnati Royals, Sonics, Los Angeles Lakers and Baltimore Bullets, advancing to the NBA Finals with the latter two teams. His career ended after he tore up his knee in a collision with 7-footer Tom Payne during an exhibition game. He has since had two knee replacements.
     
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    More puff pieces....


    [Lansing State Journal]

    1937 pumper to carry firefighters on 'last ride'

    "The project has gained the support of DaimlerChrysler AG, which donated a Mercedes-Benz engine, a Freightliner chassis and an automatic transmission; the Detroit Pistons' Lindsey Hunter, who owns Custom Concept Cars in Sterling Heights and is donating all the interior work; and even Jay Leno, who sent "Tonight Show" tickets to be offered at a fundraiser."


    [Our Sports Central]


    Force athletes to play in Donovan McNabb/Rasheed Wallace Celebrity Softball Classic

    The Philadelphia Force has been invited to participate in the 4th Annual Donovan McNabb/Rasheed Wallace Celebrity Softball Classic on August 26th at 6:00 PM. Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb and Detroit Pistons' star Rasheed Wallace will be attending the game at Campbell's Field in Camden, NJ to raise money for their charities. Part of the proceeds will go to The Donovan McNabb Foundation and The Rasheed Wallace Foundation. The celebrity game will feature a number of professional athletes, including Jaime Dacey, Jennifer Stewart and Jenna Hall of the Philadelphia Force. There will also be a special comedian guest hosting the event.


    [Manila Standard Today]


    Bum calls kill Gin Kings’ hopes

    “We were hanging in there in regulation leading by 4, 5 points and we’re all right,” said Uichico.

    But Uichico said the Koreans were good and the Kings couldn’t stop the SK Knights’ imports—6’10” Kebu Omar Stewart and former Detroit Pistons’ second-round draft choice and All-American 6’7” power forward Lou Roe.

    Roe finished with 37 points and Stewart had 18.



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    Pistons Named 2005 NBA Team Retailer of the Year

    Auburn Hills, Mich. – The Detroit Pistons have been named the 2005 NBA Team Retailer of the Year by the National Basketball Association for the team’s successful merchandise sales during the 2004-2005 NBA season. The annual award recognizes the NBA’s most successful merchandising operations in the categories of arena and internet sales, merchandise presentation and licensee support.


    and now some of the usual fare...

    [Detroit Bad Boys]


    Terry Porter (finally) named assistant coach

    After months of rumors, the Pistons finally announced today that Terry Porter would be joining Flip Saunders' staff as an assistant coach. From Pistons.com:
    ?We are pleased to add Terry Porter to our coaching staff,? said Dumars. ?Terry was a fierce competitor during his playing days and he has excelled as both a head coach and [...]

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    The Emergence Of The Palace Prince
     
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    Carmelo Has Powers!


    Delfino Makes SportsCenter



    [Detroit Bad Boys]


    Delfino vs. Darko

    It's Serbia-Montenegro vs. Argentina; Darko Milicic vs. Carlos Delfino; "Former Piston" vs. "Maybe Wants to be a Former Piston." Who wins?

    Serbia-Montenegro, the tournament's defending champion, took a 66-61 advantage into the final period but couldn't hold the lead.

    Carlos Delfino of the Detroit Pistons hit back-to-back 3 pointers to tie the game 74-74 with six [...]
     
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    A brief sports roundup in the St. Paul Pioneer Press makes the following claim:

    No author is specified, and I couldn't finding anything else about the rumor except that it's mentioned on hoopshype. Take this with a a big grain of salt, given that this article ran today, and Porter's hiring was officially announced four days ago.

    Cowens is currently head coach of the Chicago Sky.
     
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    Cowens huh?
    Interesting... A big man coach...maybe the end of Igor's run... we all know the the reason the Serb was hired.
     
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    Dennis Rodman + Reality Television, it was just a matter of time.

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    Rodmans comback dreams didn't pan out the way he would have liked so he has signed on to do some Reality TV.

    HDNet, the High-Definition TV network, has signed ex-basketball player Dennis Rodman to host a reality series.

    Tentatively titled, Geek to Freak, the program is scheduled to debut in January.
    Cable World reports that the Rodman show is part of HDNet's overall strategy to persuade cable TV



    Do I even have to tell you which member of the Pistons owns this car?
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    Need4Sheed.com: Rasheed.....Excuse me, while I kiss the sky.



    For those of you who took Ben Wallace off your Christmas card list
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    Need4Sheed.com: Sheed Cocktail

    "After Saturday's Donovan McNabb/Rasheed Wallace Celebrity Softball Classic, about 400 friends of the athletes gathered at Hibachi on Columbus Boulevard for a charity after-party. Drinks were named after the hosts, The Quarterback, named after McNabb (muddled mint, ginger ale and Bombay Sapphire) and Philly Piston, named after Sheed (pomegranate juice, pineapple juice and Bombay Sapphire)."Via


    Need4Sheed.com: Rip goes coast to coast in Coatesville.

    Here is a quick video of Rip Hamilton in High School. Yes Sir!

    Rip Hamilton in High School - Coatesvile, PA - Video

    Right click and save or click to watch.

    Tags: Rip Hamilton, Basketball, NBA, High School, Coatesville, Video
     
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    [Detroit Free Press]

    Pistons' Davis likely will plead not guilty
    By Krista Jahnke

    Pistons forward Dale Davis said his lawyer likely will enter four not-guilty pleas on his behalf at an arraignment this morning in Miami Beach, Fla.

    Davis was charged with resisting arrest without violence, disorderly conduct, assault and assault against a police officer in the early hours of Aug. 1 after an incident at the South Beach Marriott.
     

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