Joe Dumars nearly pulled off blockbuster trade that would have altered Detroit Pistons, NBA

Prior to the start of the 2000-01 season, the Detroit Pistons hired Joe Dumars to be their President of Basketball Operations. During his 14 years in that position, Dumars built rosters that would go to six Eastern Conference Finals, and win an NBA Championship (2004). Dumars certainly made some big moves while in charge, which … Read more

ESPN ranks Isiah Thomas behind Steve Nash, Allen Iverson, and John Stockton in ‘Top 74’ rankings

In honor of 74 years of NBA basketball, ESPN is slowly releasing its Top 74 NBA Players of All-Time list and not surprisingly, they have decided to disrespect Detroit Pistons legend, Isiah Thomas. On Tuesday, ESPN released No. 40-11 of their list, and Thomas comes in at No. 31. Just in front of Thomas are … Read more

Detroit Pistons blockbuster trade tweet would have broken Twitter in 2020

On March 26, 2006, Twitter creator Jack Dorsey sent out the first tweet ever. Over two years later (Oct. 2008), the Detroit Pistons joined the Twitter party and since then they have tweeted out a whopping 72,974 messages. Embed from Getty Images One of the Pistons’ biggest tweets came less than a month later (Nov. … Read more

Detroit Sports Nation’s Top Five Christmas Wish List

The sports scene in Detroit has been through a lot this year, but with Christmas right around the corner, maybe a Christmas miracle will happen. The Lions, Pistons, Red Wings and Tigers could all use a miracle right now. The Lions (3-9-1), Pistons (10-15), and Red Wings (8-22-3) currently hold losing records so far this … Read more

Remembering The Palace: The building’s best moments

The Pistons are about to play their final game at the Palace of Auburn Hills, a building that has certainly provided the franchise many great moments. As an ode to one of the best basketball arenas of all time, we took to the DSN staff to find out some stand out moments that the Palace … Read more

Former Detroit Pistons Iverson and Billups join Ice Cube’s 3-on-3 league

Former Detroit Pistons Allen Iverson and Chauncey Billups have committed to be a part of a new 3-on-3 basketball league. The new league will feature half-court games and will be headed up by rapper turned actor Ice Cube. https://t.co/ZYmgRe2wSmIverson, Billups, K-Mart involved in new BIG3 summer league — Hockeyman (@hockeyredwhite) January 11, 2017 Iverson told ESPN that joining … Read more

The 10 Worst Trades in Pistons History

Believe it or not, any perceived (or actual) ineptitude within the modern day Detroit Pistons front office—pre-Van Gundy, that is—largely pales in comparison to what transpired on a regular basis before general manager Jack McCloskey‘s arrival in 1979. To be sure, there’s been plenty of missteps in recent memory (we reckon one in particular from … Read more

Allen Iverson in NBA TV doc: ‘Detroit was a bad situation for me’

Straight from the “things we already knew” universe, former NBA MVP and soon-to-be Hall of Famer Allen Iverson recently spoke of difficult times during his brief stay in the Motor City. Allen Iverson: The Answer, which aired last night on NBA TV, chronicled Iverson’s entire NBA career, including his tumultuous 54-game stint with the Detroit Pistons. “Detroit was a … Read more

MSU coach Tom Izzo inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame

Michigan State basketball head coach Tom Izzo has a long list of achievements throughout his storied 21-year coaching career, but few will be able to top his latest accomplishment. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the inductees for its 2016 class on Monday and Izzo was a part of a class that includes … Read more

Spartans coach Tom Izzo nominated for Naismith Hall of Fame

Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo has had another well deserved honor bestowed upon him. This time by the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. https://t.co/0RlJvMXPii >> Michigan State coach Tom Izzo named finalist for Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame https://t.co/v9iYYQEgxh — Michigan St Spartans (@spartansbuzztap) February 12, 2016 Izzo is one of 14 nominees including … Read more

Chauncey Billups’ Top 5 Detroit Pistons Moments

Chauncey Billups surely had his fair share of memorable moments during his tenure with the Detroit Pistons. After all, you don’t receive the nickname “Mr. Big Shot” for nothing. Today, we count down a few of our favorites: 5. Chauncey’s OT Heroics Eliminate the 76ers in ’03 Game 6 of the 2003 Eastern Conference Semifinals: Needing to … Read more

Recounting Chauncey’s winding path to the Motor City

Players come around every now and then that you just want on your team regardless of what they bring to the court, whether it be their offensive ability, defensive mentality, leadership qualities, etc. For Chauncey Billups, selected third overall by the Boston Celtics in the 1997 NBA Draft, it just happened to take a few … Read more

Tom Izzo among 2016 Basketball HOF nominees

With each and every year he continues to coach the Michigan State Spartans basketball program, Tom Izzo only adds to his remarkable resumé. His seven Final Four appearances in this millennium are most among active coaches in college basketball. His Spartans are currently 12-0, ranked #1 in the country and, once again, are a heavy favorite to … Read more

Which Detroit team will win a title next?

The last time the city of Detroit had a chance to bring home a title was in 2012 when the Detroit Tigers made it to the World Series but were ultimately swept by the San Francisco Giants. The last time the Motor City was given the title of ‘Title Town’ was in 2008 when the Detroit Red Wings hoisted Lord … Read more

Pistons’ last 3-0 start marked the end of an era

How long has it been since the Detroit Pistons last kicked off the regular season with at least three consecutive wins? Long enough to span an era, as it turns out. June 3, 2008. Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars held nothing back regarding his team’s lack of urgency in the previous season’s Eastern Conference Finals, … Read more

Former teammate claims Allen Iverson used to regularly drop $40k at strip club

Depending upon what you’ve read about Allen Iverson’s financial difficulties in recent years, this may not come as a surprise. In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated’s Chris Ballard, Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes revealed a relatively noteworthy Allen Iverson strip club habit that had him raining down a teacher’s salary on a regular … Read more