The Pistons met with Anigbogu and worked out five other prospects Tuesday in their first round of pre-draft workouts at their practice facility. Anigbogu didn’t get on the court, due to soreness in his right knee, tweaked in his previous workout, but talked with Stan Van Gundy and the coaching staff, received treatment and said he gained something from watching others work out.
Jack McCloskey, the architect of the Detroit Pistons’ back-to-back championship teams in 1989-90, is fighting Alzheimer’s. McCloskey, 91, nicknamed “Trader Jack” for his many astute trades during his tenure as the team’s general manager in 1979-92, is at Insignia Personal Care Home in Savannah, Ga., a facility that caters to Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. “He has his good days and not so good days,’’ said his wife, Leslie. “Some days he’s very happy and talks to everybody. Then some days he’s just very tired. You never know. He’s not really eating a lot. I go over every day. Today I took a bunch of food from home to see if I could make him eat that. He’s doing pretty well. He’s in a really good place. He was starting to get really bad at home, and I couldn’t take care of him anymore because he was falling.