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September 10, 2014 Updates
September 9, 2014 Updates

Vincent Goodwill: Monroe: “I take full responsibility for my actions and made a regrettable mistake. I apologize to my family, the Pistons’ organization, my teammates and fans. I will learn from this and continue my work to be a positive influence in the community.” Twitter @vgoodwill

The Detroit Pistons have hired ex-NBA forward Pat Garrity as its new Director of Strategic Planning, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Garrity has had a successful post-playing career in the financial industry and reunites with Pistons president and coach Stan Van Gundy in Detroit. Emiliano Carchia: Marc Gasol became father. He went to Barcelona and will be back in Madrid tomorrow for the game against France #Spain2014 Twitter @sportando

September 8, 2014 Updates

“I look forward to playing for Coach Van Gundy and his staff,” said Monroe. "He has a proven track record and I’m excited about working with my teammates to get better and prepare for the season.” NBA.com

“I have said from day one that we have great respect for Greg as a person and like what he brings to this team as a player,” said Stan Van Gundy, Head Coach and President of Basketball Operations for the Detroit Pistons. “We have had good dialogue with Greg throughout the offseason with the understanding that there were multiple options for both parties involved, and we respect his decision. We look forward to a great year from Greg as we continue to build our team moving forward.” NBA.com

Free agent forward Charlie Villanueva is closing in on a decision between veteran-minumum offers from the Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Clippers, a league source told RealGM. Villanueva, a nine-year NBA pro, plans to choose a team sometime this week, a source said. He’s held workouts for teams since the start of free agency in July. RealGM

September 7, 2014 Updates

Monroe's representatives steered other teams from presenting Monroe with an offer sheet because they didn't want the Pistons to match and keep Monroe for another four seasons. Now, Monroe will have freedom to pick his next team, and that's what he wanted: control of his future. There is some risk in signing a qualifying offer – Monroe could get hurt or have a down season. But Monroe, the No. 7 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, has missed just three games in his career, and new Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy will still have to utilize Monroe, even with center Andre Drummond. USA Today Sports

September 6, 2014 Updates
September 5, 2014 Updates

Adrian Wojnarowski: Detroit restricted free agent Greg Monroe has signed the qualifying offer, league source tells Yahoo Sports. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

“It’s fine; we’re winning basketball games, and that’s the most important part about this experience,” Drummond said when asked about his reduced role. “If I don’t get the opportunity to play, the coaching staff knows what they’re doing, and it just wasn’t the right time for me to be on the court.” Detroit Free Press

“It’s fine; we’re winning basketball games, and that’s the most important part about this experience,” Drummond said when asked about his reduced role. “If I don’t get the opportunity to play, the coaching staff knows what they’re doing, and it just wasn’t the right time for me to be on the court.” Drummond’s limited playing time comes as no surprise on a stacked Team USA roster that includes NBA All-Star and 2012 Olympian Anthony Davis and rising star DeMarcus Cousins at center. Head coach Mike Krzyzewski has taken advantage of international opponents’ inferior size by pounding the ball inside, and the Americans have relied primarily on Davis, Cousins and power forward Kenneth Faried to carry the scoring load. Detroit Free Press

September 3, 2014 Updates

The Detroit Pistons announced today that the club is appointing Otis Smith as head coach of its NBA Development League affiliate, the Grand Rapids Drive. Per team policy, terms of the deal which is pending NBA approval, were not disclosed. “I’m pleased to welcome Otis Smith to the Detroit Pistons organization as the head coach of the Grand Rapids Drive,” said Van Gundy. “Otis understands the vision and connectivity we want to create between the Detroit Pistons and the Grand Rapids Drive, our NBA D-League affiliate. His experiences as a general manager, director of player development and NBA player will pay dividends as he spearheads our efforts in Grand Rapids.” NBA.com

 

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