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April 4, 2014 Updates

“I think anybody, and it’s just in general, the highest-paid player on the team and supposed to be the franchise, they pay you like that, they expect you to produce like that,” said point guard Brandon Jennings, who also arrived in Detroit last summer. “That’s just like (Pacers forward) Paul George, he got 90 (million dollars). If he came in and didn’t live up to it, how much would people be talking about him? If you’re that high-paid player, you gotta be ready every night. Every night. You can’t have no days off. Nobody cares, nobody wants to hear that.” Detroit News

April 3, 2014 Updates

Are you a Brandon Jennings fan? Well, there’s an app for that. Available for free at Apple’s App Store, it’s called “BRANDed.” The app features Jennings’ tastes in music, fashion and news about Jennings. The idea came about last summer and is a partnership between Jennings and Excel Sports Management, the agency founded by Jennings’ representative, Jeff Schwartz. “It was just an idea of trying to help people get their stories out. It’s a positive app, there’s nothing negative,” Jennings said. “I’m not looking to do anything negative. I’m just looking to help people push their product or whatever they have going on. “It’s things I think are tight, it’s things I think are dope that’s coming out.” Detroit Free Press

Are you a Brandon Jennings fan? Well, there’s an app for that. Available for free at Apple’s App Store, it’s called “BRANDed.” The app features Jennings’ tastes in music, fashion and news about Jennings. The idea came about last summer and is a partnership between Jennings and Excel Sports Management, the agency founded by Jennings’ representative, Jeff Schwartz. Detroit Free Press

April 2, 2014 Updates

Jerebko experienced two largely disappointing seasons under Frank after starting 73 games as a rookie. Yet with the season almost over, the Pistons (27-47) are going to miss the playoffs for the fifth straight year and Jerebko is pondering his future as he has a player option for the final year of his contract. "I don't know," Jerebko said Tuesday. "Eight more games. Eight more games." Booth Newspapers

April 1, 2014 Updates
March 31, 2014 Updates

Minutes later, he followed with a photo of Siva, flashing the "L" and holding red shoes. But his shirt was blue, a piece of 2012 national championship gear from the season Siva's U of L team fell to UK in the Final Four. That was a year after Harrellson wrapped up his career with the Wildcats. Still, it's obvious both former players care quite a bit about their schools. "Yea I lost a bet," Siva said. "Gotta man up.. Always throwing my L's up." Louisville Courier-Journal

While the Cleveland Cavaliers and New York Knicks are still trying to catch the Atlanta Hawks for the eighth and final playoff spot — with the Cavs pulling to 2½ games of the Hawks without All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving — the Pistons are owners of the eighth-worst record in the NBA. “It’s tough. It’s really tough. It definitely hurts after how we played last night,” said Pistons forward Greg Monroe, who scored 20 points and 10 rebounds in the streak-breaking 123-98 loss to the 76ers in Philly on Saturday night. “To play like that two nights in a row is something I’d say I’m disappointed in. Yeah. I mean, there was no effort tonight. Absolutely no effort.” Detroit News

March 30, 2014 Updates

Detroit's president of basketball operations and Hall of Famer player declined to be interviewed Friday night before the Bad Boys were celebrated. Dumars did not address the crowd when the 1989 NBA champions were honored at halftime of a game against the Miami Heat. His job seems to be in jeopardy with the franchise likely to miss the playoffs for a fifth straight year. NBA.com

March 29, 2014 Updates
March 28, 2014 Updates

But unlike Hoiberg, who's a bit new to this scuttlebutt and respectfully let out a "no comment" Thursday about anything regarding the NBA, Izzo's more than willing to discuss where he's at practically by the minute. You don't see many coaches, in any sport, speak as freely on the record about their current job status or possible future situations the way Izzo does. It almost makes you halt with how frank he can be. Izzo told CBSSports.com that he has always felt much more comfortable not hiding things. He can't fight everything off now anyway. He said even when he's forthcoming, people still doubt him. "When there is a situation, I've been lucky enough to have an AD and a president that, if I want to explore it, they let me," Izzo said. "I just get tired of people telling me -- I don't mind if somebody speculates; that's OK, that's your job -- but when you tell me, 'I know this guy's talked to you.' I haven't talked to anybody. I want to make sure people know that." CBSSports.com

"I've never met Tom Gores, never talked to him," Izzo said. "People give me the, 'I know you've talked to him. You're just not telling me.' No I didn't. And I've been pretty honest all the way about all these jobs. Except Cleveland, I shut my mouth because we had it with the media that year and they said, 'You shouldn't be so honest,' so I didn't. I didn't deny, I just didn't answer." CBSSports.com

March 27, 2014 Updates

Gores admitted that criticism from fans is "sometimes hard to hear," but said he's determined to "stay the course" with a plan aimed at winning. "We're going back to championship days," Gores said. "There's only one choice for us, that's it. We're going back there. Is hard to hear sometimes? Sure. I want the community to be proud, and that's where we're headed. It's just a matter of time." Booth Newspapers

One more time, Tom Izzo said Wednesday, neither he nor his people have been contacted by the Pistons or any other NBA team. But, he said on “The Dan Patrick Show,” he has some theories on how these rumors get started. “I don’t even have an agent and my wife has not been contacted,” Izzo said. “I think it’s some guy sitting behind a computer that is one of my favorite human beings on the planet, which are those social media geeks which are sitting at a computer and just making up stories, and everybody says, ‘Well, you know their owner and he’s a Michigan State guy. ...’ “I’ve never met Tom Gores, I’ve never talked to Tom Gores. I think somebody, maybe it’s Michigan fans are putting that out.” Detroit Free Press

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