Wednesday, June 30, 2010


AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The Detroit Pistons announced today their roster for the NBA Summer League presented by EA Sports, Gatorade and T-Mobile in Las Vegas, NV. Detroit will be spearheaded by second-year players Jonas Jerebko, Austin Daye and DaJuan Summers along with 2010 draft picks Greg Monroe (seventh overall) and Terrico White (36th overall). The Pistons will play five games versus L.A. Lakers, Golden State, Sacramento, Miami and New York from July 9 through July 16. All games will be played at Cox Pavilion or the Thomas & Mack Center located on the campus of UNLV.

Following is the Pistons Summer League Roster:

26 Patrick Christopher G 6-5 220 California 6/3/88 R None

5 Austin Daye F 6-11 190 Gonzaga 6/5/88 1 None

24 Jordan Eglseder C 7-0 280 Northern Iowa 7/27/88 R None

17 Marquez Haynes G 6-3 185 UT Arlington 12/19/86 R None

33 Jonas Jerebko F 6-10 231 Kinna, Sweden 3/2/87 1 None

42 Mac Koshwal F/C 6-10 255 DePaul 10/19/87 R None

18 Elijah Millsap G/F 6-6 215 UAB 8/12/87 R None

10 Greg Monroe F/C 6-11 253 Georgetown 6/4/90 R None

25 Jared Reiner C 6-11 255 Iowa 4/8/82 2 2

8 A.J. Slaughter G 6-3 180 Western Kentucky 8/3/87 R None

35 DaJuan Summers F 6-8 240 Georgetown 1/24/88 1 None

14 Edgar Sosa G 6-1 175 Louisville 1/15/88 R None

23 Terrico White G 6-5 213 Mississippi 3/7/90 R None

Pat Sullivan, North Carolina
Bill Pope, Kansas
Steve Hetzel, Michigan

Mike Abdenour, Wayne State

Dave Boyer, Wayne State

Following is the 2010 Pistons’ summer league schedule (Times are PST):

7/9 5:00 PM L.A. LAKERS COX Pavilion
7/12 3:00 PM SACRAMENTO KINGS COX Pavilion
7/14 7:30 PM MIAMI HEAT Thomas & Mack Center
7/16 1:00 PM NEW YORK KNICKS COX Pavilion

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Four Of The Five Pistons Summer League Games To Be Broadcast Live On NBA TV

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The National Basketball Association announced today the Pistons’ broadcast schedule for the NBA Summer League which is held in Las Vegas, NV. The 23-team league consists of 22 NBA teams, 11 which participated in the 2010 NBA Playoffs, and one team compiled with NBA D-League stars. Games will be played from July 9-18 on the campus of UNLV at both the Thomas & Mack Center and COX Pavilion.

Four of the five Pistons’ summer league games will be broadcast live by NBA TV. Detroit vs. Lakers on July 9 (8:00 p.m. EST), Detroit vs. Golden State on July 10 (8:00 p.m. EST), Detroit vs. Sacramento on July 12 (6:00 p.m. EST) and Detroit vs. New York on July 16 (4:00 p.m. EST) will all be broadcast live on NBA TV. Detroit vs. Miami on July 14 (10:30 p.m. EST) will be shown tape delayed.

NBA TV will air the full NBA Summer League schedule along with offering live daily studio programming with NBA GameTime. Fans will also have the opportunity to watch every game live on through the NBA SUMMER LEAGUE BROADBAND.

NBA SUMMER LEAGUE BROADBAND is a subscription service offering fans a full slate of live NBA Summer League game webcasts via The complete package will be $14.95 for access to all 58 games on a live basis, as well as on a video-on-demand basis for up to one week following the conclusion of the league’s final game. A late season package will also be available beginning July 15, for $9.95.

Throughout NBA Summer League, NBA TV’s NBA GameTime will feature expert analysis from a combination of hosts, including Kyle Montgomery, Vince Cellini and analysts Eric Snow and Chris Webber, who will showcase the players, stories and news that develop this summer. An outstanding roster of NBA TV talent will be calling and reporting the action, including: Matt Winer, Rick Kamla, Joel Myers and Chad Andrus, who will handle play by play duties; analysts Kevin McHale, Brent Barry, Steve Smith, Chris Webber, Mike Fratello, and Dennis Scott and reporters David Aldridge and Kyle Montgomery. On-demand video clips of the studio programming will be available on

Following is the Pistons’ broadcast schedule for summer league:
July 9 Detroit vs. L.A. Lakers 8:00 p.m. EST NBA TV
July 10 Detroit vs. Golden State 8:00 p.m. EST NBA TV
July 12 Detroit vs. Sacramento 6:00 p.m. EST NBA TV
July 14 Detroit vs. Miami 10:30 p.m. EST NBA TV*
July 16 Detroit vs. New York 4:00 p.m. EST NBA TV

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Pistons Introduce 2010 Draft Picks

Steve St-Pierre
Sports Writer
In Play! Magazine

Members of the media gathered at the Pistons' practice facility in Auburn Hills Saturday afternoon as Joe Dumars, Pistons President, introduced draft picks Greg Monroe and Terrico White.

Photo by Brian St-Pierre / In Play! Magazine

As reported Thursday night, both rookies are expected to start for Detroit's Summer League team in Las Vegas next month alongside second-year veterans Austin Daye, Jonas Jerebko and DaJuan Summers.

Additionally, the Pistons' Vegas squad will also consist of undrafted players who are now free agents and able to sign with the NBA franchise of their choice. Detroit is expected to announce its complete Summer League roster shortly.

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Pistons Select Monroe, White

Steve St-Pierre
Sports Writer
In Play! Magazine

The Pistons were targeting three players with the No. 7 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft and were able to grab the one they knew they'd have the best chance of selecting in 6'11" Georgetown big man Greg Monroe. Known for his passing ability and overall upside, Monroe can play either power forward or center and is likely to be slated as Detroit's current starting center heading into next season.

With the No. 36 pick in the second round of the draft, the Pistons nabbed 6'5" combo guard Terrico White of Mississippi. White's an athletic swingman who will have to battle for a roster spot next season.

Both players are expected to join Pistons veterans Austin Daye, Jonas Jerebko and DaJuan Summers next month in Las Vegas for the team's summer league play. In fact, it's extremely likely that all five players could start, with White playing point guard, Daye being used as a long two-guard alongside Jerebko, Summers and Monroe in the frontcourt.

Joe Dumars, Pistons President, spoke with the media shortly after selecting Monroe, saying that he believes Monroe is exactly what the organization needs - a big man who can step in and contribute immediately. The jury's out on how effective Monroe will be early on, but it appears Detroit has made the best of its No. 7 selection.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Automotion Dance Team To Hold Auditions Including New Live Event for Finals

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Automotion Dance Team To Hold Auditions On Monday, July 26

New LIVE Performance Element Added To Audition Process

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The Detroit Pistons dance team Automotion will be hosting auditions for team members for the 2010-11 season on Monday, July 26th beginning promptly at 3:00 p.m. at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Finalists will be announced at the end of the night and callbacks will take place July 27-29.

New to this year’s audition process will be the addition of a LIVE performance held on July 29th at the Crowfoot Ballroom located in downtown Pontiac, sponsored by WRIF radio. All finalists are required to participate in rehearsals and perform in the live Automotion audition finals show in order to be considered for the team. The announcement of the final team will take place LIVE at the end of the show. Friends and family are welcomed and encouraged to be a part of the audience. The live Automotion audition finals will be open to the public and additional details will be released at a later date.

To audition, female candidates must be 19 or older by October 1, 2010 and are required to show proof of ID along with their registration. There is a $25.00 registration fee. The fee includes the auditions and a ticket to a select Pistons game during the 2010-11 season. Candidates are required to bring a recent photo and are encouraged to bring a business/entertainment resume. Aspiring Automotion dancers should have a strong work ethic and strong business and communication skills as a complement to their dancing abilities.

Choreography will be provided by the audition staff and dancers are encouraged to wear dance tops, shorts and tights – dressed to impress with performance-ready hair and makeup.

Automotion members will serve as ambassadors of the Detroit Pistons and will represent the organization both on and off the court for the 2010-11 season. Automotion team members are required to dance during every Pistons home game and to represent the organization throughout the year at various team and charity functions. A flexible schedule is a must for selected dancers.

For more information regarding Automotion tryouts call (248) 377-0100 or log onto for all the pre-audition details and to register for the auditions.

Metro PCS is the official sponsor of Automotion and PNC, one of the nation’s largest financial holding companies, is the presenting sponsor for the Detroit Pistons.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Summer League Schedule Announced

Steve St-Pierre
Sports Writer
In Play! Magazine

The Pistons have announced their schedule for the NBA Summer League held next month in Las Vegas. Games will be played on the campus of UNLV at the Thomas & Mack Center as well as COX Pavilion.

Here's the complete Pistons schedule with Eastern tipoff times:

Friday, July 9 – Pistons vs. LA Lakers, 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 10 – Pistons vs. Golden State, 8 p.m.
Monday, July 12 – Pistons vs. Sacramento, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, July 14 – Pistons vs. Miami, 10:30 p.m.
Friday, July 16 – Pistons vs. New York, 4 p.m.

The complete broadcast schedule will be released at a later date. Pistons forwards Austin Daye, Jonas Jerebko and DaJuan Summers are scheduled to participate with the team, as they did a season ago as rookies.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Broker Hired To Sell Pistons

Steve St-Pierre
Sports Writer
In Play! Magazine

The Pistons have hired a Citigroup subsidiary to broker the sale of the franchise as well as Palace Sports & Entertainment. Karen Davidson, current Pistons Owner, announced last month that the team was officially for sale.

According to reports, there are several interested parties and the NBA is keeping tabs on the situation.

In other Pistons news, forward Chris Wilcox has exercised his $3 million player option to remain with Detroit for the upcoming 2010-11 NBA season. With the team expected to select a power forward or center in this month's 2010 NBA Draft, it's quite possible Wilcox will be shopped on the trading block if he were included in a potential package with other veteran players as the Pistons look to continue their youth movement.

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