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Otis Smith in discussions with Sacramento Kings for VP job

Otis Smith, the former head coach of the Grand Rapids Drive and currently on staff for Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy, has been in contact with the Sacramento Kings about their open vice president of operations position, league sources told ESPN. Kings GM Vlade Divac is searching for an executive to place in the […]

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Is Pistons’ signee Trey Freeman headed to Grand Rapids Drive?

The Detroit Pistons and free agent Trey Freeman, a free agent guard out of Old Dominion University, have agreed to a partially guaranteed contract for the upcoming 2016-17 season sources told @MikeAScotto, according to published reports. Freeman, listed at 6-foot-2, 188 pounds and 23 years old, started his college career at Campbell, earning Big South Conference Freshman of the Year […]

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Jon Phelps named GM of the Grand Rapids Drive

When the clock struck midnight on July 1, starting the NBA free agency amid a frenzy of contract agreements, including double-digit annual salaries for role players and max-money deals for stars, overshadowed the deals done near the end of June. One of those moves was the Detroit Pistons announcing the team has named Jon Phelps as general manager of the […]

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Pat Garrity named assistant GM of Detroit Pistons

Pat Garrity has been promoted to assistant general manager of the Detroit Pistons. Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy announced the decision this morning, also giving promotions to Andrew Loomis and Bob Beyer, adding Otis Smith as assistant coach, transitioning Brendan Malone to scout and announcing Quentin Richardson will leave the staff. https://beercityhoops.com/otis-smith-joini…s-coaching-staff/ Van Gundy, speaking on the moves, “I’m proud to announce the […]

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McGruder works magic, Skyforce escape GR with win

Grand Rapids, MI — The Sioux Falls Skyforce scored the first six points of the game and held off a late comeback bid as they defeated the Grand Rapids Drive Friday night at the DeltaPlex Arena, 104-98. Keith Benson and Rodney McGruder each scored 21 points for the Skyforce, who won their third game in a row, 14 of […]