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Detroit Pistons Name David Mincberg Assistant General Manager

Detroit Pistons Name David Mincberg Assistant General Manager

The Detroit Pistons announced today that the team has named David Mincberg as assistant general manager. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Mincberg comes to Detroit from Milwaukee where he spent three seasons with the Bucks, including this past season as Vice President of Basketball Strategy. Prior to joining the Bucks, Mincberg…

Changes to Detroit Red Wings 2020 Training Camp Events

Changes to Detroit Red Wings 2020 Training Camp Events

Red Wings 2020 Training Camp Relocated to Little Caesars Arena Training Camp, Golf Classic and NHL Prospect Tournament to Return to Traverse City in 2021 DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today announced changes to their annual events held in Traverse City, Michigan, including the relocation of the team’s 2020-21 Training Camp to Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, and the cancellation…

Detroit Pistons Sign Center Justin Patton

Detroit Pistons Sign Center Justin Patton

DETROIT – The Detroit Pistons announced today that the team has signed center Justin Patton to a contract.  Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Patton, 6-11, 241 was drafted 16th overall in the 2017 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls and was part of a draft-night trade which sent him and Jimmy Butler to the…

Detroit Pistons Partner With Michigan Secretary of State’s Office to Drive Voter Awareness and Turnout in Upcoming Elections

Detroit Pistons Partner With Michigan Secretary of State’s Office to Drive Voter Awareness and Turnout in Upcoming Elections

Club To Make August 4 and November 3 Paid Days Off To Ensure Employee Voter Participation And Volunteer Opportunities Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center To Serve As Voting Center For November 3 Election DETROIT, Michigan – The Detroit Pistons announced today that the club is partnering with the Michigan Secretary of State’s office on a series of initiatives to drive…

MLB Announces 60 Game Regular 2020 Season

MLB Announces 60 Game Regular 2020 Season

The MLB is moving towards a 2020 regular season opening on July 23 or 24, according to Commissioner of Baseball Robert D. Manfred, Jr.  In a statement, Manfred said the health of the players, and other employees are a top priority.  Training is set to begin on July 1. A 60 game schedule is currently…

Sheila Ford Hamp Succeeds Mother as Principle Owner of Lions

Sheila Ford Hamp Succeeds Mother as Principle Owner of Lions

In an annoucement from the Detroit Lions, Martha Firestone Ford has stepped down as the principle owner and chairman of the team. Her daughter, Sheila Ford Hamp has since succeeded her mother, saying, “My mother has inspired all of us…On behalf of the family and the team, I want to thank her for her countless…

Rickie Fowler and Other PGA TOUR Pros to Play Rocket Mortgage Classic

Rickie Fowler and Other PGA TOUR Pros to Play Rocket Mortgage Classic

The Rocket Mortgage Classic, taking place from July 2 through 5 at Detroit Golf Club will feature a roster of 156 of PGA TOUR‘s best golfers. Some of the players include Rickie Fowler, Patrick Reed, Bubba Watson and Bryson DeChambeau whose commitments to the event were again confirmed by The Rocket Mortgage Classic. Details on…

Scout’s Take: Observations from Day 2 of Senior Bowl Practice

Scout’s Take: Observations from Day 2 of Senior Bowl Practice

By: Scott Bischoff The second day of practice for the 2020 Senior Bowl took place Wednesday afternoon, and I made a point to focus on the quarterbacks and wide receivers during today’s sessions. Here are some observations from each of the practices. South Team: Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon Herbert makes throwing the football look easy,…

Scout’s Take: Observations from Day 1 of Senior Bowl Practice

Scout’s Take: Observations from Day 1 of Senior Bowl Practice

By: Scott Bischoff The 2020 Senior Bowl got underway today with a weigh-in this morning, and practices for each team this afternoon. The Cincinnati Bengals are handling coaching duties for the South team while the Detroit Lions are at the helm of the North squad. I focused on the trenches today, but I also caught…

Lions preseason primer: Six position groups to watch in opener vs. Patriots

Lions preseason primer: Six position groups to watch in opener vs. Patriots

By Michael Stets After the opening two weeks of training camp in the uncomfortable Allen Park heat, plus three days of joint practices with the Patriots, the Lions are set to officially kick off the 2019 preseason tonight vs. New England at Ford Field. As is customary for opening preseason games, the majority of starters…

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