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Earl Lloyd, First Black Player In NBA, Dies At 86

Earl Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday. He was 86.

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Former NBA, NCAA Champ Richard Hamilton Retires

Richard Hamilton has retired from basketball.

97.1 The Ticket–02/27/2015

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Detroit Pistons Sign John Lucas III For Remainder Of The Season

Detroit Pistons General Manager Jeff Bower announced today that the club has signed guard John Lucas III for the remainder of the season following two consecutive 10-day contracts.

97.1 The Ticket–02/25/2015

Tayshaun Prince #22 of the Detroit Pistons defends the ball against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the game on February 24, 2015 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by B. Sevald/Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Cavaliers Beat Pistons 102-93

Reggie Jackson had 22 points, nine assists and eight rebounds in his second game with Detroit, while Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 21.

97.1 The Ticket–02/24/2015

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Reggie Jackson Threw Up During His Detroit Pistons Debut [VIDEO]

“He got himself really hyped up to be out there,” Van Gundy said. “I don’t know if anyone noticed, but the first time we took him out of the game, he threw up on the bench.


Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #5 of the Detroit Pistons during the game against the Charlotte Hornets at Time Warner Cable Arena on February 10, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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New-Look Pistons Beat Wizards 106-89

The Pistons are 2-0 since coach and president Stan Van Gundy traded four players to get Reggie Jackson and Tayshaun Prince at the trading deadline Thursday.

97.1 The Ticket–02/22/2015

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Drummond, Dinwiddie Lead Thin Pistons Past Bulls, 100-91

Andre Drummond had 18 points and 20 rebounds to lead the short-handed Detroit Pistons to a 100-91 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Friday night.

97.1 The Ticket–02/20/2015

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 25: Tayshaun Prince #22 of the Detroit Pistons looks on during a game against the Miami Heat on January 25, 2013 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Tayshaun Prince ‘Not Unhappy’ – But Perhaps Not Thrilled – At Return To Detroit

Van Gundy knows that Prince, a former Detroit Piston whom the team brought back Thursday in a deadline deal, wanted a buyout this season.

CBS Detroit–02/20/2015

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28:  Reggie Jackson #15 of the Oklahoma City Thunder handles the ball against Lou Amundson #21 of the New York Knicks on January 28, 2015 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

With Deadline Trade For Jackson, Pistons Had Long Term In Mind

Van Gundy expressed excitement about what will happen as the young players mature collectively.

CBS Detroit–02/20/2015

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - NOVEMBER 14: Reggie Jackson #15 of the Oklahoma City Thunder looks to pass the ball against the Detroit Pistons during an NBA game on November 14, 2014 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

Van Gundy Says Pistons Could Keep Both Jackson And Jennings Long-Term

Jennings had been the starter; now Van Gundy has essentially named Jackson to that role not just this season but in the future as well.

CBS Detroit–02/20/2015