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Why Pistons Hiring Processes Sucked And Helping Puerto Rico Recovery

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Ed Stefanski saw a power vacuum with the Detroit Pistons and walked right through.

Host Matt Schoch talks about why that sucks for the Pistons and their fans.

We also talk to Gaby Aviles of the Desde las Gradas podcast in Puerto Rico about how he became a Pistons fans and how hurricane recovery is going in the P.R.

Pistons Playoff Playback also takes a look at championship victories from 1990 and 2004 and what you may have forgotten about those nights.

Check out the J.J. Barca Foundation on Facebook and also Ricky Martin’s foundation to help out recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. Donate to Tim Duncan’s recovery effort to the U.S Virgin Islands here.

A Royal Oak, Mich. native, Matt Schoch has been following Detroit sports since learning to read by using Tigers box scores in the Free Press. Schoch is a Central Michigan graduate who has covered the Olympics in Brazil, playoff basketball at MJ's house in Chicago and cricket matches in the Caribbean. After working for newspapers in Port Huron, Mich., Springfield, Mo., and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Schoch is now the host of Locked On Pistons podcast. Follow Schoch on Twitter at @Matt_Schoch_.

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Las Vegas Winners And Losers For Detroit Pistons Summer League

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The Detroit Pistons wrapped up summer league in Las Vegas on Sunday, and we wrap up the action with a look back for today’s episode.

How did roster guys such as Henry Ellenson, Khyri Thomas and Bruce Brown fare for coach Sean Sweeney’s team?

Also, did the Pistons find any diamonds in the rough for two-way candidates or guys that Grand Rapids fans hope end up with the Drive? Host Matt Schoch has some favorites to pass along.

We also highlight the Pistons roster moves made official over the weekend and update where the roster stands for Ed Stefanski and the front office.

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Chauncey Billups At Big3 And Pistons Fall In Summer League Quarters

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Chauncey Billups, AKA Mr. Big Shot, was back in Detroit on Friday night, but stayed on the sidelines.

Hobbled by a recent knee surgery, Billups served as a captain from the bench at The Big3 basketball event at Little Caesars Arena.

Host Matt Schoch was there and has audio from his press conference with the media.

We also talk about the Detroit Pistons in Las Vegas summer league over the weekend, the PistonsGT team at the NBA 2K League weekend tournament and what The Big3 needs to do to survive long term.

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Dwane Casey Rounds Out Coaching Staff And The Big3 In Detroit Tonight

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Isaiah J. Downing, USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Pistons coach Dwane Casey rounded out his batch of assistant coaches on Thursday, agreeing to bring Denver’s Micah Nori to the Motor City.

We detail what he means to the organization, in addition to an analytics hire (!), a flurry of late night news around the NBA, and a look at the Big3, which is in Detroit tonight.

We also revisit an interview with Nancy Lieberman from April, shortly after she joined the league as a a coach. The former Detroit Shock coach and general manager is back in Detroit tonight coaching Team Power of the Big3.

Check out the original episodes with longer versions of the Lieberman interview here and here.

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