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Matt Watson

  • joined Mar 28, 2008
  • last login Jul 25, 2014
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Matt Watson spent his childhood in the late '80s cutting out newspaper articles of the Detroit Pistons, which, now that he thinks about it, he's still doing on his blog. A professional editor and writer for the last 15 years, he created Detroit Bad Boys in 2005. Follow Matt on Twitter (@mattwatson and @detroitbadboys) and tell him to go to sleep, the internet will be there when he wakes up.

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User Blog

Bower resigns from Marist, should be official soon

Jeff Bower hasn't officially signed a contract with the Detroit Pistons, but he's expected to soon after resigning as head coach at Marist College.

Report: Pistons hire Jeff Bower as GM

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Stan Van Gundy reveals (Sheed-less) coaching staff

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The Detroit Pistons announced Stan Van Gundy's coaching staff on Friday. It includes some names that have already leaked out -- but does not include Rasheed Wallace.

Van Gundy: GM search has July 1 deadline

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"We have identified some people, we’re about halfway through the interview process. We had said at the press conference we’d give ourselves plenty of time and that July 1 would be our self-imposed deadline. I think we will be well ahead of that but there’s nothing imminent in the next few days."

From Stan Van Gundy's radio interview with Matt Dery, transcribed by the Detroit Free Press

Gilbert: 'Detroit doesn't have an NBA team'

Cavaliers owners and Detroit businessman Dan Gilbert took some more jabs at Tom Gores and the Pistons for not playing in the city of Detroit. And you know what? He's probably right.

Coach Chauncey Billups?

Billups was included on a list of potential coaching candidates for the Cleveland Cavaliers. But would he rather take a front office job?

NBA websites in 1996

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SBNation.com's NBA draft big board

SBNation.com's Tyler Lashbrook ranked the top 60 prospects in the 2014 NBA draft.

At least we're not this guy

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The best players drafted 38th or lower since 2000

Barring a trade, the only draft pick the Pistons will have this year is in the second round -- but history suggests there's still value to be had, if you know where to look.

Van Gundy: Losing pick 'not disastrous'

The Pistons newly appointed team president and head coach is doing his best to project a feeling of optimism after the franchise lost their first-round pick to the Charlotte Hornets at the NBA...

How Drummond learned SVG was hired

Andre Drummond was so busy packing for a trip to Span that he didn't realize the Pistons hired a new coach until the new coach called him.

Dwyane Wade rocking Bad Boys socks

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Should Pistons join Kevin Love Affair?

Kevin Love seems destined to leave the Timberwolves -- either this summer via trade or next summer in free agency. Should the Pistons attempt to join the fray, play facilitator in a three-way trade...

Kim English on "the basketball blame game"

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Good column written by a former Piston. (hat-tip: kathy.clater.3)

Van Gundy wants to wait before making trades

Detroit's new head coach would like the chance to evaluate the current roster in training camp before making any decisions about who should stay and who should go -- and he's not afraid about...

Pistons returning to Orlando Pro Summer League

How ironic is it that the first look we'll see of Stan Van Gundy's Pistons will be in the Orlando Magic's practice facility?

Pistons considered Izzo, Beilen, Kerr and others

More details about the Detroit Pistons' coaching and GM search have surfaced, including several of the 25-30 names that were on their list of candidates.

Fun with word clouds: Gores introduces Van Gundy

After listening to Tom Gores and Stan Van Gundy talk for 45 minutes -- and transcribing nearly 7,000 words of their responses -- I figured I'd have some fun with their answers by isolating each...

SVG plans to build around Dre, Monroe. But Smith?

Stan Van Gundy repeatedly singled out the two youngest members of last year's jumbo-sized frontcourt, leading one to question whether last year's prized free agent will be this summer's trade bait.

'Connecting the floor to the front office'

Why did Stan Van Gundy want full control over the Detroit Pistons front office? It's not about power, and it's not about job security. It's about building something more.

No, Van Gundy's arrival doesn't push Monroe out

Conspiracy theorists are quick to suggest that Stan Van Gundy's arrival as the Pistons' new team president and head coach means Greg Monroe's future in Detroit is over. But is that really the case?...

Head coach, team president ... starting point guard?

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I'm just saying, Brandon Jennings needs to watch his back because Stan Van Gundy has handles. (Original video)

Marcin Gortat: SVG is 'godfather of my career'

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Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat remains a big fan of his former coach Stan Van Gundy, saying, "he taught me basically everything about the game."

SVG's effect on Drummond

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If this is actually happened, we can probably bank on an MVP trophy, as well, considering how dominant Andre Drummond is without best-in-class defense.

Tom Gores is 'a very difficult guy to work for'

ESPN's Brian Windhorst joined Matt Dery on Sports Detroit 105.1 to discuss the Stan Van Gundy rumors, shedding light on what he thinks Van Gundy could be thinking while revealing Tom Gores' poor...

Pistons offering Van Gundy 5 years, $35 million

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The Pistons are apparently negotiating a contract that could make Stan Van Gundy the highest-paid coach in the league.

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