Friday, April 27th, 2012 at 9:10 am  |  8 responses

Detroit Pistons Owner on Next Year: ‘We Better Make the Playoffs’

Tom Gores’ first year as the owner of the Detroit Pistons didn’t go so well. Gores does not want a repeat of this failure next season, and believes the Pistons can realistically make the Playoffs in 2013. From the Detroit Free Press: “There is an overriding theme nowadays when talking to those in the Detroit Pistons’ front office: The three-year streak of missing the playoffs must come to an end next season. Owner Tom Gores shares that thought. Although he is only approaching the one-year anniversary of when he purchased the Pistons last year, he expressed that sentiment with reporters before tonight’s regular-season finale against the 76ers at the Palace. ‘We better make the playoffs,’ Gores said. ‘That’s realistic.’”

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  • http://www.fullc0urtpress.com KHOLIDAY

    You better get to work this summer if that’s how you feel because the team you have in Detroit aint cutting it! Ben Gordon just realized the season started last night!

  • http://www.twitter.com/hurstysyd Hursty

    Charlie Villanueva had the worst +/- in the NBA in 2010. I wouldn’t be shocked if he had it again (outside of the entire Bobcats roster)

  • jamaal87


    They can’t even win a god damn game!!

  • DerekG

    Rum must be cheap in Detroit if he thinks that team can make the playoffs! Winning 35 games may be more realistic!

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    you better be realistic

  • barnabusb

    @DerekG: Winning 35 games will give them an 8 seed in the East and put them in the playoffs, so it’s not so far-fetched. Have you guys seen standings? They were only 10 games out of the playoffs, and the first half of the season was a total write-off because of a new coach and a bunch of weird chemistry. They’re boring as hell to watch, but if they pick up a decent rookie and make some moves this off-season I don’t think it’s far fetched to expect the playoffs.

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    @barnabusb – No, winning forty-five games would get them into the playoffs next year – 53% winnagem, rather than a 37% winnage. This is a shortened season, remember?

  • barnabusb

    @Ugh: Good call, my bad.