NEW YORK (AP) — A smile crept across Tom Thibodeau’s face. A coach who has said he’s never happy couldn’t hide that he was.
New Orleans coach Stan Van Gundy had called Thibodeau’s New York...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Brandon Ingram scored 34 points, Zion Williamson added 30 and the New Orleans Pelicans held off a furious Sacramento Kings comeback bid for a 117-110 victory on Monday...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Zion Williamson scored 38 points and Brandon Ingram had 27 points and eight assists in rallying the New Orleans Pelicans to a 116-109 victory over the injury-plagued Cleveland...
HOUSTON (AP) — Lonzo Ball had 27 points and a career-high eight 3-pointers, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Houston Rockets 122-115 on Sunday night to end a two-game skid.
It’s the 3-point era in the NBA. The massive-salary era. The LeBron James era.
It’s also the triple-double era.
If it seems like triple-doubles are happening more often than ever,...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Zion Williamson Express is quickly becoming much more than a trending analogy.
Just ask Dallas coach Rick Carlisle, whose short-handed Mavericks were overpowered by...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Brandon Ingram looked invigorated by the sight of some old teammates on the Lakers' bench, while Zion Williamson resembled the reliable 20-point machine he's become in his...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson mixed full-speed, behind-the-back dribbles, pin-point bounce passes and even an alley-oop lob into his usual repertoire of forceful finishes at the rim. That...
Some players and other members of the New Orleans Pelicans organization have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccinations, following changes in the eligibility standards for Louisiana...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Pelicans All-Star Zion Williamson was scratched from the lineup shortly before the club's game against Miami on Thursday night because of a toe...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — By necessity, Damian Lillard has played hero ball so often this season that it’s difficult to be awed by another sterling performance.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — When Zion Williamson mixes up his game, the New Orleans Pelicans can be tough to stop.
Williamson scored 31 points while dominating inside, and the Pelicans finished...
DETROIT (AP) — Mason Plumlee was closing in on his first career triple-double. He realizes individual stats can be a distraction during a game, but this was a special circumstance.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pelicans reserve Josh Hart went from being questionable to play with back spams to scrapping for 40 minutes because of Zion Williamson's early foul trouble.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram each having their highest-scoring games of the season, there was only so much Washington's Bradley Beal could do in...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 28 points, Paul George added 27 and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans 111-106 on Wednesday night.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Eric Bledsoe capped a 19-point, 10-assist performance with a go-ahead 3-pointer in the final minute, and the New Orleans Pelicans held on for a 120-116 victory over the Toronto...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Brandon Ingram had 20 points and seven rebounds before being ejected in the third quarter and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 113-80 on Thursday...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Brandon Ingram had 28 points and 11 rebounds and the New Orleans Pelicans held on for a 98-95 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Toronto Raptors had their home floor shipped 1,300 miles when they relocated to Tampa for at least the start of the NBA season. Yet it was the New Orleans Pelicans who...
Pelicans first-year coach Stan Van Gundy was hired less than two months before the Pelicans first preseason game earlier this week.
Never mind that he's taking over a roster that is loaded...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson, in the span of one pandemic-compressed offseason, has gone from being a rookie on playing-time restrictions to a New Orleans Pelicans elder statesman with no...
Zion Williamson got to work for his new coach. Chris Paul got started with a new set of teammates.
And on Tuesday, James Harden is expected to do what feels like a little of both.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Stan Van Gundy said he didn't have anything to do with the selection of New Orleans' pick in the first round of Wednesday night's NBA draft, but the Pelicans new coach can see...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Pelicans coach Stan Van Gundy sees a New Orleans roster brimming with young players who have obvious talent, but still have plenty to learn about the way basketball is...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Brandon Lowe hit two home runs to break out of an extended postseason slump and the Tampa Bay Rays held off the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-4, tying the World Series at...
Stan Van Gundy is headed to the New Orleans Pelicans, where he'll take over a promising team that includes 2019 No. 1 overall draft pick Zion Williamson and reigning Most Improved Player Brandon...
During a normal NBA season, the sights and sounds of arenas serve as both a showy backdrop and home court advantage for its teams.
But with no fans allowed in the stands for the upcoming...
DETROIT (AP) — The timing eventually worked out for Troy Weaver and the Detroit Pistons.
The Pistons introduced Weaver as their new general manager on a video conference Monday. The former...
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons hired former Oklahoma City Thunder executive Troy Weaver as their new general manager Thursday.
The 52-year-old Weaver spent the past 12 seasons...
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons are beginning a search for a candidate who could became the team’s general manager, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
DETROIT (AP) — For the second straight season, Dwane Casey has swept the season series between the Detroit Pistons and Toronto Raptors.
After his Raptors went 4-0 against the Pistons in...
Jeff and Stan Van Gundy both dealt with plenty of drama while coaching in the NBA. On Wednesday night, they get to call a matchup between the two teams that have the most drama in the...
DETROIT (AP) — Once the Detroit Pistons traded for Blake Griffin last season, their roster was largely set for the foreseeable future.
When that deal wasn't enough to push the Pistons into the playoffs, they made the easiest changes they could in the offseason, hiring a new coach and overhauling the front office.
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have hired Sachin Gupta as their assistant general manager.
The Pistons announced the move Tuesday.
Gupta was a special adviser to Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey last season. He previously worked for the Philadelphia 76ers under then-GM Sam Hinkie.
Ed Stefanski, a special adviser to Pistons owner Tom Gores, says Sachin has a great handle on analytics and will be a "tremendous resource" for the basketball operations team.
DETROIT (AP) — Dwane Casey looks at the roster of the Detroit Pistons and sees a core of players capable of a lot more than the team accomplished last season.
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan's John Beilein has interviewed for the Detroit Pistons' coaching vacancy, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the matter. Beilein led the Wolverines to the NCAA championship game this past season, the second time in six years he'd accomplished that. Michigan lost to Louisville in 2013 and Villanova this year.
Steve Clifford was there the last time the Orlando Magic were a playoff contender.
He's being asked to make them one again.
Clifford was announced Wednesday as the new coach of the Magic, a team that has missed the playoffs in each of the last six years. Clifford — who spent the last five seasons as coach of the Charlotte Hornets — was an assistant coach on Stan Van Gundy's Magic staff for five years, including during the team's most recent playoff run in 2012.
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have hired Ed Stefanski as a senior executive to assist the team in searches for a new coach and head of basketball operations.
The team announced the hiring Thursday. Stefanski has served in management roles with Memphis, Toronto, Philadelphia and New Jersey. He was most recently an executive vice president for the Grizzlies.
DETROIT (AP) — When the Detroit Pistons hired Stan Van Gundy in 2014, owner Tom Gores called it the most important decision his organization had made.
Van Gundy didn't make it to the end of his five-year contract, and now the Pistons need a plan for a future without him. Multiple plans, perhaps.
DETROIT (AP) — After four seasons of mostly mediocre results, the Detroit Pistons are moving on without Stan Van Gundy.
He won't return as president of basketball operations and he isn't staying on as Detroit's coach, either.
Van Gundy held both those roles for four years, and at times the Pistons seemed to be making progress. But they made the playoffs only once during his tenure, in 2016, and the team announced his departure Monday. Owner Tom Gores said it was a difficult decision.
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons can certainly attest to how long the NBA season is.
For two months, they looked like a team on the rise in the Eastern Conference during a 19-14 start that included victories at Golden State, Minnesota, Oklahoma City and Boston. Then an ankle injury to point guard Reggie Jackson derailed Detroit's season, and even a bold trade for Blake Griffin wasn't enough to push the Pistons to the playoffs.
DETROIT (AP) — Reggie Jackson is rounding into form for the Detroit Pistons.
Monday night was a positive sign.
Jackson had 20 points in his fourth game back from an ankle sprain, helping the Pistons to a 112-106 victory over Julius Randle and the Los Angeles Lakers.
Detroit (34-40) won for the fourth time in five games, but trails idle Miami by five games for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot.
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons knew they couldn't afford another loss on Friday if they wanted to have any chance of keeping in touch of a playoff spot.
For 18 minutes, it appeared they might come up short for a fifth straight game, but they finished strongly to post a 99-83 victory over the Chicago Bulls.
Chicago led 39-29 midway through the second quarter, but Detroit outscored the Bulls 70-44 in the last 2 ½ quarters.
DETROIT (AP) — The most obvious advantage for the Detroit Pistons was their rebounding, and Stan Van Gundy felt a lot of players contributed to that.
"I thought that our cuts — and a few drives, but a lot of cuts — forced their '5' to help," the Detroit coach said. "So even if you're missing shots, then bodies are off of Andre (Drummond) and Eric (Moreland), and they're both really good offensive rebounders when that happens."
DETROIT (AP) — Ending a three-game losing streak wasn't enough to make Stan Van Gundy happy.
Not after the Pistons made it much harder than necessary.
Detroit led by 30 points midway through the third quarter, but was outscored 59-35 in the final 17 minutes as Atlanta got as close as four before the Pistons held on for a 104-98 victory on Wednesday night in their final game before the All-Star break.
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