Detroit Pistons NBA D-League Affiliate Reveals Name: Grand Rapids Drive

Local Michigan figures introduce the league's newest franchise and its Pistons-style logo

It's official: The NBA Development League's newest team -- singly affiliated with the Detroit Pistons -- will be named the Grand Rapids Drive. But it's not just the NBA D-League, the Pistons and the city of Grand Rapids who are introducing the new team's name and logo.

Local figures throughout Michigan are among those who have been welcoming the Drive into their community throughout the day. See who's sporting Grand Rapids gear and more below:

Pistons center Andre Drummond:

NBA D-League president Dan Reed:

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban:

Current Minnesota Vikings receiver and former Kalamazoo high school and Western Michigan University football standout Greg Jennings:

Grand Rapids native and former Michigan State star Drew Neitzel:

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder:

Actor and Detroit native J.K. Simmons:

Lakers center and Grand Rapids native Chris Kaman

Olympic gold medalist and pro soccer player Lindsay Tarpley:

Guitar tech Danny Kurily:

Grand Rapids mayor George Heartwell:

Grand Valley State University president Thomas Haas: