Pistons.com Chat Archive

Online Chats With Pistons and Shock Players, Coaches and Personnel


Pistons Announcer George Blaha
Entering his 31st consecutive season as the television and radio play-by-play voice of the Pistons in 2006-07, George Blaha, the "Voice of the Pistons," chatted with Deee-troit Basketball fans in the early afternoon of Thursday, October 19 at Pistons.com. George talked about Joe Dumars' induction to the Hall of Fame as well as his signature calls like "Count that baby and a foul!"

Pistons Media Day Chat
Pistons.com attended the 2006-07 Media Day at the Pistons practice facility. As Pistons players made their rounds to visit the available media, some were able to stop by the Pistons.com table for the Live Chat and answer some of your questions.

Pistons Assistant Coach Terry Porter
Pistons.com sat down with Terry Porter after a recent practice for a quick question and answer session. Porter enters his first season as an assistant coach with the Pistons after serving as head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks for two seasons (2003-05).

NBA Vice President of Basketball Operations Michael Curry
Former Pistons guard Michael Curry was recently chosen as vice president of NBA basketball operations. Curry, an 11-year veteran, spent the past 11 months as vice president for the NBA development league. Fans submitted questions to Pistons.com and Curry took time out of his schedule to answer a handful of them.

Palace Sports & Entertainment and Detroit Pistons President and CEO Tom Wilson
Since joining the Pistons in 1977, Tom Wilson has handled all business aspects of not only the Detroit Pistons, but also of Palace Sports & Entertainment, which includes The Palace of Auburn Hills, DTE Energy Music Theatre, Meadow Brook Music Festival, the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Detroit Shock. Tom Wilson sat down to chat with Pistons fans on Thursday, February 23. See what Tom Wilson had to say.

Pistons Announcer George Blaha
One of the most recognizable sports personalities in Detroit and the NBA, George Blaha will begin his 30th consecutive season as the television and radio play-by-play voice of the Pistons in 2005-06. Blaha's extensive knowledge of basketball and his trademark colloquialisms such as "two and twenty-two to play" and "a high glass gun that goes" have thrilled Pistons fans of all ages for almost three decades. Blaha chatted with Pistons fans on Thursday, February 16 on Pistons.com

Pistons Legend Vinnie Johnson
The Detroit Pistons will honor Vinnie Johnson, also known as "The Microwave" because he could heat up in a hurry, on Friday, January 27 when they host the Memphis Grizzlies at 8:00 p.m. The Pistons have planned a halftime ceremony where they will play a video detailing Johnson's life and career. George Blaha, the voice of the Pistons, will introduce Johnson to the crowd and the organization will unveil the permanent 'signage' on the court. Johnson answered 20 questions from Pistons fans on Pistons.com.

Pistons Bad Boy Bill Laimbeer
The Detroit Pistons honored Bill Laimbeer, arguably the most hated Bad Boy in the history of the NBA, on Friday, January 6 when they hosted the Seattle Supersonics. The Pistons have planned a halftime ceremony where they will play a video detailing Laimbeer's life and career. George Blaha, the voice of the Pistons, will introduce Laimbeer to the crowd and the organization will unveil the permanent 'signage' on the court. Laimbeer chatted with Pistons fans on Thursday, January 5 on Pistons.com.

Pistons Legend Joe Dumars
The Detroit Pistons will honor their legends by bringing them back for "Flashback Fridays" during the 2005-06 regular season. On December 23 the Pistons honored Joe Dumars, the Pistons President of Basketball Operations and Hall of Fame guard. Dumars will have his name and number permanently secured on the sidelines of the Pistons court. Dumars answered 20 questions from Pistons fans on Pistons.com.

Pistons Legend Isiah Thomas
During the 2005-06 season, the Detroit Pistons will honor their legends with Flashback Fridays. On Friday, December 2nd when the New York Knicks visited The Palace, "Zeke" was honored by the organization that he was a part of for so many years. As part of the week-long celebration, Pistons.com has posted "20 Questions with Isiah" including questions from the fans. Read Thomas' answers.

Pistons Legend Dave Bing
The Detroit Pistons will honor their legends by bringing them back for "Flashback Fridays" during the 2005-06 regular season. The first Flashback Friday is November 25 when the Pistons will honor Dave Bing, the first Pistons player to have his number (21) retired. Bing will have his name and number permanently secured on the sidelines of the Pistons court. Bing chatted with Pistons fans on Tuesday, November 22 on Pistons.com .

Pistons Color Analyst Bill Laimbeer
Bill Laimbeer's name sparks one thing in the collective mind of the Detroit community - the desire to win and achieve success in whatever he is involved with. In 2005, Laimbeer finished his fourth season as head coach of the Detroit Shock with a record of 16-18. The 2005-06 NBA season marks Laimbeer's fifth as Pistons television analyst, working alongside George Blaha on all Channel 20, Detroit telecasts. Laimbeer chatted with Pistons fans on Tuesday, November 8 on Pistons.com.

Pistons Announcer George Blaha
One of the most recognizable sports personalities in Detroit and the NBA, George Blaha will begin his 30th consecutive season as the television and radio play-by-play voice of the Pistons in 2005-06. Blaha's extensive knowledge of basketball and his trademark colloquialisms such as "two and twenty-two to play" and "a high glass gun that goes" have thrilled Pistons fans of all ages for almost three decades. Blaha chatted with Pistons fans on Wednesday, November 2 on Pistons.com

Pistons Vice President of Basketball Operations John Hammond
John Hammond returns to the Pistons for his fifth year as vice president of basketball operations. He was promoted to his current position after serving as the club's director of player personnel during the 2001-02 season. Hammond is responsible for directing day-today operations of the basketball operations department, handling player personnel issues and assisting in roster development. Hammond chatted with Pistons fans on Thursday, October 6 on Pistons.com.

Pistons Announcer George Blaha
One of the most recognizable sports personalities in Detroit and the NBA, George Blaha will begin his 30th consecutive season as the television and radio play-by-play voice of the Pistons in 2005-06. Blaha's extensive knowledge of basketball and his trademark colloquialisms such as "two and twenty-two to play" and "a high glass gun that goes" have thrilled Pistons fans of all ages for almost three decades. Blaha chatted with Pistons fans on Tuesday, September 6 on Pistons.com

Pistons Head Coach Flip Saunders
Phil "Flip" Saunders was announced as the Head Coach of the Detroit Pistons on July 21, 2005. Saunders, 50, brings a basketball resume that includes 16-plus years of coaching at the professional level. With 411 NBA coaching victories, Saunders ranks 33rd among all-time NBA head coaches and ninth among active NBA head coaches. Detroit's new head coach chatted online with Pistons fans on Thursday, August 11.