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SBD/April 22, 2013/Franchises
NBA Franchise Notes: 76ers Issues Deeper Than New Coach?
Published April 22, 2013
CHECK YOUR ENGINE: In Detroit, Bob Wojnowski wrote of Pistons President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars, "I've always maintained Dumars could turn this around, even after owner Bill Davidson passed away and the franchise entered a two-year limbo. I have doubts now. For the sake of basketball in this area, I hope Dumars proves us wrong." But Wojnowski wrote he is "not sure" Pistons Owner Tom Gores "has total faith" in Dumars (DETROIT NEWS, 4/19). Also in Detroit, Terry Foster writes the phrase, "spend it and they shall come" does not "apply to the Pistons." Gores can "make all the proclamations he wants, the problem is the Pistons are not a free-agent destination." Foster: "Gores has money to burn. But will anybody of worth take it?" (DETROIT FREE PRESS, 4/22).
OF TEAL & PURPLE: In Charlotte, Rick Bonnell wrote fans have been asking him "why the NBA would need 18 months to rebrand the Bobcats," as NBA Deputy Commissioner & COO Adam Silver said last week. Branding experts said that they "find 18 months an incredibly tight schedule to do all the things involved in such a project" (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 4/21).