AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The Detroit Pistons announced today that the club has agreed to a multi-year radio agreement with Greater Media Detroit. Dennis Mannion, CEO of Palace Sports & Entertainment and the Detroit Pistons and Steve Chessare, Market Manager of Greater Media Detroit made the joint announcement. Detroit Sports 105.1 FM will serve as the flagship station for the Pistons Radio Network which includes stations throughout Michigan and Northwest Ohio.

If the Pistons who scattered to far-flung homes upon the conclusion of their regular season could bring themselves to peek at the playoffs, Atlanta’s win over Indiana must have induced coast-to-coast winces.

For all of the disappointments their 29-win season produced, the frustration accelerated in the days and weeks following the All-Star break when both Indiana and Miami showed vulnerabilities that made the final two playoff berths more alluring than in a typical season.

Losses are like dogs. They come in all shapes and sizes. But the two that burn ulcers in a coach’s gut are (1) the ones where his team meets every expectation but doesn’t get the reward it deserves and (2) the ones where they just don’t put up a competitive fight.