The Detroit Pistons is a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. The team's home arena is The Palace of Auburn Hills. The Pistons' current exclusive local television rights holder is Fox Sports Detroit. The Pistons flagship radio station is WXYT-FM 97.1 FM. WWJ 950 AM flagships Pistons games which conflict with WXYT-FM's coverage of Detroit Lions, Detroit Tigers or Detroit Red Wings games.
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In 2009, the Pistons started their offseason by trading Amir Johnson to the Milwaukee Bucks for Fabricio Oberto. Oberto was later waived by the team. In the 2009 NBA Draft, the Pistons selected Austin Daye of Gonzaga University with the 15th pick. The Pistons also took DaJuan Summers and Jonas Jerebko in the second round and traded the 44th pick Chase Budinger to the Houston Rockets for a 2010 second round pick.
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On June 30, 2009, Joe Dumars fired Michael Curry as the head coach after one season, as Dumars believed that the Pistons needed a more experienced coach going forward. Avery Johnson, a former head coach for the Dallas Mavericks, and Doug Collins, a former head coach for the Bulls, Pistons, and Wizards, were both considered candidates. On July 1, 2009, the Pistons reached an agreement with the former Bulls guard Ben Gordon on a 5 year/$55 million contract, as well as an agreement with former Bucks forward Charlie Villanueva on a 5 year contract worth $35 million. On July 5, 2009 the Pistons lost one of their key starters, Rasheed Wallace, to free agency. Wallace signed a two year, $5.58 million contract with the Boston Celtics. Following the departure of Wallace, former Antonio McDyess signed a one-year contract with the San Antonio Spurs for the mid-level exception. On July 8, 2009 Dumars hired former Cavaliers assistant coach John Kuester to be the Pistons new head coach. On July 22, 2009, Joe Dumars announced the signing of former New York Knicks power forward Chris Wilcox to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the contracts were not disclosed.
On August 7, 2009, the Pistons signed former Pistons center Ben Wallace to a one year $1.3 million contract.
On September 28, 2009, the Pistons signed former Pistons point guard Chucky Atkins to a non guaranteed contract.