Detroit Pistons hosting very rare open practice for fans


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The Detroit Pistons will host an open practice, very rare for a NBA team, at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Saturday, October 5 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., giving fans their first look at the 2013-14 Detroit Pistons team. Admission is free. This is quite rare for a NBA team to open up their practices to the fans.

The event will feature a three-point shooting competition with the winner being awarded a trip for two to the 2014 NBA All Star Game.

The first 1,000 fans will take home a Detroit Pistons.

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It will be the first opportunity for Detroit fans to see new renovations at The Palace, watch newcomers Josh Smith, Brandon Jennings, first-round selection Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Gigi Datome in action on the court. First-year head coach Maurice Cheeks will lead the practice and scrimmage beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Practice will include player introductions, entertainment from the Detroit Pistons performance teams, and meet and greet opportunities with the Detroit Pistons Dancers.

Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports Bank.net, an affiliate of Fox Sports. An analyst for 95.7 The Fan and 1620 The Zone, he also writes for Chicago Now. Follow him on Twitter (@paulmbanks) and Facebook

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