Amid heavy critizism, Dave Brandon resigned on Friday as athletic director at the University of Michigan. Brandon had held that position at the school since January of 2010.
Caron Butler scored all 24 of his points in the second half as the Pistons rallied from 19 points down to tie the game at 88 late in the fourth quarter at Minnesota on Thursday night. The Timberwolves, however, managed to regain their composer and eke out a 97-91 victory over Detroit. DJ Augustin added 20 for the Pistons who play their home opener on Saturday against the Brooklyn
The Detroit Pistons hung close for three quarters, but eventually lost 89-79 in Denver on Wednesday night in their regular season opener. Josh Smith scored 25 points to pace Detroit, while DJ Augustin added 15. The Pistons play in Minnesota on Thursday night.