Items Tagged with 'Grand Rapids Drive'


NBA and Pistons settle suit over Drive player's death

July 29, 2019
| By AP
The NBA and the Detroit Pistons have settled a lawsuit with the family of a local G League player who died after collapsing during a game last year. Read More

Drive have plan for life after agreement with Pistons expires

Investment group is adamant about staying on west side of the state.

May 17, 2019
The investors refused to move. SSJ Group LLC, owners of the Gatorade League professional basketball team Grand Rapids Drive, decided to remain in the city where the team originated five years ago, after its NBA affiliate, the Detroit Pistons, wanted the team to move to the Motor City. Read More

Mother of late Drive player files wrongful death lawsuit

May 31, 2018
The mother of the late Grand Rapids Drive basketball player Zena “Zeke” Upshaw has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. Read More

Area’s economy scores with sports teams, fans

Three minor league franchises contribute to jobs and spending.

April 27, 2018
Sports can mean many different things to many different people. Read More

Ex-Piston nets ownership stake in Grand Rapids Drive

March 16, 2018
A retired NBA champion has returned to the court. Read More

Impact of community partnerships is undeniable

January 26, 2018
Constant attention to new or renewal developments — the latest condo or retail project in the central city — often overshadows some of the projects that become map makers for the metro area. Read More

Inside Track: Ambition drives Jbara

A penchant for turning ‘no’ into ‘yes’ helped president/owner bring professional basketball to Grand Rapids.

January 19, 2018
He was never the tallest, most elusive or the strongest, but he was always ambitious. Read More

Assistant takes wheel for Grand Rapids Drive

December 12, 2017
The city’s National Basketball Association affiliate has a new leader. Read More

Pistons appoint head coach of Drive

July 19, 2017
The Detroit Pistons have named a team scout as the new head coach of the Grand Rapids Drive. Read More

Grand Rapids Drive produce basketball camps

July 6, 2016
A minor league basketball team is hosting a traveling academy in West Michigan. Read More