Grand Rapids NBA D-League Team Announces New Nickname: Drive
Announcing the Grand Rapids Drive.
The team held a contest launched in May to let fans pick the name of the new franchise.
The Drive beat out Blue Racers, Chairmen and Horsepower.
The nickname Drive pays homage to team's affiliate, the Pistons, as well as the automotive history of Michigan and Detroit.
Out of the four choices, I prefer Drive the best.
Says team president Steve Jbara:
Unveiling the team’s new name and logo is an important step in our history and brings the team one step closer to tipping off the season"