After losing their affiliation with the Detroit Pistons in 2020, the Grand Rapids Drive will be known by a new name when they take the floor at the Deltaplex this fall.

We only had a few dance partners out there and Denver really showed the most initiative to get together and try to figure if there was a way, even with the distance, that we could figure out this partnership. They were really the only ones I talked to. We kind of figured it out from there.

-Drive President Steve Jbara to MiBiz

Former Piston Ben Wallace is expected to remain with Grand Rapids as a board member/owner heading in to the 2021-2022 season.

The Pistons recently purchased the Phoenix Suns G League team and re-named it to the Motor City Cruise. They will have the team play in Detroit at Wayne State University.

About the Grand Rapids Drive: The organization is committed to providing an elite level of basketball to the West Michigan community, while also investing in and contributing to the West Michigan community. The team is owned by SSJ Group LLC. For more information about the organization, visit or follow the team on its social media channels.

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