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Detroit Pistons Fire Eli Zaret

As the NBA lockout continues, teams are beginning to cut costs to make up for the lost revenue from lost games. The Detroit Pistons are no different in that respect, as sideline reporter Eli Zaret has been let go by the team. Zaret had been the sideline reporter for the Pistons and the organization for the past five seasons. He has also been involved in Detroit sports for the past 30 years.

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The move may be related to the change with Pete Skorich, the executive vice president of broadcasting leaving the team after 30 years:

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"When they left from Skorich, they moved away from the way we promoted the Pistons," Zaret said. "It was inevitable. I wish them well. We just didn't fit in."

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Zaret does not know where he will end up next, but he has been involved with WDIV and WJBK, along with doing radio during his 37 years in the Detroit area.