New Grand Rapids team will be the Drive

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- We now know the name of Grand Rapids' new NBA development league team.

The team, the Grand Rapids Drive, is affiliated with the Detroit Pistons, will begin play this November at the DeltaPlex in Walker.

Earlier this spring, the team announced the final four names up for a vote by fans -- the "Drive," the "Chairmen," "Horsepower" and the "Blue Racers."

The team says on their facebook page that the logo is an homage to the "Bad Boys" era of the Detroit Pistons.

The team posted a photo on its Facebook page last night, saying the name would be announced tonight. The team's mascot, "Hooper," is shown offering a sneak peek on his t-shirt. Based on the names -- "Drive" looks like the name that could fit.


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