'Bad Boy' Rick Mahorn talks Pistons home opener

Mahorn: 'We have a good chance for playoffs

Published On: Oct 31 2012 08:26:22 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 31 2012 08:48:52 AM EDT

The Detroit Pistons are lacing up for the start of the new season with their home opener Wednesday against the Houston Rockets.

The Pistons hope will be the start of a season that returns them to relevance in the Eastern Conference. Detroit started 4-20 in last year's lockout-shortened season but went 21-21 after that. The Pistons are hoping to make a run at a playoff berth this season behind young big man Greg Monroe.

"We obviously have a lot of work to do," coach Lawrence Frank said. "You always have to be real, you can't get a false sense of what it is and we have a lot of work to do."

Former Detroit Piston "Bad Boy" Rick Mahorn joined Local 4 News Morning to talk about the upcoming season.

"The guys have really put forth a great effort to make sure we have a great season," Mahorn said. "Everybody is zero, zero when you start the season. We've got a great chance for playoffs."

The Pistons haven't made the playoffs since 2009.

IMAGES: Rick Mahorn stops by Local 4 News Morning

Published On: Oct 31 2012 08:23:13 AM EDT

'Bad Boy' Rick Mahorn talks about the upcoming season for the Detroit Pistons.

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