When it became known that a NBA Development League franchise was being sold and moved from Springfield, MA to Grand Rapids to be an affiliate of the Detroit Pistons and play it's games at the DeltaPlex, there were still a few unknowns.

One of those was a name for the team.

That's because management wanted the community to be involved in the process of naming their community team.

The team's management and marketing staff put it to the citizens just a few weeks ago to nominate their ideas for team names at the team's website.

With over 3,000 submissions, the team has narrowed it down to four finalists, and they want your help in choosing the final name.

For the next ten days, you will be able cast your vote for your favorite at www.grdleague.com ... so tell them which of the following YOU like the most:


1)  Grand Rapids Drive

2)  Grand Rapids Chairmen

3)  Grand Rapids Horsepower

4)  Grand Rapids Blue Racers


Steve Jbara, team president, announced the names on Friday morning on NewsRadio WOOD 1300 and 106.9fm, and Jbara will appear on ESPN 96.1 on Friday afternoon around 5:50pm on It Is What It Is with Sean Baligian.