Brisbane Roar coach John Aloisi has put on another stoic front as the A-League club kicked off pre-season training against a backdrop of more off-field uncertainty and ownership issues. Doug Flutie Jersey .Twelve months on since he first took over as coach in the middle of a financial crisis, Aloisi has again urged his players- to keep their mind on the job.What happens in the background or the office or upstairs, the players need to make sure they come prepared to train and improve. Theres no real disruption with us, Aloisi told reporters on Monday.The Roar trained at Griffith University on Monday in their first session together ahead of the 2016-17 campaign.Aloisi confirmed the Roar will return to their old headquarters, Ballymore, in the coming weeks as prospective owner Daniel Cobb completes the purchase of the club from the Bakrie Group.On Aloisis first day in the job last year, the Roar were evicted from Ballymore due to unpaid rent and were later taken to court by the Queensland Rugby Union.But the arrival of Cobb and his consortium appears to have changed the dynamics in Brisbane.Nothing is certain until the sale is officially ratified by Football Federation Australia, but Aloisi said he was so far pleased with the clubs new bosses.Midfield signing Jacob Pepper was the only new face at training, but the Roar is still in the market for further reinforcements in attack and in the middle of the park.However, dont expect either of Brisbanes two vacant import spots to be filled anytime soon.We didnt get Corona in until two weeks before the start of the season, and he won our best player (award), Aloisi said.We know sometimes it might take a little bit longer. 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BOSTON -- Al Horford will be back in the Boston lineup when the Celtics host the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.Horford, who missed nine games this season because of a concussion, was not with the team in its easy win at Miami on Monday night because his wife gave birth to the couples second child.Amazingly, Horford had to defend not being at the game after a local talk-show host said he should have chartered a jet and joined his team in Florida.My familys very important to me, he said Tuesday. For me, Im in more of a unique situation because this is our first year here (in Boston) and my wife, we all moved in the middle of the pregnancy. And just a lot going on. So I just felt like it was important for me to really be there, supporting her. And we have a son as well.So for her, its been a lot thrown at her these past few months. So I know that it meant a lot for me to be there with her, and knowing our schedule ahead and everything. So Im just very happy that the Celtics really take the time and they consider us not only as players but as people. And people that have families.After Horfords sister came to his defense on Twitter, the player put the whole thing in perspective, saying, I dont really read into any (criticism). I dont read Twitter and stuff, and the radio and all that. I just kind of focus on the court, on my job here, and then off the court on my family.Everybody has their opinion. I respect anything that anybody has to say. I care a lot about the group and our guys. Like I was explaining earlier, for my familys sake it was important for me to be there for them. Just with our transition and everything. So thats that. Now I can put that behind me and get focused again on (Wednesdays game).That contest will be against a Detroit team that won easily beat the Hornets on Tuesday night, a 112-89 win at Charlotte.Give them their due -- four games in five nights, its awfully difficult in this league, Detroit coach Stan Van Gundy said of the Hornets. Bruce Smith Jersey. I think they ran out of gas a little bit in the second half. But still, we did what we were supposed to do. It was important for us to do that, so I was happy.The Pistons won despite the ejection of big man Andre Drummond in the second quarter for throwing an elbow at Roy Hibbert -- a non-believing Drummond laughing and shaking his head as he walked off the court following the flagrant-2 call.Tobias Harris scored 24 points and Marcus Morris and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 18 apiece for the Pistons (9-10).It says a lot about our team, but most importantly about guys like Aron (Baynes) and Jon (Leuer) to fill in for that role and be productive and bring the energy that (Drummond) had when he was out there, Harris said. We just kept playing with them.The Celtics (10-7) cruised to a 112-104 win in Miami and came away saying Heat coach Erik Spoelstra told his players that Boston guard Marcus Smart was a hothead.I was begging for Spoelstra to get a technical foul because he was saying a lot of stuff, Bostons Jae Crowder said. He was everywhere (Monday) night, but thats one of the things he did say. When they went to intentional foul Marcus, it was obvious that what they were trying to do was more than just foul. They were trying to get under his skin and play a little physical, and knowing he wanted to retaliate for the most part. So its just part of the scouting report on I guess Marcus that he wears his emotions on his sleeve.The Pistons and Celtics played Nov. 19 in Auburn Hills, Boston winning 94-92 with Isaiah Thomas scoring 24 points and dishing out eight assists. ' ' '