The Detroit Pistons have passed on signing veteran center Jason Collins, according to a published report. The Detroit Pistons have decided to pass on signing veteran free-agent center Jason Collins, according to an official in the team's front office, Four months ago the 34-year-old center became the first active male in one of the four major North American team sports to announce he was gay. ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne and Marc Stein first reported earlier this month the Pistons had opened talks with Collins, who is the only openly gay male athlete in North America's four major team sports. The 34-year-old Collins continues to train in Los Angeles in hopes of finding a new team. The 7-foot journeyman played in 38 games during the 2012-'13 campaign as a defensive specialist for the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards.