Who will Detroit Pistons rent as GM? Chauncey Billups is great; here are just a few others

Who will Detroit Pistons rent as GM? Chauncey Billups is great; here are just a few others

Omari Sankofa II
Detroit Free Press

Published 4: 35 PM EDT Also can 26, 2020

Two years after Ed Stefanski was employed as senior adviser, the Detroit Pistons are taking a glimpse to rent a conventional manager to work beneath him.

Per an NBA source, the group is taking a glimpse outdoors to derive the rent. Nonetheless, the source didn’t rule out the opportunity of an inner rent. 

Here are 5 candidates who derive sense, in alphabetical show: 

Shane Battier 

Age: 41.

At the second: Miami Heat vice president of basketball enhance and analytics.

Why he’s excellent: He has native ties and has already been even handed for the job. Battier was the 1997 Michigan Mr. Basketball after a stellar occupation at Birmingham Detroit Country Day. He joined the Heat’s front pickle of labor in February 2017 and interviewed for the Pistons GM job in 2018 sooner than eliminating his title from consideration. 

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Brent Barry

Age: 48.

At the second: San Antonio Spurs vice president of basketball operations.

Why he’s excellent: ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported in 2018 that the Pistons were bearing in thoughts including Barry to their front pickle of labor, nonetheless in a lesser position. Barry’s brother, Jon, played for the Pistons from 2001 to 2003.

Chauncey Billups

Age: 43.

At the second: ESPN NBA analyst.

Why he’s excellent: The Pistons gargantuan, who helped to bring a championship to Detroit in 2004, has expressed curiosity in a single day working a team. It’s unclear if his lack of front pickle of labor expertise would be a prohibiting factor. 

Dell Demps

Age: 50.

At the second: Free agent.

Why he’s excellent: Demps was the standard manager of the New Orleans Pelicans from 2010 to 2019. His observe file was shaky and his teams were many times restricted by accidents, nonetheless he would bring expertise to the front pickle of labor. 

Troy Weaver

Age: 51.

At the second: Oklahoma Metropolis Articulate vice president of basketball operations.

Why he’s excellent: Weaver joined the Articulate in 2008 and has been instrumental in their previous decade of success. He’s correctly-versed in the true approach to successfully rebuild and has been even handed for several GM positions over the years. 

Mike Zarren

Age: 44.

At the second: Boston Celtics assistant GM and team counsel.

Why he’s excellent: He’s the longtime analytics guru and wage-cap knowledgeable for one in every of the finest-plod teams in the NBA.

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