The direction of the Detroit Pistons franchise has been the talk of the town for quite some time.
And there’s a good reason for that.
Under the ownership of Platinum Equity founder Tom Gores, the team has not performed well.
Their lone two playoffs appearances since 2011––when Gores took ownership–– resulted in two first round exits via sweep.
Great thing for Piston fans is that today’s news sheds light on the future of the franchise.
According to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Pistons are opening a search to land their next general manager of the team. The report further states the process of landing their next GM––whom will work closely with Pistons senior adviser Ed Stefanski––will begin at some point this week. The new GM will work with Stefanski and Pistons head coach Dwane Casey on team personnel moves.
The Detroit Pistons are opening a search to hire a general manager to work with senior advisor Ed Stefanski, sources tell ESPN. Stefanski and Palace Sports Vice Chairman Arn Tellem will be leading the process, which will be underway soon. Story: https://t.co/xO2CDorIXg
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 26, 2020
This news further cements the organization’s desire to launch a full rebuild. The Pistons will enter this off-season with significant cap space. One of their goals should be to land a marquee free agent. There are rumors circulating that Fred Vanvleet, guard for the Toronto Raptors could be a potential target.
With a 20-46 record, the Pistons held the fifth worst record in the NBA this past season.
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