Troy Weaver was named basic supervisor of the Detroit Pistons on Thursday after 12 seasons with the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder franchise.
The 52-year-old Weaver’s time in Oklahoma Metropolis included three-plus years as vp of basketball operations. He served eight seasons as vp/assistant basic supervisor.
The Pistons had been with out an official GM since overhauling their entrance workplace two years in the past. Stan Van Gundy had been Detroit’s coach and group president, with Jeff Bower serving as GM. After the Pistons moved on from Van Gundy in 2018, Ed Stefanski took over the entrance workplace and Dwane Casey grew to become the coach.
“It is an honour for me to hitch a franchise with the historical past and custom of the Detroit Pistons,” Weaver stated in an announcement.
“I am excited for the problem of constructing this group right into a constant winner and assembling the items to compete at a really excessive stage. We’ll get to work immediately, evaluating alternatives and putting in techniques that can make us all profitable.”
The Thunder denied Weaver the chance to interview when the Pistons have been hiring a basic supervisor in 2018. He was considered because the favorite within the newest cycle because the Pistons step right into a wholesale rebuild that might embody buying and selling away Blake Griffin.
The Pistons traded Andre Drummond and former Thunder guard Reggie Jackson was let go in February, leaving Detroit with greater than $30 million in projected wage cap house. The Pistons are additionally prone to have a draft choose within the prime six.
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