Detroit Pistons

Detroit Pistons hire Troy Weaver as new General Manager

The Detroit Pistons officially announced Troy Weaver as their new General Manager.

Prior to this, Weaver was with the Oklahoma City Thunder since 2008 as the vice president and assistant GM for the team. He was promoted to the VP of basketball operations before the 2017-18 season.

Before his stint with the Thunder, he was with the Utah Jazz for four seasons. During the 2007-08 season, he served as the player personnel director while spending the three seasons (2004-07) before that as the Jazz's head scout.

"Troy is an outstanding executive with an exceptional track record for identifying and developing talent," said Pistons owner Tom Gores. "In talking with Troy, he's got both the skill and temperament to lead, and the confidence and creativity to work collaboratively with others. We're excited for him to take the reins as General Manager of the Pistons at this important moment. Ed and the team have done excellent work creating flexibility with our roster and establishing a clear direction. Troy comes aboard to help take us to the next level."

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Weaver is the fourth OKC executive under Sam Presti to leave for a GM job, a list that includes Rich Cho, Rob Hennigan and Michael Winger.

"It's an honor for me to join a franchise with the history and tradition of the Detroit Pistons," Weaver said in a statement. "I'm excited for the challenge of building this team into a consistent winner and assembling the pieces to compete at a very high level. We'll get to work right away, evaluating opportunities and installing systems that will make us all successful."

The Pistons' General Manager position had been vacant since May of 2018 when the franchise parted ways with Stan Van Gundy, who had been the coach and president of basketball operations since 2014. Jeff Bower was serving as GM under Van Gundy.

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