Detroit Pistons Hire Troy Weaver as Team’s New General Manager
The Detroit Pistons have found their new general manager.
On Thursday morning, the Pistons officially hired Troy Weaver, who previously served as the vice president of basketball operations for the Oklahoma City Thunder. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, both sides came to terms on a four-year contract.
The Pistons were reportedly also considering Wes Wilcox, the former general manager of the Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers assistant general manager Mark Hughes, and New Orleans Pelicans assistant general manager Bryson Graham. Numerous sources noted that Weaver was in fact the organization’s top choice.
Weaver's key role in Oklahoma City's strong history of player personnel decisions made him one of favorites from start of this search. Weaver is the fourth OKC executive under Sam Presti to leave for a GM job, including Rich Cho, Rob Hennigan and Michael Winger. https://t.co/pZIZAJaekM
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 18, 2020
Weaver began his front office career on the scouting side, being elevated to director of player personnel and head scout for the Utah Jazz back in 2008. He transitioned into the role of assistant general manager with the Thunder and was an integral front office figure for the organization for a decade.
The Pistons will now look to hire an assistant GM with former player Chauncey Billups believed to be in the mix.