Detroit Pistons reportedly prefer to hire Chauncey Billups as an assistant general manager

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The Detroit Pistons are not going to be part of the NBA resumption plan. As a result, the team began to review candidates in order to fill up the general manager and assistant gm position.

According to Omari Sankofa of the Detroit Free Press, Detroit ‘is prioritizing diversity in both the general manager and assistant general manager searches’.

Billups could be one of those options, with the team preferring to slot him in the assistant GM position in order to grow organically into a larger role.

“The organization would also welcome a reunion with Chauncey Billups, who has maintained that he is interested in being hired only as general manager, according to a source. The Pistons would prefer to hire Billups, who has no NBA executive experience, as an assistant, where he could learn the ins and outs of working in a front office,” Sankofa reported.

Whoever becomes the Detroit Pistons’ general manager will report to Ed Stefanski, who is the senior advisor of the team the last two seasons.

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