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The Detroit Pistons are continuing their thorough search to hire their new general manager, with Thunder’s executive Troy Weaver being the favorite.

First reported by Marc Stein, Weaver is the front-runner for the position, with both sides actively working to complete the deal.

Weaver is currently the vice president of basketball operations and the No. 2 guy with the Thunder, behind Sam Presti.

The new general manager of the Detroit Pistons will report directly to Ed Stefanski, who was hired as a consultant to the franchise ownership two seasons ago.

Stefanski is in charge of basketball operations and he will oversee the Detroit Pistons’ rebuild.