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Mike Zarren, the Celtics’ well-respected, numbers-crunching, assistant general manager, is again under consideration for another job.
He is among the early names to surface for the soon-to-be vacant GM job with the Detroit Pistons.
Longtime Pistons GM Joe Dumars will not have his contract renewed this summer as the Pistons failed to make the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season.
Zarren, one of the forerunners in the use of analytics in the NBA, was a finalist for the Sixers GM job before pulling out prior to Philadelphia ultimately choosing Sam Hinkie.
I didn’t know much about Mike Zarren when his name surfaced last summer for the Philly job. Zarren gained more prominence this winter for his widely discussed Draft Wheel proposal.
With the success other Ainge lieutenants (Ryan McDonough in Phoenix, Daryl More...