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George David Steps Down As Assistant GM Of Pistons

George David has stepped down as assistant general manager of the Detroit Pistons. “George David has informed general manager Jeff Bower and I that he has made the decision to step down as assistant general manager,” said Stan Van Gundy, Detroit Piston Head Coach and President of Basketball Operations. “We wish George well in his future endeavors.” "17 years, an NBA...
Via RealGM
24 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Draft results 2014: Pistons pick Spencer Dinwiddie, The Mayor, 38th overall

Dinwiddie. What a name. The Mayor. Even better. He also has a mustache, which I’m sure Stan Van Gundy will make him shave because that’s what men with powerful mustaches do to others with powerful mustaches. Only one mustache per squad, bro. (See Jeff Bower.) Welcome to Detroit, Dinwiddie!
Via Detroit4lyfe
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Low-profile Pistons GM Jeff Bower gets high marks from the NBA experts

Fans naturally are curious about the résumé of new Pistons general manager Jeff Bower. He isn’t a self-promoter, and considering he previously toiled in Charlotte and New Orleans, it’s understandable that he isn’t a household name like his boss, Stan Van Gundy. But here are a couple of facts to know from his two stints (seven seasons) as GM with the Hornets. ■ He finished...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons’ Blessing in Disguise

Although Stan Van Gundy will begin his Detroit tenure without a lottery draft pick, it may not be so bad after all. Here’s why… By: Miles Wray Much of the work that immediately faces the new Detroit Pistons brain trust — coach and President of Operations Stan Van Gundy and general manager Jeff Bower — revolves around undoing the crippling mistakes of its predecessor, Joe...
Via The Lottery Mafia
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons Draft Preview

The NBA Draft Lottery was on May 20 when many Detroit Pistons fans, me included, held their breaths as they hoped the Pistons would land in the top 8 to keep their top 8 protected pick. But alas, it wasn’t meant to be as the Pistons finished 9th in the lottery and had to give their pick to the Charlotte Hornets to complete that blasted Ben Gordon trade of 2012(seriously Joe D?...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

SVG wants Greg Monroe to remain a Piston, but situation is complicated

Greg Monroe’s impending free agency was a topic of conversation during Stan Van Gundy’s introduction a few weeks ago as Pistons coach and president of basketball operations, and nothing changed when he introduced his new general manager Jeff Bower behind the Courtside Club at The Palace Wednesday. The clock is ticking, and on Monroe’s 24th birthday, his first big decision...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Marist should focus on Skinner

By Mark Blaudschun I know this is a tired theme, but sometimes persistence pays off. Marist is looking for a new basketball coach to replace Jeff Bower, who left after one season to become the general manager of the Detroit…Read more →
Via A Jersey Guy
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Van Gundy: New Pistons GM Bower will have say in personnel decisions

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Stan Van Gundy wants personnel decisions to be a collaborative process for Detroit's new front office. The Pistons introduced general manager Jeff Bower on Wednesday, and he'll be working with Van Gundy as the Pistons try to take a step forward after missing the playoffs the last five seasons. Van Gundy was hired last month as Detroit's coach...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

LIVE STREAM: Jeff Bower press conference

Watch as the Pistons introduce their new GM, Jeff Bower, at an 11:30 a.m. press conference Wednesday.  
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons Set to Hire Jeff Bower as General Manager

Just who is Jeff Bower, and how will he fit in Detroit? A few weeks ago, I wrote about whom Stan Van Gundy would look to hire as his general manager: I do think the GM will be a relatively unknown, or one in his first stint as general manager. Enter Jeff Bower. Relative unknown? Nope. First stint as general manager? Try again. Instead of hiring the young, rising executive, Van Gundy...
Via The Lottery Mafia
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons confirm that Jeff Bower will become their next general manager

The Detroit Pistons confirmed today that Jeff Bower has been hired as the team's next general manager. Bower's hiring first was reported Monday. An introductory press conference has been scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday here. The 53-year-old former New Orleans Hornets general manager worked last season as head coach at Marist College, his only season at the Poughkeepsie...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Pistons Nearing Deal With Jeff Bower For General Manager Job

DETROIT — The Detroit Pistons and Jeff Bower are nearing an agreement that would make him the team’s general manager, according to a person with knowledge of the talks. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the deal was not yet final. The Pistons hired Stan Van Gundy as their coach and team president last month. Bower was the coach at Marist College last...
Via NESN.com
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons hire Jeff Bower as new GM

DETROIT -- The Detroit Pistons, who hired Stan Van Gundy as their coach and team president last month, announced Tuesday that Jeff Bower is the team's new general manager. "I'm pleased to welcome Jeff Bower to the Detroit Pistons organization," Van Gundy said. "Jeff brings great basketball knowledge and NBA experience to our organization and he's enjoyed...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Even With Jeff Bower as General Manager, Stan Van Gundy’s Still the Man in Personnel Decisions

For weeks, many have been ringing their hands over the issue of Stan Van Gundy’s choice for Detroit Pistons’ general manager. Who would it be? How much personnel experience would he have? Would it matter if he was a retread? Now, with Jeff Bower looking set to take the plunge as Detroit’s new general manager, the question will shift. With regards to shaping the 2015 edition...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons to hire Jeff Bower as the new team GM

Newly hired Pistons president of basketball operations Stan Van Gundy made his first big front office hire Monday finalizing a deal with former New Orleans GM and current Marist College head coach Jeff Bower to become the team’s new GM. This is according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.  Bower  has a long history with Van Gundy dating back to their assistant coaching...
Via The Majors Detroit
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Detroit Pistons Close to Hiring Marist College’s Jeff Bower as General Manager

The Pistons’ could be closing in on Jeff Bower as their next general manager. (aff_ei, Flickr) The Detroit Pistons need a new general manager, and for weeks, the only question within the pursuit has been centered around how much front office experience any potential hire would need to have in order to help guide new head coach and team president Stan Van Gundy down an uncertain...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons Hire Jeff Bower as GM

Detroit Pistons have hired Jeff Bower as their new general manager. He is leaving his job as head coach at Marist College to rejoin the NBA. He was the general manager for the New Orleans Pelicans before leaving the league for a coaching job. He made a lot of sound moves in New Orleans, such as drafting Chris Paul. Trading J.R Smith for Tyson Chandler and trading for Morris Peterson...
Via Route4Sports
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Pistons close to hiring Jeff Bower as GM

Pistons coach/president Stan Van Gundy is about to make his first major front-office hire, according to published reports. As Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski first reported Monday morning, Van Gundy is close to an agreement with former New Orleans Hornets GM Jeff Bower to become Detroit's general manager. Bower spent 14 years with the franchise in Charlotte and New Orleans, including...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons Hire Jeff Bower As General Manager

Stan Van Gundy has made his first major move with the Pistons by hiring Jeff Bower as the Detroit’s general manager, according to Woj from Yahoo! Sports. Bower spent 15 years in the NBA as general manager, head coach and scout of the Charlotte and New Orleans Hornets. Jeff Bower... The post Pistons Hire Jeff Bower As General Manager appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons To Hire Jeff Bower As GM

The Detroit Pistons are close to hiring Jeff Bower as general manager. Bower will leave his job as head coach at Marist College to rejoin the NBA. Bower spent seven seasons as general manager of the New Orleans Pelicans and gives Stan Van Gundy someone with a lot of front office experience. Bower and Van Gundy have had a long relationship dating back to their early days as college...
Via RealGM
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Bower Hired As Pistons GM

Stan Van Gundy and the Detroit Pistons have hired Jeff Bower to be the teams GM according to Adrian Wojnarowski. Stan Van Gundy's making his first major front office hire, finalizing agreement with Jeff Bower to become Detroit's GM, sources tell Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 2, 2014 Bower will leave his job as the head coach at Marist College and rejoin...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Bower Hired As Pistons GM

Stan Van Gundy and the Detroit Pistons have hired Jeff Bower to be the teams GM according to Adrian Wojnarowski. Stan Van Gundy's making his first major front office hire, finalizing agreement with Jeff Bower to become Detroit's GM, sources tell Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 2, 2014 Bower will leave his job as the head coach at Marist College and rejoin...
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons Close To Hiring Jeff Bower As GM

The Pistons are finalizing an agreement with former New Orleans GM Jeff Bower that would make him Detroit’s GM, a role in which he would assist president of basketball operations Stan Van Gundy, tweets Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Bower emerged as a candidate for the job Thursday, and apparently he’s beaten out Otis Smith and Stu Jackson, who were the only two known candidates...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Pistons to Hire Jeff Bower as GM

First major move in the Van Gundy era. If it goes through. Stan Van Gundy's making his first major front office hire, finalizing agreement with Jeff Bower to become Detroit's GM, sources tell Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 2, 2014
Via Word On The Game
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Study Finds Isiah Thomas As Best Drafting GM Since 1989

Isiah Thomas is the best drafting general manager in the NBA, according to an empirical study conducted by ESPN. While with the Toronto Raptors and New York Knicks, Thomas had a Net Expected Wins Average of +1.7 per pick. Thomas drafted Damon Stoudamire seventh overall in 1995 and Tracy McGrady at ninth during his tenure with the Raptors. David Lee, Trevor Ariza, Wilson Chandler...
Via RealGM
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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