Stan Van Gundy is reportedly in the process of finalizing an agreement with Jeff Bower to be the next General Manager of the Detroit Pistons, according to Yahoo! Sports.
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 is currently the head coach at Marist College, and has spent 14 seasons with the Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans. He was a scout, head coach and GM during his time with the franchise.
Bower spent seven seasons as the General Manager of the New Orleans Pelicans, and Wojnarowski reported that he will start immediately on preparing the Pistons for the NBA Draft and free agency.
Wojnarowski also pointed out that "Bower played a part in drafting Chris Paul, David West and Darren Collison, as well as trading for Tyson Chalder."
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