With the failure of the 2013-14 season already well-documented, the Detroit Pistons are now, once again, looking toward the future while trying to replace one of the most important positions in the franchise: the general manager. It was announced a couple of weeks ago that Joe Dumars would be stepping down from the position after the season, so now it’s time to fill the need.
Pistons vowing broad search for Joe Dumars’ successor, but two names already in circulation to be on their list: Scott Perry and Grant Hill
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) April 16, 2014
Scott Perry isn’t exactly a well-known name, the Orlando Magic‘s assistant GM, but the latter name on the list, Grant Hill, is someone that Pistons fans know very well.
In fact, Hill spent his first six season — and arguably his most successful NBA years — in Detroit with the Pistons fresh out of college. In his six seasons with the Pistons, Hill averaged over 20 points per game five times and his lowest points per game average during his time in Detroit came during his rookie season when he averaged a modest 19.9 points.
As a successful former Piston, just like Dumars was, Hill is beloved in the city of Detroit and could make serious considerations to come back to the franchise.
Heck, Hill couldn’t possibly be a downgrade at GM because he has such a great basketball mind — a big reason why he spent 18 solid seasons in the NBA — and he is very intelligent overall, earning a degree from Duke after double-majoring in history and political science.
If Detroit wants to succeed in the future, they need to bring on a guy who actually knows what he’s doing, and Hill would be that guy.
He’s analyzed why they’ve struggled, now he can act on it.
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