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Detroit Pistons Assistant Coaches And Coaching Staff 2023-24

By Biraj Timilsina / 17 September 2023 08:48 AM

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Detroit Pistons Assistant Coaches are Stephen Silas, Steve Scalzi, Brian Randle, and Jarrett Jack. Monty Williams is the current head coach of the team.

Pistons are old hogs in the leagues founded in 1937 and were initially called the Fort Wayne Pistons.

Coach Chuck Daly was a legendary coach with whom the team was able to secure two consecutive NBA titles back in 1989 and 1990 during his tenure.

They won their Division title in 2008 as their recent victory in the league. In the history of the Pistons, the last three years were a complete disaster and chaos for the team.

The team could not qualify for the playoffs for the last three seasons straight which forces Dwane Casey to step down as the head coach before Williams's arrival.

Detroit Pistons Coaching Staff

Detroit Pistons coaching staff are mentioned below in list:

  • Monty Williams - Head Coach
  • Stephen Silas 
  • Dan Burke
  • Mark Bryant
  • Jarrett Jack 
  • Brian Randle 
  • Steve Scalzi 

Stephen Silas

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Silas is the lead assistant coach of the team. He joined the team in 2023 alongside the head coach Monty Williams.

Stephen Silas is the son of NBA star coach Paul Silas. His journey started under his father as an assistant coach for the Charlotte Hornets from 2000 to 2002.

He was serving as an assistant coach from 2000 to 2020. Finally landing the breakthrough he wanted, he was appointed as the head coach of the Houston Rockets from 2020 to 2023.

His journey as a head coach was one of the worst in Franchise history. He was released in 2023 after his declining performance by the Rockets.

Dan Burke

Burke was hired as the assistant coach of the team on the 10th of June 2023. He was the newly added member of the team. He had been involved as an assistant coach of three different NBA teams before joining Detroit.

Mark Bryant

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Bryant followed the head coach Williams to join Detroit leaving their former team Pheonix. He was playing alongside Williams to help the team reach finals in the 2020 -21 season. He was the first player to complete the Texas triple in his NBA Career.

Jarrett Matthew Jack

Jack is another addition to the assistant coach team for Detroit. Joining the team in 2023, he has prior experience coaching the Phoenix along with the head coach. He started his coaching career recently in 2021 with the Phoenix.

Steve Scalzi

Scalzi was previously serving as an assistant coach for the team 'Pheonix Suns' He was invited along with head coach Williams to join the Franchise in 2023. He was even affiliated with Oklahoma as an assistant coach before joining the Pheonix.

Brian Charles Randle

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Randle came along with Jack as another assistant coach for the team. He is a former professional Basketball Player for the Israeli league. He has an Israeli league championship title under his belt.

Detroit Pistons Head Coach

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Detroit Pistons head coach Tavares Monty Williams joined the team on the 2nd of June 2023 as the 37th manager in history.

He was the former coach of 'Phoenix Suns' with whom he reached the finals in the 2020 -21 season.

Williams was primarily an assistant coach for the team 'Trail Blazers' from the year 2005. After 14 years he finally was called to be the head coach of the Suns.

2022 was a Jubilant year for Williams as a head coach. Williams won NBA Coach of the Year and NBCA Coach of the Year that season. His brilliant performance in 2022 helped him to serve as the coach of the 2022 All-Star team.

Williams was one of the assistant coaches for the National team. The team secured two gold during his serving as an assistant coach. Once in the 2014 World Cup held in Spain and another in the 2016 Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro.

Monty Williams has his famous "Five Point Offense" strategy, which the team will likely adopt. To play the ball within 0.5 seconds is what the strategy focuses on. 

After failing to qualify for the playoffs four consecutive times, Monty arrived as the successor with his experience for the team and their fans.

Here is the list of team's head coach along with their respective tenure in franchise history:

Monty Williams2023 - present
Dwane Casey2018 - 2023
Stan Van Gundy2014 - 2018
John Loyer2014
Maurice Cheeks2013–2014
Lawrence Frank2011–2013
John Kuester2009–2011
Michael Curry2008–2009
Flip Saunders2005–2008
Larry Brown2003–2005
Rick Carlisle2001–2003
George Irvine2000–2001
Alvin Gentry1998–2000
Doug Collins1995–1998
Don Chaney1993–1995
Ron Rothstein1992–1993
Chuck Daly1983–1992
Scotty Robertson1980–1983
Richie Adubato1979–1980
Dick Vitale1978–1979
Bob Kauffman1977–1978
Herb Brown1976–1977
Ray Scott1972–1976
Earl Lloyd1971–1972
Terry Dischinger1971 (as a player coach)
Butch van Breda Kolff1969–1971
Paul Seymour1968–1969
Donnis Butcher1967–1968
Dave DeBusschere1964–1967 (as a player coach)
Charles Wolf1963–1964
Dick McGuire1959 - 1963
Red Rocha1957–1960

Detroit Pistons General Manager

Detroit Pistons General Manager is Troy Weaver serving as the current general manager of the team

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Weaver has been serving as the general manager of the team since the 18th of June 2020. He started his journey as an executive at Utah Jazz from 2004 to 2007.

He served as the head scout for the team till 2007 and was promoted to the Director Of Player Personnel for the 2007 -08 season.

Weaver was promoted to the vice president in 2010. The team won the NBA Conference Cup and reached the NBA finals in the 2011 to 2012 season. Troy had a significant role in drafting some players during this season.

Troy was affiliated with Oklahoma City Thunder as assistant general manager. He served as the vice president of basketball operations for the team in the 2019 and 2020 seasons. 

Here is a list of the other managers in the 21st Century prior to Troy mentioned below:

  • Joe Dumars
  • Jeff Bower
  • Ed Stefanski
  • Troy Weaver

Joe Dumars

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Dumars was the general manager for the franchise from 2001 - 2014. He was the CEO and President of Detroit Technologies before becoming the general manager of the team.

Dumars was voted the Executive of the Year 2002 - 2003. He was responsible for building the team that later on went and won the championship in 2004.

Jeff Bower

Bower served as the general manager of the team between 2014 - 2018. Prior to joining the team, he was a coach for the 'Marist College Men basketball team. He was later fired in 2018.

Ed Stefanski

Stefanski was Senior Advisor for the team from 2018 to 2021. He acted as the general manager of the team because of the absence of proper designated general manager.

He was even voted the 3rd best NBA Executive of the year in 2020.

Detroit Pistons Front Office

Detroit Pistons Front Office head is the team owner Tom Gores himself handling the front office operations. 

Here is the list of front office personnel of the Pistons mentioned below:

  • Arn Telem - Vice Chariman
  • Greg Campbell - EVP, Chief Financial Officer
  • Mike Zavodssky - Chief Business Offices
  • Richard Hadad - EVP, Business Affairs
  • Tom Gores - Owner
  • Troy Weaver - General Manager

Tom Gores

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Gores is the Owner of the company. He became the sole owner of the franchise in 2015. According to Forbes, his net worth is valued to be $8.1 billion as of the 15th of September 2023.

Greg Campbell 

Campbell is serving as the Executive Vice president and chief financial Officer for the franchise. He was affiliated with the Memphis Grizzlies as the president of Business Operations for nine seasons before joining the Pistons.

Mike Zavodssky

Zavodssky is appointed as the chief business Officer for the organization. He joined the company in 2020. He oversees sales and marketing along with the creative operations of the company.

Arn Telem

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Telem is the vice chairman of the company. He joined the company in August 2015. He was one of the top player agents in basketball and baseball. He was also a vice chairman of the company Wasserman Media Group. 

Telem was ranked as the 3rd most powerful agent in the sports industry and the most powerful agent in basketball history by Forbes in 2013.

Richard Hadad

Hadad serves multiple roles in the company. He is the Executive Vice president and even handles Business Affairs, and General Counsel of the company. He looks after Legal affairs, IT, finance, and many more fields in the company.