Ben Wallace Supports A Chauncey Billups GM Move
The Detroit Pistons have been without a general manager since the team let Stan Van Gundy go last May. Since then, former Philadelphia 76ers and Memphis Grizzlies executive, Ed Stefanski has more or less been calling the shots from an advisory role.
Former Pistons center Ben Wallace has a suggestion on how to remedy the situation. Before driving the pace car at Saturday's Consumer's Energy 400 race at Michigan International Speedway, Wallace suggested he would like to see his former teammate take the top position in the Detroit franchise.
"I would love to see Chauncey as the head of operations with the Pistons," Wallace said according to the Detroit Free Press' Brandon Folsom.
This isn't the first time Billups' name has been floated in general manager talks. The previous year, Billups seemed to be a front runner for the front office job in Cleveland. Reports later surfaced that the Cavaliers offered him what many considered a low ball contract.
For their part, the Pistons have been busy under Stefanski's leadership. He was influential during the draft process as well as in bringing NBA Coach of the Year Dwane Casey. Stefanski has also filled various other front office positions.