Detroit Pistons Hire Assistant GM
Malik Rose will join the Detroit Pistons organization as an assistant general manager.
As a young front office executive, Rose has displayed his high potential. The 43 year old Rose has served as the manager of basketball operations with the Atlanta Hawks for the past three seasons.
"His engaging and collaborative spirit fits perfectly with the basketball operations staff we are looking to construct,” Special Advisor to Tom Gores Ed Stefanski said of Rose in a team statement.
Rose has also been the general manager of the G-League team, the Erie Bayhawks.
Prior to entering front office work, Rose had a 13 year NBA career that included two Championships with the San Antonio Spurs.
Rose also carries substantial media resume. He has worked as a broadcaster for several teams including the Philadelphia 76ers, Oklahoma City Thunder and New York Knicks.
The Rose announcement comes at a time when the franchise has still not filled the general manager position.
Former general manager and head coach Stan Van Gundy was relieved of his duties in early May.
Stefanski, in many ways, has acted as a pseudo-general manager without the title since joining the team in late May. He helped hire Dwane Casey as head coach as well as draft Bruce Brown and Khyri Thomas in last week's draft.
Unless the franchise makes any more announcements soon, it appears as if Stefanski, Casey and now Rose will lead the team through free agency as well.