The Detroit Pistons have added a pair of longtime NBA players to head coach Dwane Casey’s staff, hiring Rashard Lewis and Keith Bogans as assistant coaches in addition to Brandon Bailey.
Lewis, 43, was a 6-10 forward and two-time All-Star who played 16 seasons with Seattle, Orlando, Washington and Miami from 1998-99 to 2013-14.
Bogans, was a 6-5 wing who played for eight teams during an 11-year career that ended with Boston in 2013-14. He began his coaching career as an assistant with the Westchester Knicks in 2017 and later joined the New York Knicks as an assistant to interim coach Mike Miller.
Bailey previously held several roles with the Celtics, starting as a video intern in 2011 before becoming the head coach of the G League Maine Red Claws for two seasons and then as an assistant under Brad Stevens.
The Pistons also hired Britney Donaldson as director of coaching analytics. She previously served as an assistant coach for the Toronto Raptors as well as an assistant coach for the Raptors 905 of the G League.
In basketball operations, George David was promoted to associate general manager; Rob Murphy was promoted to Assistant General Manager of the Pistons and President of Motor City Cruise; Josh Bartelstein and Tony Leoti were promoted to Assistant General Managers. Eric Thelem was promoted to senior director of pro scouting and John Phelps to senior director of basketball strategy. Jamal James has joined the organization as the director of college scouting.
For player health and performance, Sebastien Poirier has been named senior medical director, Rachel Cutts has been named head athletic trainer/senior physical therapist and Trent Sala has been promoted to senior director of athletic performance.
For Motor City Cruise basketball operations, Ben Carloni has been promoted to general manager and Stacey Lovelace has been named assistant general manager of Motor City Cruise and special assistant to Pistons general manager Troy Weaver.
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