Pistons add to coaching staff and front office

AUBURN HILLS (WXYZ) - Detroit Pistons General Manager and head coach Stan Van Gundy is filling out his coaching staff and front office, and the new hires have plenty of experience around the NBA.

The organization officially announced the hiring of Tim Hardaway and Malik Allen as assistant coaches on Stan Van Gundy's staff.

Hardaway is 13-year NBA veteran and five-time NBA All-Star. He retired from playing in 2003 and is the father of New York Knicks guard, and former Michigan Wolverines star, Tim Hardaway Jr.

Allen played in 10 NBA seasons for eight different teams, and last played for the Orlando Magic during the 2010-2011 season.

The team also announced Jeff Nix as an assistant general manager. Nix has spent 15 seasons with the New York Knicks organization, and was most recently the director of basketball operations for Wake Forest University's Men's Basketball team.

Quentin Richardson was named the new director of player development. Richardson is a 13-year NBA veteran, and played for the Clippers, Suns, Knicks, Heat and Magic.

Jon Ishop and Anthony Harvey were named Director of Sports Medicine and strength & conditioning coach, respectively. Ishop spent the last four seasons with the New Orleans Pelicans, and Harvey spent the last two seasons with the Orlando Magic.

“We are pleased to announce the addition of some quality people to our coaching and basketball operations staffs and the Detroit Pistons organization. These are all highly-qualified individuals who bring a wide range of experience and will all play very important roles in helping to shape our vision," Van Gundy said in a statement released by the team.
 
The club also announced that Arnie Kander will remain as the team’s physical therapist, while Mike Abdenour will serve in a newly created administrative role as Director of Team Operations.
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