DETROIT (WXYZ) — The Detroit Pistons have hired Troy Weaver as the team's new general manager, league sources confirm to 7 Action News. The team confirmed the hire on Thursday morning.
“Troy is an outstanding executive with an exceptional track record for identifying and developing talent,” Pistons owner Tom Gores said in a release. “In talking with Troy, he’s got both the skill and temperament to lead, and the confidence and creativity to work collaboratively with others. We’re excited for him to take the reins as General Manager of the Pistons at this important moment. Ed and the team have done excellent work creating flexibility with our roster and establishing a clear direction. Troy comes aboard to help take us to the next level.”
Weaver was the Vice President of Basketball Operations for the Oklahoma City Thunder and has been with OKC for 10 seasons.
“It’s an honor for me to join a franchise with the history and tradition of the Detroit Pistons,” said Weaver. “I’m excited for the challenge of building this team into a consistent winner and assembling the pieces to compete at a very high level. We’ll get to work right away, evaluating opportunities and installing systems that will make us all successful.”
Before his role, he spent seven seasons as the vice president and assistant GM.
Weaver was also the director of player personnel for the Utah Jazz and a head scout.
He also has a history in college coaching at Syracuse from 2000-2004 as an assistant. He played one year of basketball at Prince George's Community College in 1991 and was an AAU coach in Washington, D.C. before moving to college and the pros.
Last month, the team said they were opening a search for a general manager to work with senior adviser Ed Stefanski.