Detroit Pistons Head Coach and President of Basketball Operations Stan Van Gundy announced today promotions and restructuring within the basketball operations staff. Pat Garrity has been promoted to assistant general manager, Andrew Loomis to chief of staff and Bob Beyer to associate head coach. Otis Smith joins the Pistons’ staff as director of player development/assistant coach while assistant coach Brendan Malone will transition to a special assignment scout, residing in New York. Quentin Richardson is leaving the organization for personal reasons.
January 16, 2021 | 9:06 pm EST Update
Mark Medina: Kevin Durant on James Harden’s debut with the Nets: “You could see him try to figure out the best way to play early on. I thought we were all willing to pass and make everybody comfortable.”
January 16, 2021 | 8:51 pm EST Update
Alex Kennedy: Kevin Durant on James Harden’s Brooklyn Nets debut: “Man, it was incredible. You could see him trying to figure out the best way to play early on. Then, he just got into his mode and was being aggressive, trying to score. That opened up the game for the rest of us.”
Alex Kennedy: Nash: “Kevin is the most adaptable because of his versatility. He can play anywhere on the floor, he can play with or without the ball. For Kevin, it’s the easiest transition. And he’s quite happy to move around and play different roles. And he’s been through it [with Warriors].”