Arn Tellem Rumors
Rod Beard: #Pistons Arn Tellem on Drive/expansion team: “We’re in discussions right now and I don’t know. We have a commitment that we can get an expansion team, and it may be an expansion team. We’ll see how our discussions are resolved as we talk with the NBA and the Grand Rapids team.”
Ramona Shelburne: Lot of teams had interest in @Wayne Ellington after his buyout in Phx. I asked him today why he chose Detroit? He said the role he’d play w/ Pistons mattered, but so did Arn Tellem (his former agent, now Pistons executive, fellow Philly guy)
“With the new arena in town,” NBA commissioner Adam Silver said he would meet with Arn Tellem, vice-chairman of the Pistons, at the Cavaliers game Monday at Little Caesars Arena to discuss bringing an NBA All-Star Game to the city. “No new word, today,” Silver said of scheduling the game. “But, I’m meeting with Arn tonight, and I’m sure we’ll be talking about it.” The commissioner joined Cavaliers owner and Detroit businessman Dan Gilbert during a meeting of the Detroit Economic Club, which turned into 45 minutes of “The Dan and Adam Show.”
David Aldridge: Gores, advisor Ed Stefanski and vice chairman Arn Tellem impressed Casey that they’d back him long term while the team addresses the roster. It became a formidable group to turn down, per source.
Gores and chairman Arn Tellem are expected to try to hire an experienced league executive to oversee the front office. Tellem, a longtime agent in the NBA, will not become the president of basketball operations or general manager, but he could have an expanded role beyond the business side, sources said.
Adrian Wojnarowski: It is unlikely that a potential Detroit-Barry partnership would be for the role of President of Basketball Operations, league sources tell ESPN. Tom Gores and Arn Tellem are expected to pursue an experienced front office executive to run basketball operations. twitter.com/ZachLowe_NBA/s…