Jeff Bower Rumors
The Detroit Pistons made an honorary call-up Thursday of G-League guard Zeke Upshaw, who died on Monday. “As we look to memorialize Zeke’s basketball career and continue to support his family during this tragically difficult time, executing an honorary call-up recognizes his standing as a member of the Pistons family,” general manager Jeff Bower said.
While former Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak is prominent in chatter about the Charlotte Hornets’ front office opening, he won’t be the only candidate. Another established name with interest is Detroit Pistons general manager Jeff Bower.
Bower is No. 2 in the Pistons’ front office, working for Stan Van Gundy, who runs the basketball operation as coach and team president. According to a source familiar with the situation, Bower and Van Gundy are both under contract with the Pistons through the end of this season. That same source said Bower, 56, would definitely be interested in the Hornets’ opening. Bower worked in Charlotte previously, in the original Hornets’ front office.
Rod Beard: #Pistons Stan Van Gundy on another possible trade: “(GM Jeff Bower) is always working. I don’t know that we will do anything or we won’t. I couldn’t put a percentage on the possibilities, but Jeff is still working. “