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Jayson Tatum on new Pistons assistant coach Jerome Allen: They're getting a good one

If you ask Jayson Tatum, the Pistons added one of the best in the business a few weeks ago. “Pooh is going to be great there,” Tatum said over the phone recently. “He just wants to have an impact and help you get better.” “Pooh” is a nickname for Pistons assistant coach Jerome Allen. After working closely with Tatum and other young Celtics for the past six seasons, Allen accepted a position on Dwane Casey’s staff in June.
“They’re getting a good one,” Tatum said of Allen. “They’re getting somebody that’s very knowledgeable about the game and that can connect with anybody — from the star player to the 15th man on the bench. He can relate to anybody.” Allen was an assistant with Boston for the past six years under Brad Stevens. Shortly after Stevens was elevated to team president, Allen accepted a position on the Pistons’ bench.