Pistons officially name Jeff Bower general manager

Pistons officially name Jeff Bower general manager

Pistons officially name Jeff Bower general manager

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The following was released by the Pistons on Tuesday afternoon:

Detroit Pistons Head Coach and President of Basketball Operations Stan Van Gundy announced today that the team has named Jeff Bower as general manager.  Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.


"I’m pleased to welcome Jeff Bower to the Detroit Pistons organization,” said Van Gundy.  “Jeff brings great basketball knowledge and NBA experience to our organization and he’s enjoyed success in building teams.  He’s a great evaluator of talent and Jeff will bring solid leadership to our front office.”

Bower joins the Pistons organization with 30-plus years of NBA and collegiate basketball experience.  He served two terms as general manager of the Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets from 2001-03 and 2005-10.  He first joined the Hornets organization in 1995 as an advance scout and was promoted to director of scouting/assistant coach after two years.  Bower was the team’s assistant general manager for the 2000-01 season and was named general manager on June 4, 2001.  After two years as general manager, Bower was named as an assistant coach (2003-04) and director of player personnel (2004-05) before taking over as general manager again in 2005.  

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