detroit – The Pistons announced several new additions and promotions across the team’s basketball and business operations departments, including the coaching staff, on Friday.
Former NBA players Keith Bogans and Rashard Lewis, along with former Boston Celtics assistant coach Brandon Bailey, joined the Pistons as assistant player development coaches. Brittni Donaldson also joined the organization as a technical assistant and director of coaching analysis.
If you paid attention to the Pistons’ Summer League coaching staff, you might have noticed Bogans and Lewis backstage in July during the team’s time in Las Vegas.
Bogans, 42, who played 11 seasons in the NBA, arrives in Detroit after spending two seasons as an assistant coach for the Westchester Knicks (an affiliate of the New York Knicks G League) from 2017 to 19 and most recently as an assistant coach for the New York Knicks. during the 2019-20 season.
Lewis, 43, was an NBA champion and two-time All-Star. He joins the coaching ranks for the first time after spending most of his post-NBA career playing in the Big3 basketball league.
Bailey has been assistant coach for the Boston Celtics for the past three seasons. He joined the organization in 2011 in its video department as an intern. Donaldson, 29, has spent the last three seasons with the Toronto Raptors. She played college basketball in Northern Iowa from 2011-15.
The Pistons also made some reorganizations in their basketball operations department.
▶ George David was promoted to Associate General Manager
▶ Rob Murphy has been promoted to assistant general manager for the Pistons and president of Motor City Cruise, the team’s G League affiliate
▶ Josh Bartelstein and Tony Leotti were promoted to assistant general managers.
▶ Eric Tellem was promoted to Senior Director of Pro Scouting
▶ Jon Phelps has been promoted to Senior Director of Basketball Strategy.
▶ Jamal James joined the organization as director of university scouting.
Changes were also made to Motor City Cruise’s basketball operations, including the promotion of Ben Carloni to general manager, while Stacey Lovelace was named assistant general manager and special assistant to Pistons general manager Troy Weaver. Lovelace played for the Detroit DePorres and Detroit Shock.