I read a few notes on Twitter the other night from people covering Saturday’s game who suggested that John Salley was looking for a job with the Pistons. I thought they were jokes, but apparently, he has a very specific role in mind. From Terry Foster of the Detroit News:
He’s even got his job title — Player Development, Strength and Conditioning Assistant.
He sees the injuries and all the mental breakdowns of the Pistons players and coaches, and believes he can solve some of the problems. Salley lives a vegan lifestyle and recently did a video on reversing diabetes.
Salley’s long been an advocate of veganism and healthier diets. I’ve always been interested to know how much NBA teams try and impose healthy eating habits on their players. My guess is there’s little they can do to motivate athletes who aren’t already self-motivated to eat healthy. It would be interesting to see Salley in a role like that though. He’s certainly passionate about it.