When Scott Perry left the Detroit Pistons for the Orlando Magic and George David replaced Perry as Joe Dumars’ No. 2, I wondered whether the Pistons would make an outside hire to keep their front office at the current staffing number. Well…
David won’t relinquish all of his domain as personnel director. He’ll still be heavily involved in the scouting of both American college players and international pros and amateurs. “George is too good at it to take him out of it completely,” Dumars said.
Doug Ash, personnel director, will assume greater responsibilities to take some of the scouting onus off of David.
“Doug will be able to assist in a lot of ways – and he already has been doing that,” David said. Ash helps coordinate the scouting schedule of not only David and Ash but scouts Durand Walker and Harold Ellis. They also make certain to make the best use of Dumars’ time, getting him to see the top prospects in the right settings.
The shuffling triggered a promotion for Ryan Hoover, who moves to the front office from his prior role as director of player development – essentially, making sure the transition of young players to professional basketball goes off smoothly.
And the Pistons’ new director of player of development will be?