The Pistons don't appear close to hiring their next general manager, but they've identified at least three early candidates.
One of them started his journey in Michigan.
Among those under consideration are former Suns GM Ryan McDonough, former Hawks GM Wes Wilcox and former Michigan center and current assistant GM of the Clippers Mark Hughes, according to the New York Daily News.
McDonough, 39, served as GM of the Suns from 2013-18 following a 10-year stint in the front office of the Celtics, including his job as assistant GM during Boston's 2007-08 championship season. He was a runner-up for Executive of the Year his first season in Phoenix when he led the Suns to a 23-win improvement.
Wilcox, 41, was GM of the Hawks from 2015-17. Atlanta made the playoffs in each of his two seasons, but he resigned from his position as the team went into a rebuild. He also spent seven years with the Cavaliers, including two seasons as an assistant coach.