Thunder Exec Troy Weaver Reportedly Pistons' Top GM Candidate


The Pistons are close to ending their search for a general manager. 

The team has identified Thunder VP of Basketball Operations Troy Weaver as its top target, according to the New York Times. 

Longtime Thunder executive Troy Weaver has emerged as the top choice in Detroit's search for a new GM, @NYTSports has learned, with the Pistons actively working to complete a deal to hire Weaver

— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 15, 2020

And according to NBC Sports Chicago, an agreement between Weaver and Detroit could be imminent. 

Sources to @YahooSports: Major hurdles have been cleared to pave way for OKC’s Troy Weaver to become Detroit Pistons new GM. Both sides want to make this happen

— Vincent Goodwill (@VinceGoodwill) June 15, 2020

Weaver has been with the Thunder for the past decade. He served as assistant GM from 2010-18, before accepting his current position. He's also served as director of player personnel for the Jazz.

The Pistons' search isn't over, though. The team is also considering Clippers assistant GM and former Michigan center Mark Hughes and Nets assistant GM Jeff Patterson, according to ESPN. 

ESPN Sources: Three serious candidates have emerged for the Detroit Pistons GM job: Clippers assistant GM Mark Hughes, Nets assistant GM Jeff Peterson and Thunder VP of Basketball Operations Troy Weaver. Those conversations are continuing this week.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 15, 2020

The new GM is expected to work closely with senior advisor Ed Stefanski and head coach Dwane Casey on matters of personnel. 

The Pistons are also searching for an assistant GM, with Tayshaun Prince reportedly a top candidate