With Joe Dumars out as Pistons GM, Tom Gores now looks for the next willing soul to clean up the utter mess of an organization created by not only Dumars but Gores as well. With that said two names according to ESPN’s Marc Stein have emerged as potential candidates to take the reigns of the Pistons’ front office this summer.
Pistons vowing broad search for Joe Dumars' successor, but two names already in circulation to be on their list: Scott Perry and Grant Hill
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) April 16, 2014
Perry, was part of the Pistons organization for roughly 10 years before taking on the Orlando Magic assistant GM job last season and leaving during a short period to learn under Sam Presti in Seattle. So the obvious upside to Perry is his experience with the Pistons organization and overall front office experience in general. The downside though to Perry is is his time with the Pistons was during the same period where we saw a rise and hard fall that ultimately claimed the job of Dumars. Not saying that the Pistons’ downfall in the past several seasons was the fault of Perry however if the team is trying to distance themselves from the Dumars era Perry probably wouldn’t be the best choice.
Aside from Perry though the more interesting name in this conversation is the prospectus that former Piston Grant Hill becomes the next GM. Especially when you consider Hill has zero front office experience and just retired from the NBA last season before getting into TV.
Hill would definitely be a name but he’d probably be better suited learning the ropes of the NBA front office somehwhere else before jumping into one of the bigger roster messes in the league. I’d also like to remind Mr. Gores that it’s perfectly fine to hire a new GM that has had no past experience with the Pistons organization.