Thursday, May 24, 2018

Ed Stefanski Leaving Grizzlies to Join Detroit Pistons

Posted By on Thu, May 24, 2018 at 10:40 AM

click to enlarge Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace.
  • Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported this morning that Grizzlies Executive Vice President Ed Stefanski will be leaving for Detroit, where he's expected to "overhaul" the Pistons' basketball ops in the wake of Stan Van Gundy's departure:

Stefanski will be tasked with hiring a GM and a coach in Detroit. After a stint in Philadelphia as general manager and a brief tenure with the Toronto Raptors, Stefanski joined the Grizzlies in 2014.

As is the case with all things related to the Grizzlies' front office, it's not exactly clear what Stefanski's role has been over the last four seasons, but from the things I've heard about the decisions he supported, I think he was a positive force in the Grizzlies' decision-making. It will be interesting to see what the Grizzlies decide to do with the new vacancy in his absence.

You can read Wojnarowski's full report here.

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