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The Detroit Pistons have their coach.

Now they're piecing together their new front office.

Malik Rose soon will be introduced as the Pistons' new assistant general manager, a source close to the situation confirmed to The Detroit News on Tuesday night.

The Undefeated's Marc Spears first reported the development.

Rose, 43, most recently has been in the Atlanta Hawks' front office, as manager of basketball operations and general manager of their G-League team in Erie, Pa.

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Before joining the Hawks, Rose worked in the media, as an analyst on New York Knicks' broadcasts, and then Philadelphia 76ers broadcasts, before joining NBA TV.

In August 2015, he was hired by the Hawks, and in 2017 he became GM of the Erie BayHawks, earning G-League executive of the year honors in his first year.

Rose, a forward, had a 14-year NBA career, winning two NBA championships with the San Antonio Spurs, after a collegiate career at Drexel. In college, he was a two-time American East player of the year.

The Pistons still are working without an official president and general manager, though Ed Stefanski, hired by owner Tom Gores as a "senior adviser," is the unofficial head of the front office. He oversaw the hiring of coach Dwane Casey and the Pistons' two selections in last week's NBA Draft.

Gores and president/coach Stan Van Gundy parted ways in early May, after four seasons that netted one playoff appearance and no playoff-game victories.

tpaul@detroitnews.com

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