Pistons add Gregg Polinsky to front-office staff

Rod Beard
The Detroit News

Las Vegas — Just before the start of the Las Vegas Summer League and the first glimpse of the team under the new coaching staff, the Pistons continue to assemble their front-office staff.

The Pistons have hired Gregg Polinsky as director of player personnel, a league source confirmed to The Detroit News on Thursday. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the hiring.

In his new role with the Pistons, Polinsky he will oversee the scouting department and report to senior adviser Ed Stefanski. The two worked together previously with the Brooklyn Nets.

Polinsky started with the Nets as a scout in 1999 and was promoted to director of scouting five years later and had been the director of player personnel for the Nets since. He’s regarded for his ability to gauge European talent.

He previously was a college assistant coach at Texas from 1983-86 and at Alabama from 1986-95. He was the head coach at Georgia Southern from 1995-99.

Stefanski continues to add pieces to the executive staff, after hiring Malik Rose as an assistant general manager last week. Pat Garrity and Andrew Loomis, who were assistant GMs under then-team president Stan Van Gundy, will continue in their roles. The Pistons also could be looking at adding another assistant general manager, who will focus on analytics. 



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