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Report: Grant Hill not interested in becoming Pistons’ general manager

Apr 17, 2014, 11:20 AM EDT

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If the Pistons’ two permanent coaching hires under owner Tom Gores are any indication, they’ll take their time hiring a general manager to replace Joe Dumars. All indications are Gores believes in a lengthy and thorough process.

So, when names emerge as candidates – like Grant Hill and Scott Perry did yesterday – it doesn’t necessarily mean much. There’s a wide gulf between being considered and legitimate interest – from either side.

Vincent Goodwill of The Detroit News:

Hill, though, has told people close to him he won’t consider a front-office position this close to retirement, but down the line when his children get older, he would consider it.

Hill might be saving the Pistons from themselves. Learning how to run a franchise with no front-office experience can’t be easy, and as wise as Hill is, I’m not sure he’d be up to the task.

If Hill wants to pursue this path in coming years, he can begin preparing in informal – and less-demanding – roles now. But it seems best for everyone he not become a general manager so soon.

  1. redbaronx - Apr 17, 2014 at 11:28 AM

    If anyone could step into a front office job without experience, it’s Grant Hill. He’s got both the education and smarts for it.

  2. purdueman08 - Apr 17, 2014 at 11:53 AM

    Soooooo the Pistons didn’t learn that having a former player as GM was a bad idea so they are going to go out and try the same thing again? smh.

    • cruzan80 - Apr 17, 2014 at 12:06 PM

      That “bad idea” got them two trips to the Finals & walked away with the trophy in one of them….yeah….that was clearly a terrible idea….smh.

      • icanhazblogs - Apr 17, 2014 at 2:33 PM

        That is what we call pwning someone. Nice work @cruzan80.

  3. metrocritical - Apr 17, 2014 at 12:02 PM

    Further evidence that Grant Hill is an intelligent man.

  4. jkirby317 - Apr 17, 2014 at 12:35 PM

    He is interested in a new 2-year upgrade for his AT&T phone.

  5. noleitup - Apr 17, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    I think Grant is enjoying doing Inside Stuff with Kristin Ledlow if you know what I mean. I wouldnt trade working with her everyday for nothing….. NOTHING!!!

    • fanofthegame79 - Apr 17, 2014 at 2:45 PM

      Agreed!!! Some of the pants she wears on that show looked painted on. Not complaing, by the way.

  6. adoombray - Apr 17, 2014 at 3:48 PM

    If you listen to the internet, being a GM is easy. Simply lose as much as possible. Always lose. If you have a good player, trade him for more draft picks that you make better by losing. If you start to win a few games, trade role players because nobody is worth keeping unless they are winning you a championship. If you can’t win a championship, simply lose for picks and pray for LeBron or Kevin Love.
    :)

  7. fnc111 - Apr 17, 2014 at 11:58 PM

    It was laughable whoever started that rumor in the first place.

  8. fnc111 - Apr 18, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    And oh yea I wanna bang Ledlow so bad. Amazing rack.

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