Pat Garrity named assistant GM of Detroit Pistons

Pat Garrity has been promoted to assistant general manager of the Detroit Pistons.

Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy announced the decision this morning, also giving promotions to Andrew Loomis and Bob Beyer, adding Otis Smith as assistant coach, transitioning Brendan Malone to scout and announcing Quentin Richardson will leave the staff.

http://beercityhoops.com/otis-smith-joini…s-coaching-staff/

Van Gundy, speaking on the moves,

“I’m proud to announce the restructuring of our basketball staff knowing that we have great people expanding their roles while maintaining continuity within our department. Pat, Andrew and Bob are well deserving of new responsibilities and we welcome Otis to Detroit on a full-time basis. Brendan is moving away from the bench and returning to his New York roots, but will continue to provide great basketball counsel and insight that has made him a great basketball mind for decades. We thank Quentin for his hard work over the last two seasons and respect his desire to spend more time with his family in Orlando.”

Garrity is the Pistons’ former director of strategic planning who joined the Pistons in 2014 after a 10-year NBA playing career. After a four-year career(18.8 points, 7.0 rebounds) as a Golden Domer at Notre Dame, the Milwaukee Bucks drafted him with the 19th pick in the 1998 NBA Draft and traded him to the Phoenix Suns on draft-day. He was sent to the Orlando Magic one season later. He would play for Van Gundy in 2007-08.  in 552 NBA games, Garrity holds career averages of 7.3 points and 2.6 rebounds.


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