Detroit Pistons GM candidates: Who's on the list to replace Joe Dumars?

Doug Pensinger

Who are the candidates to replace Joe Dumars as President of Basketball Operations for the Detroit Pistons? Stan Van Gundy emerges from the pack.

The Joe Dumars era came to an unceremonious, and yet, inevitable end on Monday morning when the Pistons announced that the only representative of the team's three championships was stepping down from his duties, effective immediately. And thus, the onus is now on Tom Gores to find one of 'the best executives in the business' to take the Pistons back to glory.

Gores' broad search is only going to heat up now that the season is over, so we want to make sure you're on top of it. Below is a list of names that have been tossed around by various medias. We will profile some of our favorite names and have separate posts on names that receive legitimate interest from the Pistons, but we will also update this post as the search develops.

UPDATE: Pistons hire Jed Hughes to help with GM search.

UPDATE: Pistons plan to keep search and its timetable quiet

UPDATE: Pistons 'close' to hiring Stan Van Gundy to coach, lead front office

UPDATE: Pistons have agreement in place to make Stan Van Gundy coach, president of basketball operations

UPDATE: Jeff Bower hired as Pistons GM

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Chauncey Billups Guard, Detroit Pistons He's practiced...
Scott Perry VP of Basketball Operations, Orlando Magic Rumored to be among top candidatesDetroit News says he could be ready

Jeff Bower

Head coach at Marist College

DBB profileNo. 2 mention by Freepemerging strong candidate?HIRED, according to Woj

ravis Schlenk assistant GM, Golden State Warriors 'been to a couple of Pistons games lately'; blends technology, analytics and old-school scouting
David Morway -- former Indiana Pacers GM
Gersson Rosas executive VP of Basketball Operations, Houston Rockets Daryl Morey called him one of the best executives and evaluators (analytics) in the NBA; DBB profile
Michael Zarren  assistant GM and team counsel, Boston Celtics turned down 76ers; strong analytics mind; strong candidate, according to former MLIVE beat writer Blakely
Jeff Weltman VP of basketball operations, Toronto Raptors former Dumars guy; analytics mind; DBB profile; rumored to be 'in running'
Troy Weaver assistant GM, VP of Oklahoma City Thunder former scout
Donnie Walsh Indiana Pacers consultant DBB profile; old
Tony Ronzone director of player personnel, Dallas Mavericks former Dumars guy
Gary Sacks GM, Los Angeles Clippers Clipper veteran recently promoted to GM
Allan Houston assistant GM, New York Knicks former Pistons player
Steve Kerr TNT analyst analytics mind; may want to coach; rumored to be favorite to take Knicks coaching job
Bryan Colangelo -- former GM of Raptors, recipient of 2005 & 2007 executive of the year award; rumored to be at the front of the pack, but Sean says not to worry (too much) about those rumors
Grant Hill NBA TV analyst former Pistons player; reportedly not interested if he was a candidate, and ESPN says he is
Isiah Thomas NBA TV analyst former Pistons player; reportedly not a candidate whatsoever, but who knows...
Michael Winger assistant GM, legal Oklahoma City Thunder

from Ohio, worked with Cavs

Steve Smith  NBA TV analyst lifelong Detroiter, whispers he wants front office consideration
Kevin Sawyer writer, Detroit Bad Boys Because Why not?
John Hammond GM Milwaukee Bucks former assistant GM to Joe Dumars, assistant coach; Bucks beat writer thinks he could groom Billups if he is fired (he just signed 3-year extension with Bucks in January 2013)

Stan Van Gundy

Former Magic coach

Pistons pursuing him to coach and GM???  Woj says so; SVG agrees to 5-year, $35 million deal

Otis Smith former Magic GM  If SVG is hired with FO control, Woj says SVG will look closely at hiring Smith as GM; NBA's worst contracts reflect poorly on Smith
Scott Layden Spurs assistant GM GM for Knicks in early 2000s; emerging candidate?
Stu Jackson former Vancouver Grizzlies GM, NBA executive VP The job is his if he wants it, sources say









Last update: June 2, 11:49 a.m. ET.

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