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Henry Bibby named Pistons assistant coach

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Pistons finalize coaching staff, starting year without lead assistant.


The Detroit Pistons announced that Henry Bibby has been named an assistant coach under Maurice Cheeks. Bibby will join Maz Trakh as an assistant coach. Trakh had previously lead the Pistons summer league team in Orlando.

Joining Bibby and Trakh are Rasheed Wallace and Bernard Smith as player development coaches. The team doesn't currently have a lead assistant coach and doesn't plan to add one, Cheek told the Detroit News.

Bibby, the father of Mike Bibby, spent the past five season as an assistant coach with the Memphis Grizzlies and before that spent a couple of seasons as a coach on Cheeks' Sixers staff.

Smith previously worked under Cheeks in both Portland and Philadelphia.  He served as video coordinator for the Trail Blazers for two seasons (2002-04) and was promoted to assistant coach prior to the start of the 2004-05 season, according to a Pistons' news release.

Also joining the staff will be Kamran Sufi as an advanced scout and Raman Sposato as video coordinator, according to the team.

Sufi has spent the last three seasons working in the Chinese Basketball Association and served as an assistant coach with the Anaheim Arsenal of the NBA Development League from 2007-09.  He played professional basketball in the ABA and overseas.

Sposato joins Detroit after spending the last eight seasons working for the L.A. Clippers organization where he started as a video coordinator in 2005.  Prior to the Clippers, he spent 2003-05 as the video coordinator of the Portland Trail Blazers on Cheeks' staff.

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