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Aaron Gray to join the Pistons' coaching staff

Aaron Gray is retiring from the NBA to join Stan Van Gundy's coaching staff.

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While routinely checking my twitter feed at work, this nugget popped up.

At the beginning of last season, Stan Van Gundy went out and signed Aaron Gray to a multi-year contract. Unfortunately, a cardiac episode forced him to miss the season. Unfortunately, again, this same cardiac arrest is forcing Gray to retire.

Gray was the 19th pick in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. He was only able to play in 7 NBA seasons with career averages of 12 minutes, 3.4 points and 3.7 rebounds per game. His best season was was arguably his rookie year where he has Per36 averages of 15.4 points and 9.9 rebounds. His signing was speculated to be a body for Andre Drummond to battle with in practice. Now it appears that can still, and will, happen.

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