I haven’t seen it officially announced anywhere on Pistons.com yet, but Andre Drummond mentioned this in his latest ‘Summer School’ diary for the website:
I know I’ve seen Jordan (Dumars) before the Pistons drafted me. I don’t know if I’d ever played against him in AAU, but he’s a real good kid. He has a good head on his shoulders. He’s one of those good people you need in your circle to help you become a better player and a person. Just hanging around with Joe and the coaching staff has also been great. I got real close with Jason Hervey, as well – he’s our new player development director. It’s really like a family now.
Hervey previously worked for the Pistons as a video coordinator, according to their archived media guides. Last season, he worked in the scouting department for the Washington Wizards.
Filling the position is a good sign — the convoluted reshuffling of titles/roles in the front office after Scott Perry left for Orlando gave the impression that the Pistons might not fill a position. As most fans realize, the money spent on Palace upgrades and halftime entertainment/game experience improvements is nice, but the thing that will truly make a difference in attendance is investment in the basketball product itself. It’s good to see the Pistons front office apparently appears to be back to being fully staffed.
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