Pistons assistant general manager Pat Garrity is leaving the team’s front office, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter). As Wojnarowski explains, Garrity had been on an expiring contract and new general manager Troy Weaver has begun to reshape Detroit’s front office.
Garrity, a former NBA forward for the Suns and Magic, joined the Pistons’ front office in 2014 as the team’s director of strategic planning. He received a promotion in 2016 to assistant GM and continued to hold that position when Ed Stefanski became the club’s head of basketball operations in 2018.
The Pistons’ front office is undergoing some changes this year. Besides the hiring of Weaver, the team has now lost a pair of assistant GMs, with Garrity joining Malik Rose in departing the organization. Rose was hired by the NBA league office as a vice president of basketball operations.
It’s not known what the next step is for Garrity, though he previously interviewed to be the NBPA’s next executive director. As for the Pistons, they were already believed to be in the market for a new assistant GM under Weaver — with Garrity and Rose both now out of the picture, it’s possible the franchise will make multiple hires.