Pistons Fire Assistant GM Rob Murphy

Assistant general manager Rob Murphy was fired by the Pistons on Wednesday following an investigation of a workplace misconduct case involving a former female employee, writes Tresa Baldas of The Detroit Free Press.

The team announced the move in a statement to the newspaper, Baldas adds. Murphy had been on leave since the accusations were levied in October.

“Rob Murphy no longer works for the Detroit Pistons or Motor City Cruise, in any capacity,” the Pistons’ statement reads. “Mr. Murphy was recently terminated for violation of company policy and the terms of his employment agreement. The facts that gave rise to his termination surfaced during a review, assisted by a national law firm, of allegations made by a former employee.”

The team added that Murphy “did not return to the workplace prior to his termination” and stated that no further details will be provided.

Murphy served as president of the Cruise, Detroit’s G League affiliate, before being promoted to assistant GM last summer. Prior to joining the Cruise in 2021, he spent 10 years as head basketball coach at Eastern Michigan University.

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