The Detroit Pistons have announced that General Manager Troy Weaver is leaving the organization.

“I very much appreciate all the dedication Troy displayed to our Pistons franchise,” said Pistons owner Tom Gores. “As much as we have struggled lately, we will look back and see Troy as an important person in the remaking of the Pistons. He took the pain of rebuilding head on and he did the hard work to get us the flexibility we have today. He also assembled a great core of young men with tremendous skill and character to give us a path to the future. Make no mistake, I have real appreciation for who Troy is as a person and what he has meant to the organization. I wish him the very best as he pursues his ventures.”

The decision was agreed upon mutually and comes after the Pistons recently appointed Trajan Langdon President of Basketball Operations.

Weaver, who was named General Manager on June 18, 2020, oversaw the initial stages of a rebuild that focused on re-shaping the roster through the draft and creating financial flexibility. His draft night moves were highlighted by the selections of No. 1 overall pick Cade Cunningham (2021) along with other foundational pieces of the Pistons’ young core – Isaiah Stewart (No. 16 pick in 2020), Jaden Ivey (No. 5 in 2022), Jalen Duren (No. 13 in 2022) and Ausar Thompson (No. 5 in 2023).

His notable trade and free agent acquisitions included Simone Fontecchio and Quentin Grimes at this past season’s trade deadline along with Jeremy Grant (2020 sign-and-trade), Kelly Olynyk (2021) and Cory Joseph (trade with Sacramento).

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