Published 10:54 a.m. ET June 1, 2020 | Updated 2:41 p.m. ET June 1, 2020
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As the Detroit Pistons look for a new general manager, they are losing one of their top front-office assistants.
Assistant general manager Malik Rose is leaving the organization for a job with the NBA, the Free Press confirmed Monday.
Rose’s move comes less than a week after the Pistons opened their search for a new general manager. But Rose’s exit has been in the works for weeks and is not related to the new job opening in Detroit.
Rose joined the Pistons in 2018 after spending the three seasons as the Atlanta Hawks’ manager of basketball operations and general manager of the G-League’s Erie BayHawks. At the time, senior advisor Ed Stefanski praised Rose’s basketball knowledge as a former player and administrator.
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Drafted in 1996, Rose played 13 seasons in the NBA with stops with the Charlotte Hornets, San Antonio Spurs, New York Knicks and Oklahoma City Thunder.
New York Daily News reporter Stefan Bondy was first to report the news Monday morning.
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