Might not have been the biggest breaking news over the past week, but your Detroit Pistons hired Ryan West as an addition to their front office. Off the top of your head, you probably have no idea who he is, but to start off he’s Jerry West’s son. For those who don’t know, Jerry West is arguably the best executive in the NBA. He architected the Warriors dynasty, and the current Clippers team with Kawhi & Paul George.
Ryan isn’t a slouch either. He helped assembled the young Lakers players of Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, & Josh Hart, just to name some. Just about all of those guys aren’t on the team anymore, but they wouldn’t currently have Anthony Davis without them. As a ‘Stawns fan I’m very exicted about this hire, as it adds more fire power to our already promising front office. Troy Weaver was recently hired from OKC as the GM, and we all know how good the Thunder have been recently in acquiring & developing talent. Plus Ed Stefanski held his own in 2019-2020, when we didn’t even have a GM on the staff. He signed D-Rose to a fantastic & very coveted contract, plus signed Christian Wood, who was up for Most Improved player of the year and will be a very sought-after Restricted FA. Overall, the Ryan West hire might not break the headlines, but I’m very confident in where this franchise is heading.