Detroit Pistons hire Pat Garrity as new director of Strategic Planning

pat-garrity-orlando-1Former NBA player Pat Garrity, who served as member of the Players Association Executive Committee, serving as secretary and treasurer from 2000-08, has recently been hired by the Detroit Pistons.

The Pistons hired Garrity as the new director of Strategic Planning, according to Yahoo Sports.

It should be noted that Garrity will join head coach Stan Van Gundy in Detroit – whom he played for in his last NBA season with the Orlando Magic.

Garrity played in the NBA from 98-99 to 2007-2008 season. He spent 9 years of his career with the Orlando Magic. Garrity averaged career high 11.1 ppg for the Magic in 01-02 season. In total, he appeared in 552 NBA games (102 started), averaging 7.3 ppg and 2.6 rpg in 20 minutes of playing time.

Garrity was a guest on Detroit Sports 105.1’s Ryan and Rico recently, and he was asked to explain his job.

“When you think about it, the role of a front office is really to develop the roster and put a product on the floor that you can win a championship with. And so really, what I was brought in to do is to kind of bridge the gap between what are the sources of the information. It’s basically developing ways of operating and doing things, kind of from an operational role here from the front office,” Garrity said.

Garrity added that the successful teams, the teams that have persistent success are the ones who have a defined way of doing things, guys know what’s expected from them.


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