The Detroit Pistons continue to make impactful moves to straighten the ship right away.
First, they signed Monty Williams to a very lucrative long-term deal to be their next coach.
And now, they’ve added one of his best assistants to join him at the top of the bench, bringing Jarrett Jack with him as well, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Monty Williams has hired Jarrett Jack as an assistant coach on his Detroit Pistons staff, sources tell ESPN. Jack established himself as a fast-rising future head coaching candidate on Williams’ staff with the Suns.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 16, 2023
Jack had a long and respectable career in the NBA, and he rapidly climbed the assistant coaching ladder with Williams during their tenure with the Phoenix Suns.
He’s worked out and developed multiple young guards throughout the course of his career, which is obviously positive for the Pistons, who are currently built around Cade Cunningham and Jaden Ivey.
The young Pistons have one of the most promising backcourts in the game right now, and they’ve now added two guys that are perfect to guide them through the ups and downs of the early stage of their careers.
Barring an injury, this young Pistons team could be in the mix for a spot in the play-in tournament, as they’re also pretty stacked up front with Jalen Duren, James Wiseman, and Isaiah Stewart.
The Pistons were expected to be better than they were last season, but Cunningham’s season-ending injury and Dwane Casey’s inability to make adjustments doomed their campaign almost from the beginning.
Now, it seems like they’re finally building a sustainable project, thinking about the long run and putting together a well-rounded roster that has the potential to be very good for a very long time.NEXT: Fans React To Isiah Thomas' Bold Championship Claim About Michael Jordan