Detroit Pistons add ex-NBA players Rashard Lewis, Keith Bogans to coaching staff

Detroit Free Press

The Detroit Pistons announced Friday a plethora of staff promotions and changes, including the addition of two former NBA players to Dwane Casey’s coaching staff.

Rashard Lewis and Keith Bogans, who have a combined 27 seasons of NBA playing experience, were announced as assistant coach/player development coach, as was Brandon Bailey, who had been with the Boston Celtics the past three seasons.

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Lewis, 43, was a two-time NBA All-Star and one-time champion as a 6-foot-10 sweet-shooting forward, who spent 16 seasons split between Seattle, Orlando, Washington and Miami. Lewis most recently was playing in the BIG3 basketball league.

Bogans, 42, a 6-5 wing, spent 11 seasons in the league with eight teams. He was an assistant with the New York Knicks in 2019-20.

Brittni Donaldson joins as assistant coach/director of coaching analytics, coming from the Toronto Raptors organization where she had been the past three seasons. She was also an assistant in the Canadian Elite Basketball League and is a co-founder of Strata Athletics. Donaldson, 29, played college basketball at Northern Iowa in 2011-15.

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Casey, 65, enters his fifth season on the Pistons’ bench, with a record of 104-198.

In basketball operations, promotions were announced for George David (associate general manager), Rob Murphy (assistant Pistons GM and president of Motor City Cruise), Josh Bartelstein and Tony Leotti (assistant GMs), Eric Tellem (senior director of pro scouting) and Jon Phelps (senior director of basketball strategy). The team brings in Jamal James as director of college scouting.

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