Pistons announce Bob Beyer as associate head coach

The Detroit Pistons announced they have added Bob Beyer as associate head coach

Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy announced the decision this morning, also giving promotions to Pat Garrity and Andrew Loomis, adding Otis Smith as assistant coach, transitioning Brendan Malone to scout, and announcing Quentin Richardson will leave the staff.



Van Gundy, speaking of the moves,

“I’m proud to announce the restructuring of our basketball staff knowing that we have great people expanding their roles while maintaining continuity within our department. Pat, Andrew and Bob are well deserving of new responsibilities and we welcome Otis to Detroit on a full-time basis. Brendan is moving away from the bench and returning to his New York roots, but will continue to provide great basketball counsel and insight that has made him a great basketball mind for decades. We thank Quentin for his hard work over the last two seasons and respect his desire to spend more time with his family in Orlando.”

Beyer just finished his second season with the Pistons as an assistant coach.

Beyer’s extensive career started at the collegiate level starting in 1985 at Albany. In 2003, he joined the Toronto Raptors as an assistant coach, joined Van Gundy’s staff with the Orlando Magic from 2007-2012, spent 2012-13 with the Golden State Warriors and 2013-14 with the Charlotte Bobcats.