Detroit Pistons announce coaching staff hires; Jim Moran will join franchise from Portland

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A week before training camp tips off, the Detroit Pistons officially announced their refreshed coaching staff on Monday.

Rex Kalamian, Bill Bayno, Jerome Allen and Jim Moran have been hired as assistant coaches, and Andrew Jones is joining the franchise as a player development coach. The Pistons also promoted Jordan Brink and Austin Dufault, who were previously video coordinators, to player development coaches.

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A league source previously confirmed to the Free Press that Kalamain, Bayno, Allen and Jones would be hired into their respective roles. Moran had previously been with the Portland Trail Blazers — first as a video coordinator from 2014-16 and then as an assistant coach starting in 2016. Prior to his time in Portland, Moran was a player development coach for the Maine Red Claws, a former D-League franchise now known as the Maine Celtics.

Portland Trail Blazers Summer League head coach Jim Moran during the NBA Summer League championship game at Thomas & Mack Center, July 17, 2018 in Las Vegas.
Portland Trail Blazers Summer League head coach Jim Moran during the NBA Summer League championship game at Thomas & Mack Center, July 17, 2018 in Las Vegas.

The Pistons have also seen some key departures on Casey's coaching staff this summer. Sean Sweeney is now with the Dallas Mavericks, and Sidney Lowe joined the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Pistons begin training camp Sept. 28. They'll play the first of four preseason games Oct. 6 vs. San Antonio, ahead of the regular season opener Oct. 20 vs. Chicago.

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