OKC Thunder: Detroit GM search includes Thunder VP Troy Weaver
Troy Weaver, the Thunder's vice president of basketball operations, has emerged as a serious candidate for Pistons general manager job, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Clippers assistant general manger Mark Hughes and Nets assistant general manager Jeff Peterson are also in the mix, according to Wojnarowski.
Weaver has been considered for several other general manager jobs in the past, most recently when the Wizards were seeking a new GM a year ago.
Weaver has been with the franchise since before it was in Oklahoma City. Sam Presti, then in his second year as the general manager of the Seattle SuperSonics, hired Weaver in 2008. A few months later, the franchise moved to Oklahoma City as did Weaver.
He has long been considered a future general manager, but the opportunity has yet to materialize.
"I don't like to mess with happy," he said. "And right now, I'm happy."
But he admitted then that his years with Presti and in the front office had prepared him for that next step.
"Whenever the opportunity comes up (to be a GM)," Weaver said, "I'll be ready."