Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Pistons Hire Brown, Rogers As Assistant Coaches

Steve St-Pierre
Sports Writer
In Play! Magazine
sstpierre@inplaymagazine.com

The Pistons have hired new assistant coaches: Dee Brown and Roy Rogers, who both played in the NBA during the 1990's.

Joining them as an assistant coach will be John Loyer, who has spent the last two seasons as an assistant with the New Jersey Nets.

Brown, who has coached in the NBDL and WNBA, is most famous for winning the 1991 Slam Dunk Contest. Meanwhile, Rogers spent last season working with Lawrence Frank, Pistons Head Coach, as assistants with the Boston Celtics. Prior to last season, Rogers was an assistant and scout under Frank with the New Jersey Nets.

Brian Hill, an assistant the last two seasons under former Pistons coach John Kuester, is likely to be retained. Pat Sullivan, also an assistant under Kuester, does not appear to be returning.

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