Source: Otis Smith to Coach D-League Team
The Detroit Pistons are in advanced negotiations to hire former Orlando Magic general manager Otis Smith to coach their NBA D-League franchise, according to NBA coaching sources.
Sources told ESPN.com that Pistons president and coach Stan Van Gundy has targeted Smith — his former boss and close associate in Orlando — to move to the coaching side of the business by taking charge of Detroit’s new D-League expansion team, which will begin play this season in nearby Grand Rapids, Mich.
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