Pistons Assistant GM Malik Rose Reportedly Leaving Organization

He seemed like the potential successor to Ed Stefanski.

Will Burchfield
June 01, 2020 - 11:54 am

We can cross one name off the list of candidates for next general manager of the Pistons. 

Detroit's assistant GM, Malik Rose, is leaving the organization to take a job with the NBA, according to the New York Daily News. 

The Pistons opened a search last week for a GM to work alongside senior advisor Ed Stefanski. 

Rose, 45, came to the Pistons in 2018 after being named G League Executive of the Year as GM of the Erie BayHawks. He seemed like Stefanki's potential successor, given his resume and strong reputation around the NBA. 

Either the Pistons didn't feel that strongly about Rose, or Rose didn't feel that strongly about the Pistons. 

The team's top remaining executives beneath Stefasnki -- and possible in-house candidates for the GM job -- are associate GM Pat Garrity and director of player personnel Greg Polinsky.