Troy Weaver
Detroit Pistons
PositionGeneral manager
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1968-06-13) June 13, 1968 (age 53)
Washington, D.C.
NationalityAmerican
Career information
High schoolArchbishop Carroll
(Washington, D.C.)
Coaching career1996–2004
Career history
As coach:
1996–1999Pittsburgh (assistant)
1999–2000New Mexico (assistant)
2000–2004Syracuse (assistant)
2004–2007Utah Jazz (head scout)
2007–2008Utah Jazz (director of player personnel)
2008–2010Oklahoma City Thunder (assistant general manager)
2010–2019Oklahoma City Thunder (vice president/assistant general manager)
2019–2020Oklahoma City Thunder (vice president of basketball operations)
2020–presentDetroit Pistons (general manager)

Troy Weaver (born June 13, 1968) is an American basketball executive. He is the current general manager for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Early life

Weaver attended Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington, D.C. He then attended Prince George's Community College, where he played one season of basketball in 1991.[1]

Coaching career

Prior to his collegiate coaching career, Weaver co-founded the DC Assault of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) in 1993. He served as the coach of DC Assault from 1993 to 1996, where he amassed an 85–17 record, and helped lead the team to the 1996 AAU Tournament of Champions.[2][3]

Weaver served as assistant coach for the Pittsburgh Panthers from 1996 until 1999. He then served as assistant coach for the New Mexico Lobos during the 1999–2000 season. Weaver served as assistant coach for Syracuse from 2000 to 2004.[1] The 2003 Syracuse Orangemen won the 2003 NCAA National Championship, led by Carmelo Anthony, who was recruited by Weaver.[4]

NBA executive

Utah Jazz

Weaver served as the head scout for the Utah Jazz from 2004 until 2007. He was promoted to director of player personnel of the Jazz for the 2007–08 season.[5]

Oklahoma City Thunder

On May 9, 2008, Weaver was named assistant general manager for the Oklahoma City Thunder.[6] In his first season with the Thunder in 2008, Weaver pushed for drafting Russell Westbrook with the No. 4 overall pick in the draft, when at the time, Westbrook wasn't projected as an elite recruit.[7] On August 31, 2010, Weaver was promoted to vice president/assistant general manager for the Thunder.[8][9] He most recently served as vice president of basketball operations during the 2019–20 season.[1]

Detroit Pistons

On June 18, 2020, Weaver was named the general manager for the Detroit Pistons.[10]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Detroit Pistons Name Troy Weaver As General Manager". NBA.com. June 18, 2020. Retrieved October 10, 2020.
  2. ^ Williams, Lauren (June 19, 2020). "Five things to know about new Pistons GM Troy Weaver". MLive.com. Retrieved October 10, 2020.
  3. ^ Sankofa II, Omari (June 28, 2020). "Why is Troy Weaver ready to be Pistons GM? Just look at the players he has uncovered". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved October 10, 2020.
  4. ^ Poliquin, Bud (February 25, 2013). "Syracuse 'got on' Carmelo Anthony early, and he never wavered once it did". syracuse.com. Retrieved October 10, 2020.
  5. ^ Tramel, Berry (June 18, 2020). "OKC Thunder: Troy Weaver — Sam Presti's right-hand man — set to become Detroit Pistons GM". The Oklahoman. Retrieved October 10, 2020.
  6. ^ Allen, Percy (May 9, 2008). "Troy Weaver hired as assistant GM by Sonics". The Seattle Times. Retrieved October 10, 2020.
  7. ^ Langlois, Keith (June 25, 2020). "Weaver's draft track record, philosophy bode well for Pistons as they prep for 2020 lottery pick". NBA.com. Retrieved October 10, 2020.
  8. ^ Mayberry, Darnell (August 31, 2010). "OKC Thunder restructures front-office staff". The Oklahoman. Retrieved October 10, 2020.
  9. ^ Dawson, Brett (July 20, 2017). "Troy Weaver content as Thunder assistant general manager". The Oklahoman. Retrieved October 10, 2020.
  10. ^ Beard, Rod (June 18, 2020). "Troy Weaver hired as general manager to help Pistons reach 'next level'". The Detroit News. Retrieved October 10, 2020.