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Report: Pistons' Stan Van Gundy will hire Quentin Richardson, Malik Allen

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Detroit Pistons head coach and president Stan Van Gundy will add 13-year NBA veteran Quentin Richardson to his staff, according to Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski.

According to the report, Richardson's position will be "a player development/mentoring staff job." He also adds that Malik Allen, who played under Van Gundy with the Heat and Magic, will join the staff as well.

In addition, Wojnarowski reports that former point guard Tim Hardaway Sr. has "had serious discussions" about joining Van Gundy's staff, too.

Richardson played for Van Gundy for two seasons with the Orlando Magic. His last NBA season was in 2012-13 with the New York Knicks, appearing in just one game for the team after signing in mid-April.

More: Why Stan Van Gundy sought total control of Pistons​

A 6-foot-6 guard/forward, Richardson averaged 10.3 points and 4.7 rebounds per game over the course of his pro career. 

Allen, a 6-foot-10 forward, played 10 seasons in the NBA, five on teams coached by Van Gundy.

Van Gundy was hired by Detroit in May. It is his third NBA head coaching position.

More: Report: Greg Monroe contract talks at standstill with Pistons​

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