Marc Weinreich
Wednesday April 16th, 2014

Grant Hill played for the Pistons when Joe Dumars joined Detroit's front office in 2000. (Jeff Kowalsky/Getty Images) Grant Hill played for the Pistons when Joe Dumars joined Detroit's front office in 2000. (Jeff Kowalsky/Getty Images)

The Pistons will reportedly reach out to former NBA player and current analyst Grant Hill to gauge his interest in replacing longtime General Manager Joe Dumars, who resigned from his post this week after 14 years at the helm.

According to tweets Wednesday from Marc Stein of ESPN, the Pistons will consider, among other candidates, the 41-year-old Hill and Orlando Magic Assistant GM Scott Perry, who had worked with Dumars in the Pistons front office as well as with Oklahoma City Thunder GM Sam Presti when the team was in Seattle.

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Dumars' departure marks an end to a 29-year career with the Pistons, beginning with the team drafting him out of McNeese State in 1985. After a Hall of Fame career as a player, he rose through the ranks of the team's front office, going from President of Basketball Operations in 2000 to GM of the team. In 2004, under the tutelage of Dumars, the team won an NBA championship and returned to the NBA Finals in 2005, losing to the San Antonio Spurs in Game 7.

Hill was selected third overall by the Pistons in 1994 and went on to win Rookie of the Year, an award he shared with Dallas Mavericks point guard Jason Kidd. Despite a career limited severely by injuries, Hill made seven All-Star appearances -- five of which came with Detroit -- and was inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame earlier in 2014, more than 20 years after he won two national championships at Duke.

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