Sources: Pistons starting search for GM to work with Ed Stefanski

The Detroit Pistons are opening a search to hire a general manager to work with senior adviser Ed Stefanski, sources told ESPN.

Detroit plans to begin contacting potential candidates to start an interview process this week, sources said.

Stefanski will be working with Pistons and Palace Sports vice chairman Arn Tellem on the process to hire a GM, sources said.

The new GM will work closely with Stefanski and coach Dwane Casey on personnel matters. Stefanski and Casey were hired in 2018.

The Pistons are 20-46 this season and have started to move toward a rebuild, with former All-Star forward Blake Griffin lost for the season because of knee surgery.