George David the Next Up-and-Coming GM?
The Pistons have failed to crack the postseason for three consecutive years, but there’s a sense of optimism with recent draft picks Greg Monroe, Brandon Knight and Andre Drummond — all of whom (George) David heavily scouted.
But as the No. 2 man in the organization, fans will start to associate him with everything that goes right — and everything that goes wrong.
David isn’t overly concerned about the increased scrutiny because he knows there is no such thing as a full-proof decision. He also understands how the fans feel because he was in their shoes once.
And if things improve on the floor, he could have other opportunities, like those that developed for predecessors John Hammond (Bucks GM) and Scott Perry (Magic assistant GM).
But those thoughts aren’t dominant.
“It would be a goal of mine to eventually do it, but I can honestly say that if the rest of my career path is simply being the No. 2 person to Joe Dumars, in a lot of ways I can honestly tell you that would be a complete career,” David said.