Detroit Pistons’ Rob Murphy on signing Syracuse’s Buddy Boeheim: How the NBA team scouted him, what they saw, what they liked
Syracuse, N.Y. – It would have been easy for the Detroit Pistons to sign Buddy Boeheim without seeing him play at all this past season. After all, Detroit’s general manager Troy Weaver is a former Syracuse University assistant coach. So too is Pistons assistant general manager Rob Murphy. John Beilein, the team’s senior advisor for player development, is the former Le Moyne College coach whose son, Patrick, coached the Syracuse Stallions this past season and is now the coach at Baldwinsville High School.