Grand Rapids Drive gets new head coach, GM

Rex Walter
A March 2011 file photo of Rex Walters during an NCAA college basketball game between San Francisco and Pepperdine.

WALKER, Mich. (WOOD) — The Detroit Pistons on Wednesday named new leadership for their D-League affiliate, the Grand Rapids Drive.

Former Kansas Jayhawks player and longtime University of San Francisco coach Rex Walter was named the Drive’s new head coach.

Jon Phelps, who previously served as the Drive’s director of basketball operations, has been promoted to general manager.

The Drive’s previous head coach, Otis Smith, has been promoted to a new job as an assistant coach for the Pistons.

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