After having to take a reported 50 per cent pay cut with the Nets, Brian Hill decided the smarter move would be to sign a multi-year deal with the Pistons. Rod Thorn announced that Hill is leaving the first assistant's job with Lawrence Frank for the same job with Detroit's new coach, John Kuester. The Jersey native has been an NBA head coach three times, once with the Grizzlies and twice with the Magic.
- Brian Hill leaving for Pistons - Fred Kerber - New York Post Nets Blog
- Au Revoir, B. Hill - Dave D'Alessandro - Nets Blast
- Hill trades Nets for Pistons' job - Al Iannazzone - The Record
- Pistons add veteran assistant coach Brian Hill - A. Sherrod Blakely - Booth Newspapers