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Are Pistons trying to poach Nets execs, including assistant GM Jeff Peterson?

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According to several reports Monday, the Pistons are interested in two of the Nets key executives, assistant GM Jeff Peterson and Director of Player Personnel J.R. Holden, both hired in the last year.

Peterson, who came from the Hawks a year ago, is one of two Nets assistant GM’s. The other is Andy Birdsong, also a 2019 hire. They replaced Trajan Langdon as assistant GM of the Nets. Peterson spent seven seasons as a member of the Hawks front office, including three as assistant GM before joining the Nets.

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Holden and Warriors assistant GM Mike Dunleavy are among the executives on the Pistons’ radar as they look to fill another big job, assistant GM, per SNY’s Ian Begley. Holden worked for the Pistons as a scout after retiring from European basketball in 2018. After spending 2019 with the 76ers, the Nets hired Holden as director of player personnel, traditionally a scouting job in Brooklyn.

Holden won two EuroLeague titles and went to the Final Four eight straight times as a player for CSKA Moscow. He was also part of nine straight Russian league championship teams. Mikhail Prokhorov owned CSKA during most of Holden’s career.

Along with interim head coach Jacque Vaughn, Peterson and Holden are the highest-ranking African-American executives in Brooklyn’s basketball operations.