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Pistons hire ex-Dodgers exec Mannion as business prez

Posted Sep 6 2011 12:09PM

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Pistons have picked Dennis Mannion as their new president of business operations.

The team announced the hiring Tuesday and said Joe Dumars will remain the president of basketball operations.

Mannion was fired as president of Los Angeles Dodgers by team owner Frank McCourt nearly a year ago.

He joined the Dodgers in 2007 as their CEO after working as an executive for the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche along with the Baltimore Ravens and Philadelphia Phillies.

Mannion replaces Alan Ostfield, who was fired in June by the Pistons' new owner, Tom Gores.

Gores says Mannion is well qualified and brings a fresh perspective to the organization.


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