College - Kansas
Bill Pope is entering his seventh season as assistant coach/advance scout with the Pistons . In his current position, Pope assists the coaching staff during training camp and the playoffs, serves as advance scout and was an assistant coach for the Pistonsí 2010 summer league unit . Pope joined the Pistons as an assistant coach/video coordinator in 2004.

Prior to the Pistons, Pope spent 15 seasons as a college coach . During the 2003-04 season he was an assistant coach at Youngstown State after serving six years as head basketball coach at NCAA Division II Lincoln University in Missouri . He was responsible for a dramatic turnaround at Lincoln as the schoolís head coach . His 2000-01 squad shared the Heartland Conference Championship and Pope was named Heartland Conference Coach of the Year . Additionally, the program was named NCAA Division IIís Most Improved Team by virtue of winning 20 games following a two-win season as an independent.

Pope graduated from Kansas in 1988 with a Bachelorís Degree in education, where he also served as a manager for the Jayhawks basketball team and head coach Larry Brown for five seasons . His time at Kansas included five NCAA Tournament berths, a Final Four appearance in 1986 and a National Championship in 1988 . He joined Brownís staff with the San Antonio Spurs in 1989 . Pope and his wife, Lesa, have two children, Ryan and Hallie.