The Detroit Pistons on Thursday added to their contingent of former Orlando Magic employees when they announced they've hired Quentin Richardson to serve as a player development coach and Malik Allen as an assistant coach. Both men played for Stan Van Gundy, the Pistons' president and head coach, when Van Gundy coached the Magic from 2007/08-2011/12.
In addition, the Pistons have also hired Anthony Harvey, who served as the Magic's assistant strength and conditioning coach in the 2013/14 season.
In two seasons with Orlando, Richardson averaged 4.4 points and 2.9 rebounds per game. The team initially signed him to start at small forward, but a trade early in his first season with the club yielded Jason Richardson and Hedo Türkoğlu in return, diminishing the DePaul product's role. After leaving Orlando, he joined the New York Knicks on a free-agent contract, making six appearances across the regular season and playoffs.
Allen made Orlando the final stop in his 10-year career, scoring 23 points in 18 appearances in pinstripes. As he told Philip Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily in September, he's spent some of his retirement creating a recruiting website which connects high-school hoopers with coaches.
The other people formerly associated with the Magic on Van Gundy's crew are Brian Wright and Charles Klask. Wright most recently served as the Magic's Director of Collegiate Scouting. Klask, who left the Magic following the 2010/11 season, served as the team's scouting information manager.