Detroit general manager Jeff Bower joins Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast with Woj. Bower discusses the Pistons resurgence and return to the playoffs, executing the vision of coach and president Stan Van Gundy and the franchise’s determination to correct the free throw shooting issues of young star Andre Drummond. Bower lays out the details on the implementation of one of the NBA’s most elaborate scouting departments in Detroit, and how it dramatically differs from the Mom and Pop operation that he ran in New Orleans. Bower also discusses in detail his time as New Orleans GM, when Hurricane Katrina forced the franchise to spend two seasons in Oklahoma City before returning to New Orleans. Bower talks about his own personal journey, from a rural Pennsylvania kid who wanted to be a high school coach and history teacher to an NBA coach, GM and college head coach.