Pistons hire Polinsky as director of player personnel & sign second-round pick Bruce Brown Jr.

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 24: Bruce Brown Jr. #11 of the Miami Hurricanes dunks the basketball during the overtime period against the Louisville Cardinals at The Watsco Center on January 24, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)

The Detroit Pistons have hired Gregg Polinsky as director of player personnel.

The Pistons also announced Saturday they had signed second-round draft pick Bruce Brown Jr. and waived guard Dwight Buycks. Detroit later officially announced the signings of free agents Glenn Robinson III and Jose Calderon.

Polinsky comes to the Pistons from the Brooklyn Nets. He spent the last 19 seasons with them in various roles, most recently as director of college scouting, and was the coach at Georgia Southern from 1995-99.

The 6-foot-5 Brown was taken with the 42nd pick in this year's draft. He averaged 11.4 points a game last season at Miami.

Buycks averaged 7.4 points in 29 games for the Pistons last season.