Duane BurtonDuane Burton is currently in his fourth season as team coordinator of esports for Pistons GT, where he serves as the head coach and deals with the day-to-day coaching duties, basketball strategy, team operations and player management. Burton burst onto the NBA2K League scene in 2018, leading Pistons GT to a 9-5 overall record that included a playoff appearance and NBA2K League Coach of the Year honors in the club’s inaugural season. Burton has been with the Detroit Pistons since 2008, working as a Game Operations Manager for the last 13 seasons. Burton oversees the Pistons entertainment teams and handles in-game programming and promotional activations. In coordination with the marketing team, he had an instrumental part in the Pistons earning the 2016 NBA Team Marketing Campaign of the Year. His additional roles have included promotional efforts for Palace Sports & Entertainment for concerts and viewing parties, as well as various other team outings. Burton also has experience on the hardwood, bringing eight years of Jr. NBA and high school coaching experience into his head coaching role with Pistons GT. The Detroit, MI native previously served in the military for four years, spending time abroad with specials ops units across Germany, France, Baghdad, Italy and Spain. Aside from his time serving, Burton has always resided in Detroit.

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