The Pistons are finalizing an agreement with former New Orleans GM Jeff Bower that would make him Detroit’s GM, a role in which he would assist president of basketball operations Stan Van Gundy, tweets Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Bower emerged as a candidate for the job Thursday, and apparently he’s beaten out Otis Smith and Stu Jackson, who were the only two known candidates for a few weeks. Spurs assistant GM Scott Layden and former Heat GM Randy Pfund were other latecomers in the race.