The Pistons said on their Web site that the former director of player personnel is expected to assume his new role in Seattle as soon as contract details are finalized. Sonics spokesman Tom Savage would not confirm Perry had been hired as of Thursday afternoon, but said an announcement was likely coming soon.
Perry was hired by the Pistons as a college scout in 2000. Before that, he was coach at Eastern Kentucky for three seasons.
•Bucks extend contracts of Bogut, Villanueva:
The Milwaukee Bucks picked up the final option years on the contracts of center Andrew Bogut and forward Charlie Villanueva on Thursday.
Bogut, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2005 draft, and Villanueva, the seventh pick that year, are now signed through the 2008-09 season.
As part of the new collective bargaining agreement, their rookie contracts in 2005 were two years in length, with team options for the third and fourth seasons.
Bogut, 22, averaged career highs in points (12.3), rebounds (8.0) and assists (3.0) in 66 games last season.
Villanueva, 22, appeared in 39 games and averaged 11.8 points and 5.8 rebounds.