Stan Van Gundy hired by Pistons as coach, president

Stan Van Gundy hired by Pistons as coach, president

Postby laakers on Wed May 14, 2014 10:03 am

Stan Van Gundy hired by Pistons as coach, president

Posted May 14, 2014 12:07 PM

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Pistons say they have hired Stan Van Gundy as their coach and president of basketball operations.

The team will introduce Van Gundy at a news conference Thursday.

Owner Tom Gores said Wednesday that Van Gundy is a proven winner and a teacher who can help shape the franchise. Van Gundy says he's honored to help Gores build the Pistons into a team that competes for championships.

Van Gundy is 371-208 in seven-plus seasons as a coach with Miami and Orlando. He reached the NBA Finals in 2009 with the Magic.

Detroit went 29-53 last season, missing the playoffs for a fifth straight year. That was the end of Joe Dumars' tenure as team president. Coach Maurice Cheeks was fired in February.


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Re: Stan Van Gundy hired by Pistons as coach, president

Postby V.V.V.V.V. on Wed May 14, 2014 9:45 pm

Glad he's off the market too. Not a fan of the master of panic.
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Postby jlkr on Wed May 14, 2014 11:05 pm

I thought he was a decent coach. But he wanted to be more than that... okay. Still plenty of candidates for the Lakers.
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Re: Stan Van Gundy hired by Pistons as coach, president

Postby Barnstable on Thu May 15, 2014 12:30 am

Was very low on my list of Lakers coaches anyway.... moving on
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Re: Stan Van Gundy hired by Pistons as coach, president

Postby Battle Tested20 on Thu May 15, 2014 3:16 am

Barnstable wrote:Was very low on my list of Lakers coaches anyway.... moving on
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Re: Stan Van Gundy hired by Pistons as coach, president

Postby Lakerjones on Thu May 15, 2014 9:52 am

Fine with him being off the list as well. As he himself mentioned, he wasn't really interested in coaching the Lakers anyway.
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Re: Stan Van Gundy hired by Pistons as coach, president

Postby Rooscooter on Thu May 15, 2014 10:23 am

They had to give him the "President" position as well….. only way to get someone to move to Detroit these days.
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Re: Stan Van Gundy hired by Pistons as coach, president

Postby pound4pound1 on Thu May 15, 2014 10:30 am

talk about overpaying...good luck, Ron...no need to panic too much with 50 loss teams
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Re: Stan Van Gundy hired by Pistons as coach, president

Postby Frank Dux on Thu May 15, 2014 10:30 am

He's a good coach, and probably better than the one we'll end up with.
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Re: Stan Van Gundy hired by Pistons as coach, president

Postby Rooscooter on Thu May 15, 2014 12:47 pm

Frank Dux wrote:He's a good coach, and probably better than the one we'll end up with.


I agree….. but we aren't giving anyone the "President" position to get someone to come to LA….. we're banking on the Logo and a pile of money to lure someone.

The average coach last 3.5 years or so…. our next coach stands almost no chance of being here the next time we're ready IMO…..
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Re: Stan Van Gundy hired by Pistons as coach, president

Postby MadMax on Thu May 15, 2014 1:09 pm

Frank Dux wrote:He's a good coach, and probably better than the one we'll end up with.

I sincerely hope not, but i've become a bit more jaded when it comes to our front office decisions as of late...
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Re: Stan Van Gundy hired by Pistons as coach, president

Postby Magic Skywalker on Thu May 15, 2014 1:21 pm

I admit I would've liked SVG as our coach. Of course, he wantes more that we were willing to give him, and I wouldn't have wanted him if we had to give as much as Pistons gave.

There's still a lot of great candidates. Hope we pick good...
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