UPDATE: According to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski, The Pistons and Van Gundy are negotiating a 5 year, 35 million dollar deal.
Stan Van Gundy and Detroit are negotiating on a five-year, $35M deal, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) May 13, 2014
It look like the Pistons have found their top target to lead their team in the future both as head coach and as general manager.
According to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein, former Miami Heat and Orlando Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy has become the number one target for Pistons personnel to fill both their coaching and player personnel needs.
In a move to lure the former Miami and Orlando coach from the open Golden State head coaching gig, the Pistons have offered Van Gundy the opening coaching gig as well as naming him the President of Basketball Operations.
According to Stein, Warriors officials expect Van Gundy to bypass the Golden State job and be accept Detroit’s offer to become their head coach and president of basketball operations.
The Van Gundys have been very vocal in the past about how the Pistons organization has been run. It was Stan Van Gundy that railroaded the Pistons team for protesting John Kuester, calling the team weak and childish in 2011.
Last year, it was brother and ESPN broadcaster Jeff Van Gundy firing away at the organization for it’s consistent firing of coaches year after year.
Stein also reports that Pistons owner Tom Gores played a major part in convincing Van Gundy to consider the job. Gores sold the current broadcaster for NBC Sports that he could have a role similar to Pat Riley, while also coaching.
So what say you Pistons faithful? Is this a good move for the Pistons?
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