HoopsHype Stan Van Gundy rumors

June 2, 2014 Updates
June 1, 2014 Updates

Marc Stein: Stan Van Gundy on hunt for day-to-day to GM to help him in his new dual role of coach/team prez. Word is no decision yet but getting closer Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

May 30, 2014 Updates

The team said Malone and two more assistants, Bob Beyer and Charles Klask, are joining Stan Van Gundy's staff. Malone was an assistant on Van Gundy's staff at the Orlando Magic, from 2007-12. He also was a Pistons assistant coach in 1989-90 when Detroit won consecutive NBA championships under Chuck Daly. USA Today Sports

May 27, 2014 Updates

Stan Van Gundy’s reputation makes it likely good people would have wanted to work at his side no matter what the circumstances of his hiring had been. But the unique consolidation of power Tom Gores offered Van Gundy sure hasn’t hurt the quality of candidate looking to join forces with him in Detroit. “The people we hire will be great,” Van Gundy said, “and the people we decide not to hire will be great. The quality of people that want to come and work here in Detroit has been overwhelming.” NBA.com

May 25, 2014 Updates

"Dan Gilbert has some selfish interests for saying what he said," Van Gundy said on 105.1 FM in Detroit. "I think we know what those are. Finally I think he has enough to worry about with his own team than worrying about us." FOXSports.com

May 24, 2014 Updates

Stan Van Gundy has some advice for Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert: worry about your own team. After Gilbert said in a radio interview that the Pistons should remove "Detroit" from its name because they play in Auburn Hills, Van Gundy fired back at the Detroit native. "Dan Gilbert has some selfish interests for saying what he said," Van Gundy said on 105.1 FM in Detroit. "I think we know what those are. Finally I think he has enough to worry about with his own team than worrying about us." 6ABC.com

May 23, 2014 Updates

It looks like Stan Van Gundy is reaching into the Detroit Pistons’ glorious past for help in returning the franchise to relevance. Former assistant Brendan Malone (a disciple of Hall of Fame coach Chuck Daly) is expected to join Van Gundy’s staff in a similar role, a source with firsthand knowledge of the situation told the Free Press today. The source requested anonymity because the organization is waiting for Van Gundy to complete the staff before an official announcement. Detroit Free Press

While four-time NBA champion and three-time Coach of the Year Gregg Popovich is thought to be earning $6 million annually with the Spurs, Steve Kerr, a man with absolutely zero coaching experience at any level, just signed a deal worth $5 million annually from the Warriors to become their next head coach. Stan Van Gundy and Doc Rivers both received $7 million to coach their teams and have the final say in roster decisions, with both inevitably having to hire again a general manager to do the bulk of the leg work on the roster construction, while Coach of the Year Tom Thibodeau had to fight for his $4 million. HoopsHype

May 19, 2014 Updates
May 18, 2014 Updates

Izzo was offered the same five-year, $35 million offer to coach and run the Pistons that Van Gundy eventually accepted last week. Izzo also declined when Cleveland fired Mike Brown and called for the second time in four years. Hoiberg, too, appears content to remain in college coaching, at least for now. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

May 17, 2014 Updates

New Detroit Pistons president and head coach Stan Van Gundy isn't a huge fan of the NBA Draft Combine. Appearing on the Dan Patrick Show, he was asked if you could really tell anything from it. "I probably shouldn't say this, I'll probably upset some people, but no," Van Gundy said. "Because, look, they're going to do the measurements on guys and some of that's important -- just like at the NFL combine; the skill workouts and things like that can be of some value -- but basketball is a game of decisions. and the decision-makers -- guys who know when to shoot, when to pass -- those are the guys who become great players. And we can't see any of that here. "The real advantage is that your people get a chance to sit down and talk to these guys in interviews," he continued. "I think that is very valuable and important, but the way they've watered it down over the years, the stuff on the court I don't think is very valuable. But you still have to watch it." CBSSports.com

May 16, 2014 Updates

Tim Kawakami: NBA source: The Warriors had informal, testing-the-water discussions with Iowa State Fred Hoiberg before hiring Steve Kerr. My understanding is that Hoiberg and the Warriors were just measuring each other's interest and there was no offer or true interview. The Warriors' final candidate pool: Steve Kerr & Stan Van Gundy in deep negotiations, with Lionel Hollins and Hoiberg pending. Twitter @timkawakami

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