Stan Van Gundy Rumors
“There has to be something … look (laughs), you’re the president of the United States, the leader of the free world, there has to be something more important than getting into it with LaVar Ball or Marshawn Lynch,” Van Gundy told reporters. “I mean, there just has to be something else that you can be spending your time on as president. “I don’t know. I don’t know what it is. I don’t know, North Korea, trade pacts … there just has to be something. It just can’t be at the top of your priority list, I wouldn’t think. But obviously, it is.”
It was also, perhaps, the Pistons best finish of the season, considering the circumstances as they faced their first crisis point coming off their first loss of consecutive games. Van Gundy diversified the offense this year so the Pistons become less dependent on Jackson’s pick-and-roll panache, but he remains their closer. “It’s something Coach and I have talked about,” Jackson said. “We’re going to open it up a lot to start the game, just trying to find out who’s hot. We’ve got a lot of scorers. We’ve got guys who can score in different ways. Dre’s great with the ball in his hands. But down the stretch, I always know he’s going to give me the ball.”
The Orlando Sentinel reported Saturday night that the Orlando Magic is discontinuing its annual professional summer league to play in the Las Vegas Pro Summer League that’s become a mainstay on the NBA’s off-season calendar. “It’s disappointing,” Van Gundy said before the Pistons faced the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night.
Those are two reasons Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy wouldn’t mind coaching Monroe again. He dodged a tampering charge when I asked about Monroe after Tuesday’s practice, but acknowledged he read Monroe’s comments and was not surprised. “I don’t think anybody has to worry about that with Greg,” Van Gundy said. “Greg’s a total pro and he’s going to play hard all the time.”
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