Stan Van Gundy Rumors
The ex-Pistons point guard was waived by the New York Knicks on Monday, a transaction Jennings reportedly asked for, and is likely to wind up elsewhere. And that’s straight from the mouth of Jeff Schwartz, Jennings’ agent who contacted Pistons president-coach Stan Van Gundy. “He’s going to go to Charlotte,” Van Gundy told a group of Detroit reporters Monday afternoon. “I wasn’t surprised because I heard about it this morning. His agent contacted me and told me what was going on, so I guess I wasn’t surprised.
Vincent Ellis: Stan Van Gundy scoops everybody and says Jennings headed to Charlotte. I don’t see it anywhere else. #Hornets
Jackson’s decision drew the ire of some on social media, in part because of the distance and nature of the shot, coming with 11 seconds remaining on the shot clock. Detroit had just taken the lead for the first time since mid-second quarter, erasing a 15-point third-quarter deficit on a pair of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope triples. “I’m going to be really honest here,” Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said. “I was looking down at my card — I had already called the play, the shot went up quick and I basically said, ‘What the hell happened?’ I know there was plenty of time. “I didn’t see the play, I was looking next play. I can’t comment, I really can’t. I don’t know if it was a good shot or not.”
“And their window is far from closing,” Van Gundy said. “It’s one thing if you’re a team that’s really up there in age and you’ve got to do something right now, but they don’t. Plus, I look at it with the injuries Cleveland’s had and everything else, I mean, why can’t they make a run? They’re the No. 2 team in the East right now. Why can’t they make a run?”