Tom Gores Rumors

Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy, who is supportive of athletes who choose to kneel during the anthem, wasn’t surprised when Gores clearly stated his position earlier this week. “Tom probably has as much feeling for this country being a great country as anyone,” Van Gundy said. “His family’s immigrant experience here was outstanding and as a result of that, Tom has a great feeling about the country and believes in honoring the country. “But Tom also knows that one of the things that’s great about this country, one of the things that he respects about the country, is the right of free speech.”
“Do I feel good about the model? I feel good about the model,” Gores said. “Stan has a lot of support around him, whether it’s (general manager) Jeff Bower, and then he has support that probably (media) don’t even know about. He has a lot of support. So, I believe in the model. We’re seeing this through, absolutely.”
Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores issued a statement Monday on the matter: “America’s most treasured values include equality and diversity, and the right to effect change through peaceful expression and thoughtful debate. Our players care deeply about our community, and they demonstrate that every day. We support their right to raise awareness in a manner they believe is both thoughtful and impactful. We hope that any response to it will be equally thoughtful.”