“Anybody who says they’re not surprised by his 3-point shooting based on what he did in college is lying,” remarked Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy. “I mean, if there’s somebody who said, ‘Oh, look, I knew he’d knock down 50 percent of his 3’s,’ even though he made (34) percent of them from the college line, they’re lying. And I’m sure there’s somebody saying that, that they knew. But they’re lying.”
Stan Van Gundy, Steve Kerr and Greg Popovich are the NBA’s most outspoken coaches, not hesitant to voice their opinions on social issues and not concerned about any controversy that might result. “Steve and I have texted back and forth on several occasions when things come up, a lot of times to say, ‘Wow, wasn’t it great what Pops said!’ ” Van Gundy said Friday, before his Detroit Pistons faced Kerr’s Golden State Warriors at Little Caesars Arena.