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April 19, 2015 Updates

CBS Boston: Were you a little surprised that you didn’t get any kind of an opportunity with a new coaching regime in Detroit (with Stan Van Gundy) in your second season in the league? Gigi Datome: I wanted to have an opportunity with the Pistons because it was my original team. They made the choice to prefer other players, so I couldn’t do anything about it and just accepted this season, be a good teammate and wait for my opportunity. It didn’t arrive there, it arrived here and I’m happy about it. CBS Local

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Stan Van Gundy, the Pistons' president of basketball operations and head coach, said he was in no position to comment on a potential tampering violation of which he has no knowledge, but that the Pistons are "going to try to keep Greg, there's no question about that." Van Gundy and Monroe both said they have stayed away from business discussions during the season, and that this report was no different. "Greg and I have not spent any time talking about that," Van Gundy said. "I don't think it would be appropriate, number one, to be focusing on anything beyond the rest of the season until the season's over." Booth Newspapers

As for unrestricted free agent Greg Monroe, the Pistons felt it was important to bring him back after an 11-game absence with a sore knee to integrate him into the rotation in case he re-signs. Monroe will be an attractive target because of his ability to score in the post and rebound. He is averaging 16.1 points and a career-best 10.5 rebounds this season despite teammate Andre Drummond being among the league leaders in rebounds. “From a coaching standpoint, if we’re fortunate enough to get Greg back here next year, I need to figure out how to make it work,” Van Gundy said. “It’s not that it can’t work. The more games you can get under your belt with those guys playing together, the easier it will be for me to figure that out. “I think you go back to right after Christmas and it was Greg and Andre together, and our offense was rolling along pretty good. So there’s certain ways to play two big guys.” Boston Globe

April 4, 2015 Updates

Greg Monroe and Van Gundy are finalists for Pro Basketball Writers Association awards. Monroe is a finalist for the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship award which goes to a player who shows outstanding service and commitment to his community. Van Gundy is a finalist for the Rudy Tomjanovich Award which goes to the coach who is cooperative with the media and the fans. Detroit Free Press

April 2, 2015 Updates

Bower was pleased with the way the Drive's on-court operation mirrored that of Stan Van Gundy's with the Pistons. "I thought that was a strength going into the year, and it's a strength as we wrap up," he said. "Our comfort level with knowing what, for example, Quincy Miller would find when he got here (Grand Rapids) was very high." Booth Newspapers

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Van Gundy steered the club to one NBA Finals appearance in 2009 before being fired after the 2011-12 season. And that begs the question: Will the Magic, in time, ever put Van Gundy in their hall of fame? "There is no chance — absolutely no chance," Van Gundy laughed. "Not the way things went down at the end. I guess if there's a whole different group of people here — possibly. But not with the current group. That ain't happening." Orlando Sentinel

March 12, 2015 Updates
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Van Gundy, who communicates frequently with Gores, said before the game that he knows that Gores doesn't like how the season has unfolded. "I think he's disappointed, quite honestly," Van Gundy said. "We were right there at the break, feeling like we had a chance. I think he's probably as disappointed and as frustrated as we are, but still very supportive and on board. Tom's got a lot of resolve, he's a resolute guy, he doesn't give in easily. He'd be the perfect guy to coach, quite honestly." Detroit Free Press

March 6, 2015 Updates

They might as well have been ranked with a bullet, because Stan Van Gundy's goal is to beef up the analytics department even more. The Pistons were represented by four front-office members at the weekend Sloan Sports Analytics Conference held annually at MIT: assistant general manager Ken Catanella, who heads up the Pistons analytics department; Pat Garrity, director of strategic planning; Andrew Loomis, executive director of basketball operations; and Jorge Costa, software engineer who works hand in hand with Catanella. NBA.com

March 1, 2015 Updates

Against that backdrop, the Pistons will make another run at Monroe this year, and they have five years and more money than any other team can pay him to offer. If they choose to do so, they might be back in the Monroe business next year, Falk said. "Absolutely, absolutely," Detroit is one of the teams Monroe would consider, Falk said. Booth Newspapers

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