HoopsHype Stan Van Gundy rumors

January 27, 2015 Updates

The Pistons have an open roster spot, and Van Gundy said a third point guard likely will be with the Pistons by the end of the week. Despite trade speculation, Van Gundy dismissed the idea of dealing anything of value just to add a third point guard. "We want to give ourselves every chance, so we want to get some help, but we won't mortgage anything in terms of the future," Van Gundy said. "We're not going to go out and give away assets, picks or anything like that. No, we're not gonna do that." That means a temporary solution probably could be found in the D-League, with a 10-day contract. Detroit Free Press

January 25, 2015 Updates

Josh Lewenberg: Former Raptor D.J. Augustin starts for Jennings. SVG says Pistons will look to pick up third PG Twitter @JLew1050

January 22, 2015 Updates

Gores said Wednesday the poor start never made him wonder if he had put the future of his franchise in the hands of the wrong man after giving Van Gundy $35 million over five years to serve as the Pistons' head coach and team president. "Never," Gores said at halftime of the Pistons' 128-118 victory over Orlando at The Palace. "Never. You got that on the record? Never. We have an amazing guy. I'm so, so proud that we got him here to Detroit. "There was no trepidation at all." Booth Newspapers

Gores said he gave Smith the golden parachute because he believes in his coach. "Even before Stan came on, we talked about the future and building the future," Gores said. "Stan didn't just call me one day and say, 'This is what we have to do.' We had been talking for a few months about how we were going to get this team into the future. "Josh is a great talent but we had so many other great talents on the team that we really needed the ball being in more hands. So as much as a lot of people think this decision was made overnight, really it was made over a good month and a half. "We weren't delivering. We weren't winning. It was a process." Booth Newspapers

January 17, 2015 Updates

"I'm really, really happy with the guys we have here right now," Van Gundy said. "I'm really, really happy with our culture, and how guys are working. It's what it needs to be. And I thought that was one of the biggest things this year. I think getting our front office in order to really do a good job in that process, and getting the culture right, were bigger things even than winning games this year. Booth Newspapers

January 13, 2015 Updates

At every stop, he's routinely asked about his surprising move of releasing Josh Smith with well over $27 million left on his contract, and the answer is so common it almost feels like the words are rehearsed. But perhaps he wants to show his acumen as an executive with such statements about the unheralded Tolliver and Anthony. "A lot of times all people focus on is major moves, but if you really look at the way people build teams, it's little by little," Van Gundy said. Detroit News

January 12, 2015 Updates

"Stan and I, fortunately for both of us, we've had such a great chemistry and communication with each other since he's come on board, really from our first meeting," Gores said. "Stan is a very thorough guy ... for me, what was comfortable was knowing Stan is such a good coach, and with him, if we're 5-23, which we were, something's not right. "It's not just making a rotation change. I know he was working as hard as possible ... it was very collaborative with each other, like I would do with a CEO. I really challenged Stan to think creatively." NBA.com

"I think it's interesting how intangibles come into play," Gores said. "Our young guys are getting more minutes. We did get Meeks back and that's something you can't ignore, Having Jodie, first of all, he has great energy. Even if he doesn't have a great game he helps the team. He helps KCP (second-year shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope). "Meeks has been a big part of us coming back. And, really, letting Stan run the system he wants. Having Josh and Monroe, It just wasn't working. There just wasn't enough room." NBA.com

January 9, 2015 Updates
January 8, 2015 Updates

It was a gaffe made for t-shirts and bumper stickers. It already has become a rallying cry for Detroit Pistons fans. A national television sports show carried an instructional segment on how to do it properly. "Form a (bleeping) wall." Booth Newspapers

Detroit fans, already stung by an officiating controversy in the Lions' NFL playoff loss Sunday here in Dallas, and who already embrace the "Detroit vs. Everybody" concept, latched on to Van Gundy's plea. "That's funny," Van Gundy said, when told fans have taken his words as symbolism. "It's a one-tenth-of-a-second-to-go play, where it would take a miracle anyway, and all of a sudden, that's the deal. But who knows? If they're having fun with it, it's great. Because it's been tough for our fans this year. So if they're finding something to have fun with, I'm all for it." Booth Newspapers

January 6, 2015 Updates
December 31, 2014 Updates

Stan Van Gundy, who coached the Magic for five seasons, said his current position as president and head coach of the Pistons will prove to be his last job. "I've got five years and I'll be 60 and I've promised my wife, seriously, (that he will retire). I wanted one more shot at it, but I've got a great owner, a great situation with great tradition and I should be able to get it turned around in the time that he's given me. If I don't, I don't." USA Today Sports

December 30, 2014 Updates

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