HoopsHype Stan Van Gundy rumors

August 7, 2014 Updates

Hardaway --- who will join Brendan Malone, Bob Beyer, Charles Klask and former Heat forward Malik Allen on Van Gundy’s staff --- said a coaching job on Erik Spoelstra’s staff wasn’t realistic because “there are guys before me here and I didn’t want to take anything from them.” The Heat acquired Hardaway and Chris Gatling from Golden State, for Kevin Willis and Bimbo Coles, in a midseason trade in 1995-96, and Hardaway and Mourning --- over the next 5 ½ seasons --- led the Heat to its most success as a franchise up to that point, though kidney disease sidelined Mourning for most of Hardaway's final season with the team. Miami Herald

Longtime NBA executive Jeff Nix will join the Detroit Pistons, as Stan Van Gundy continues to fill out his front office. Nix has been hired as an assistant general manager, two people with knowledge of the situation told the Free Press this afternoon. Detroit Free Press

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As the Pistons shift focus away from free agency and toward rounding out their staffs, they have several hires to make, Van Gundy said. The list includes at least two more assistant coaches and one video coordinator, and perhaps one specialized coach, such as a big-man or shooting coach. The team also has to hire several pro and college scouts. Its only scout hirings so far have been advance scout Art Luptowski, the longtime former head coach at American International College (Mass.), and pro personnel scout Al Walker, who worked as an Orlando Magic scout when Van Gundy coached there. Booth Newspapers

July 15, 2014 Updates

Mark Hughes, the New York Knicks director of pro personnel, is a finalist and strong favorite for the Detroit Pistons’ assistant general manager opening, a league sources informed CSNNW.com. Hughes, 47, recently interviewed with Stan Van Gundy, the team’s head coach and president of basketball operations, and “made a good impression,” one source said, who each spoke on the condition of anonymity due to the sensitive nature of the process. CSNNW.com

July 14, 2014 Updates

Stan Van Gundy gave his most direct assessment to date on Greg Monroe's free agency today, and for the first time admitted he finds some of the uncertainty a bit unnerving. That doesn't change anything, the Detroit Pistons' president of basketball operations and head coach stressed, because the plan is in place no matter what Monroe decides or whose palms sweat in getting there. "There's not really anything going on there right now," Van Gundy said. "There's not really a whole lot more that can go on. We'll just see where the situation takes us. "Look, I'm not sweating it right now, because there's nothing that we can do at this point." Booth Newspapers

July 9, 2014 Updates

The Pistons announced Monday that Wright was leaving the Magic’s organization, where he started in 2006 as an intern. He rose to become the Magic’s director of college scouting. He worked in the organization while Pistons president of basketball operations and coach Stan Van Gundy was coaching the Magic. He jumped at the chance to join him in Detroit. “That was a big draw for me,” Wright said. “Knowing the type of person that he is, the work that he does, his consistency as a person and as a coach was a big draw for me so I get to work with him.” Detroit Free Press

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That doesn’t mean he’s not trying, though. Using his connection with Stan Van Gundy, his former head coach with the Orlando Magic and now the head coach and president of basketball operations for Detroit, he got himself an invite to Summer League for a chance to prove himself. Van Gundy guaranteed him nothing in providing the opportunity, but Cook is hoping to make the most of it, if only to show his gratitude to Van Gundy. “He was one of the first guys I called in being a free agent because I’m very comfortable with his offense,” Cook said. “I look back at my career, and he’s one of the few coaches that really cared about me and held me accountable. When you’re young, you don’t realize that. I’ve been at home with my kids and my wife, and I’ve matured during that process. (Van Gundy) gave me a shot to come down here. I’m ready.” Basketball Insiders

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