Stan Van Gundy Rumors
Van Gundy has been called for jury duty at Oakland County Circuit Court, he revealed after today’s morning shootaround for a 7:30 p.m. game against the Denver Nuggets. So that’s how Van Gundy will spend the first day of the Pistons’ eight-day All-Star break. Van Gundy was notified of the jury call back in October, he said.
He tried playing the I’m-coach-of-the-Pistons card, but apparently they have pocket schedules in circuit court, too. “I got called in training camp and tried to put it off until the end of the year. They looked at our schedule and said, ‘February 11th,’ ” Van Gundy said.
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The report, by Chris Sheridan of SheridanHoops.com citing an anonymous NBA source, states Jennings could “very well end up in Brooklyn” in a trade that would send Nets power forward Thaddeus Young to Detroit. “I got my email today from (general manager) Jeff (Bower) with all the discussions that have gone on, and there was no mention of Brooklyn and no mention of Brandon in any of it,” Van Gundy said. “But hey, with the way you guys make (expletive) up this time of the year, it’s always interesting to me to find out stuff that you guys know we’re talking about that we don’t know we’re talking about. I find it interesting and amusing.”
“I read it. I thought it was funny,” Van Gundy said. “I read some stuff. I don’t read everything. I don’t really read much of what you write about us, but I read all the rumor stuff nationally. Not everyday – I don’t have time – but I’ll go on and I’ll look. It’s always funny. And you guys know it too — 99.9 percent of the stuff that’s out there will never happen. Mostly because 98 percent of it’s just made up. It’s just made up.”