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STAN VAN GUNDY RUMORS

Former Magic General Manager Otis Smith taking over Pistons’ D-League team

Stan Van Gundy is getting the band back together in Detroit. The Pistons are preparing to name former Magic general manager Otis Smith the head coach of the D-League’s Grand Rapids Drive, the Detroit Free Press reports. Smith served as the Magic’s general manager during Van Gundy’s tenure and was part of the management team that drafted Dwight Howard, ultimately succeeding...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy tapping Otis Smith for D-League coach

“Sources told ESPN.com that Pistons president and coach Stan Van Gundy has targeted [Otis] Smith — his former boss and close associate in Orlando — to move to the coaching side of the business by taking charge of Detroit’s new D-League expansion team [Grand Rapids Drive], which will begin play this season in nearby Grand Rapids, Mich. ” –Marc Stein of ESPN.com
Via Orlando Magic Daily
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Van Gundy wants to keep Greg Monroe and trade Josh Smith

Stan Van Gundy is hoping to keep Greg Monroe in Detroit. But several teams have expressed interest in acquiring the young big man, and the Phoenix Suns are reportedly first in line. [We] tried to make a very strong case for ourselves and for our organization. I think that we’ve tried to make him understand […] The post Van Gundy wants to keep Greg Monroe and trade Josh Smith...
Via Champs Nation
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Free agents to target

The Detroit Pistons have a couple of needs to address when free agency begins tonight, July 1, at midnight Eastern time. Some big names are ready to hit the market — Carmelo Anthony, all of the Heat’s “Big Three”, Luol Deng, Pau Gasol, Dirk Nowitzki, Lance Stephenson — so this should be an exciting couple of weeks. The Pistons likely won’t land any of these big names...
Via isportsweb.com
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Analyzing the Spencer Dinwiddie pick

The Detroit Pistons drafted Colorado guard Spencer Dinwiddie with the 38th pick of the 2014 NBA Draft. If the name doesn’t sound familiar, that’s because Dinwiddie has been sidelined since January and wasn’t able to bolster his draft stock much. Regardless of the injury, there is no denying that he had a very impressive career with the Buffaloes. Dinwiddie came to Colorado...
Via isportsweb.com
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons mock draft: Predicting the 38th pick

Nik Stauskas The Detroit Pistons have to wait 37 picks until their turn comes in this Thursday’s NBA Draft. The Pistons’ No. 38 pick will not be nearly as exciting as their No. 8 overall pick would have been, had they not lost it. The dream of getting an elite shooter like Nik Stauskas or Doug McDermott, or extra frontcourt depth with the  likes Julius Randle, Noah Vonleh or...
Via isportsweb.com
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Grand Rapids D-League franchise named

The Detroit Pistons watched the naming of their NBA D-League affiliate get announced at a press conference today: the Grand Rapids Drive. Drive team president Steve Jbara made the announcement, and the president of the D-League and the Pistons’ CEO were in attendance. The name, which works perfectly as the automotive counterpart to the Piston name, was chosen by fans in an online...
Via isportsweb.com
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Regner: Hiring Van Gundy a good start for Pistons

It's been tough sledding for Detroit Pistons fans for quite a while, and apparently it's been a rough ride for Pistons owner Tom Gores, too. Gores was all smiles when he introduced his new coach and president of basketball operations, Stan Van Gundy, to the public at the Palace last Thursday. Gores admitted that his NBA learning curve was something that took a little longer...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Stan Van Gundy agrees to become Pistons coach

The Detroit Pistons have hired former Magic coach Stan Van Gundy to run their basketball operations and coach the team as well according to Adrian Wojnarowski. ESPN sources say Pistons & Stan Van Gundy have reached agreement in principle to make SVG their new coach/president of basketball ops — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) May 14, 2014 Pistons & SVG reach agreement in principle...
Via Thacover2
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Warriors reportedly have reached out to Stan Van Gundy

Well, that was quick. The Golden State Warriors recently fired head coach Mark Jackson, and it looks like they organization is not wasting any time when it comes to finding his replacement. One of the names that has been linked to the job is Stan Van Gundy, and Marc Spears of Yahoo! can confirm that the team has already contacted him. Via Yahoo: The Golden State Warriors contacted...
Via Pass The Pill
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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