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2016 Offseason Preview: Detroit Pistons

After a six-year postseason absence, the Detroit Pistons had their most successful season since a long run throughout the 2000s and returned to the playoffs. Despite being swept by the Cavaliers in the first round, the Pistons were competitive throughout the series and the franchise is moving in a positive direction. Stan Van Gundy has now had two full years to build the type of...
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LeBron James cries foul on being unable to draw foul calls

LeBron James expressed frustration with the surprisingly low number of foul calls he’s drawn in the postseason, arguing that the amount of contact he’s receiving in the paint should be enough for the refs to blow their whistles. “I know I’m getting hit, grabbed and pushed just like everybody else out on the floor,” James told the media Wednesday, via
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Van Gundy open to Drummond shooting FTs underhanded

When you’re a career 38 percent shooter from the charity stripe, it’s probably time to start experimenting with some bold new strategies. Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy certainly thinks so in his increasingly Sisyphean attempts to solve the dilemma posed by center Andre Drummond’s notorious bricklaying at the free throw line. Van Gundy was asked on Thursday about the possibility...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Van Gundy spoke to Stanley Johnson about LeBron remarks

Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy may or may not have had a little chat about maturity this week with rookie forward Stanley Johnson. After the Cleveland Cavaliers blew out Detroit in Game 2, Johnson said he is not afraid of LeBron James and that he even thinks he is in the four-time NBA MVP’s head. Knowing that LeBron doesn’t need any added motivation in the series...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy gets testy with reporter over LeBron question

It’s understandable that Stan Van Gundy wasn’t in the best of moods Wednesday night after the Detroit Pistons lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers by a score of 107-90 to go down 0-2 in their first-round series. And one reporter suffered the wrath of Van Gundy’s sour disposition after he asked the Pistons head coach about LeBron James’ playing time during the game. After poor...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy has great line about fine for criticizing refs

Stan Van Gundy was fined $25,000 by the NBA due to critical comments about officiating he made during the Detroit Pistons’ Game 1 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, during which he argued that LeBron James doesn’t get offensive fouls called on him. The Pistons head coach arguably was trying to work the officials into watching James more closely while also attempting to get his...
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April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

LeBron on Van Gundy: I don’t get caught up in ‘shenanigans’

Stan Van Gundy wasted no time trying to work the officials during Game 1 of the Detroit Pistons’ playoff series against the Cleveland Cavaliers. In short, Van Gundy wants to see more fouls called on LeBron James. As you might expect, LeBron isn’t worried about it. After practice on Tuesday, James shared his thoughts with reporters. “Stan has gotten the better of me in a playoff...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy is pissed off about everything

Stan Van Gundy wasn’t a happy camper for multiple reasons following the Detroit Pistons’ 106-101 Game 1 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Pistons head coach’s first gripe was over a key technical foul given to Detroit point guard Reggie Jackson. The Pistons were down 96-92 with just under three and a half minutes remaining in the game, and Jackson was T’d up after arguing...
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April 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy gives blunt assessment of playoff officiating

Everyone loves a good Stan Van Gundy quote, and the notoriously blunt Pistons coach had quite the assessment of how the NBA Playoffs – and particularly LeBron James – are officiated. Van Gundy told ESPN’s Lisa Salters after the first quarter of the Pistons-Cavaliers game on Sunday that, after a few controversial non-calls where it appeared that James could have potentially...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy: Get rid of instant replay in all sports

Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy is not a fan of instant replay, so much so that he would like to see it eliminated not only from basketball, but all sports. Before the Pistons played the Brooklyn Nets on Monday, Van Gundy went on a rant about how he’s not a fan of the process, via The Brooklyn Game’s Devin Kharpertian: “If it were up to me, in all of sports, we’d...
Via The Comeback
February 02, 2016  |  Discuss

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