May 5, 2012; Orlando, FL, USA; Orlando Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy talks with small forward Hedo Turkoglu (15) during the second quarter of game four in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Detroit Pistons called Stan Van Gundy about head coach job


The Detroit Pistons are one of five teams looking for a head coach at the moment and they’ve reportedly already reached out to a few different names. One of those names is former Orlando Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy, who has been in contact with the Pistons about their head coaching vacancy.

According to Mitch Lawrence from the New York Daily News, Stan Van Gundy has indeed talked to the Pistons but talks reportedly didn’t make it very far due to the level of control Van Gundy is seeking.

Per Mitch Lawrence: 

Stan Van Gundy has also been mentioned. He was recently contacted by the Pistons about their vacancy, but the talks didn’t get anywhere when he asked about getting power over personnel decisions.

Van Gundy is likely holding out for the jobs in Indiana, Houston and Golden State that will be opening up rather soon and he’s a dark horse for the jobs in Minnesota and Utah as well. Either way, he’s likely not going to stay out of work for another year but heading up to Detroit doesn’t seem to be in the cards.

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  • Lawrence Hunt

    Yeah the pistons are screwed. They won’t be getting any good coaches due to there history of firing coaches

    • Keith Richards

      WIth Dumars gone, I disagree.

  • Jonathan Fishpaw

    I would love Stan van gundy

  • Jonathan Fishpaw

    This team needs a real coach

  • Tony ButtSoup DellaMora

    Right Van Gundy is holding out for a job offer from Houston. Where Dwight Howard plays. Who was responsible for him losing his job in Orlando. Another crap article.

  • albertkapustar

    Van gundy is smart for holding out for a say in who plays for him.The head coach gets all the blame for the failures of the front office.The coach actually works with the players and can see what the team needs much better then the business managers.

  • Bob Wise

    I doubt a coach will be hired before a GM. This is a non-story.