The NBA offseason may not officially be here, but more than half the league currently sit on the outside of the postseason looking in and they are all looking at ways to improve so they’re not in the same situation again next season. The Detroit Pistons are one of those teams and it appears that they’re making a hard play to get one of the top coaches on the market.
Per Adrian Wojnarowksi, the Pistons are aggressively trying to hire Stan Van Gundy as the team’s next head coach and president of basketball operations.
The Pistons are trying to compete with the Golden State Warriors, who are aggressively pursuing Van Gundy for their coaching position.
There are many that believe that Van Gundy is the frontrunner to land the Golden State Warriors head coaching job, but this latest development raises the stakes. If the Dubs want to hire Van Gundy, they’ll need to meet whatever the Pistons are offering as the deal is rather sweet.
Then again, it’s possible the Pistons are compensating for being the lesser of the two jobs, and the final decision Van Gundy makes may come down to roster talent and not power.