NBA Rumors: Stan Van Gundy could bring Otis Smith to Detroit Pistons


May 2, 2012; Orlando, FL, USA; Orlando Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy reacts after a turnover by his team during the fourth quarter of game three in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the Amway Center. Indiana defeated Orlando, 97-74. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-USA TODAY Sports

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Detroit Pistons and Stan Van Gundy are close to finalizing a deal to make him their next head coach.

Van Gundy will not only be among the highest paid coaches in the NBA, but he is also going to have control over personnel, something he didn’t have with the Orlando Magic. If Van Gundy does take the job, he may bring Otis Smith with him. Smith was his general manager in Orlando.

When Van Gundy was fired by the Magic, Smith chose to leave the team as well and the two have an excellent relationship.

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