Detroit Pistons land Stan Van Gundy as head coach

Published Add your comment

Football News

Stan Van Gundy has an agreement in principe with the Detroit Pistons to become their new coach and president of basketball operations. are reporting that contracts have been verbally agreed for a five-year deal worth around $35 million and that it will be put to paper by Wednesday.

Golden State Warriors were in the running to land the former Miami and Orlando coach, but appear to have lost out to Detroit.

Van Gundy has never had a losing record with a team and the Pistons will be looking to turn around six straight losing record seasons.

Van Gundy is one of the first moves for coaching appointments during the playoffs with many coaches already being sacked.

Steve Kerr is expected to head to the New York Knicks whilst Van Gundy, who's experience is more on the sidelines than in the front-office area, decided to avoid the allure of returning to Northern California to coach the Warriors.

The Warriors however have now reportedly given up on signing Van Gundy, given this development, and are turning their attentions to Steve Kerr to see if they can lure him away from the expected move to New York.

Golden State Warriors
Detroit Pistons
New York Knicks

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - NBA Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again