Pistons introduce Van Gundy as coach, head of operations
Fri, 16 May 2014 13:14:40 GMT —
Stan Van Gundy expects the Detroit Pistons' front office to be on the same page as the coaching staff.
That shouldn't be too much to ask, considering Van Gundy will be part of both.
Van Gundy was formally introduced by the Pistons on Thursday as their coach and president of basketball operations. Detroit went 29-53 last season, missing the playoffs for a fifth straight year. That was the end of Joe Dumars' tenure as team president. Coach Maurice Cheeks was fired in February.
Van Gundy agreed to a $35 million, five-year contract. He says the Pistons have talent, and he's eager to come in and get to work.