Player Page

Stan Van Gundy | Center

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (62) / 8/26/1955

Latest News

Recent News

The Toronto Raptors are unlikely to pursue Stan Van Gundy for their head coaching vacancy.
SVG was recently let go by the Pistons and is still trying to land his next gig. Mike Budenholzer, as well as Raptors assistants Rex Kalamian and Nick Nurse are the leading candidates. May 13 - 10:33 AM
Source: Real GM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days

Player News


Stan Van Gundy said he was willing to give up his front office duties and just coach the Pistons next season.

The Pistons parted ways with Van Gundy on Monday. SVG was serving as both head coach and President of Basketball Operations. "When it came down to this, I was perfectly willing to only go in one role and to give up the front office and go into [just] coaching," said Van Gundy. "I didn’t fight to hang on to that at all. I was more than willing to just move over into the [coaching] role." SVG also said he'd like to coach again if the right situation presented itself.
May 8 - 10:06 AM

The Pistons have parted ways with head coach Stan Van Gundy.

SVG was also the President of Basketball Operations, but was very underwhelming in each role. One candidate to replace SVG in the front office is Brent Barry, and it won't be long before we hear about potential candidates for the coaching vacancy. The Pistons have a bloated payroll and a limited ceiling based on their current roster, so it will be interesting to see what the new leadership will bring to the table.
May 7 - 1:28 PM

Pistons owner Tom Gores wants Stan Van Gundy to return as coach for the final year of his contract, but prefers that scenario include structural changes to the franchise's front office, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of

According to this report, Gores has suggested changes to Van Gundy's role as president of basketball operations, but SVG is resisting. Also according to Woj, some of that discussion has centered on the future role of general manager Jeff Bower, who is also in the final year of his contract. The Pistons have been a disappointment since SVG took over, especially with several misses in the draft.
May 1 - 4:34 PM

Pistons owner Tom Gores and President/Coach Stan Van Gundy will meet next week to discuss Van Gundy's future, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of

Things are not going well for the Pistons right now and they've missed on basically every draft pick since SVG took over, especially taking Luke Kennard over Donovan Mitchell. Van Gundy has one year left on his contract, so it's possible they part ways.
Apr 19 - 9:18 PM

The Pistons are reportedly open to moving their No. 12 overall pick in the upcoming draft for a proven veteran that will help them "win now."

Detroit has some solid depth in their frontcourt, but they could certainly use some more help in their backcourt, particularly at the two-spot. If the Pistons aren't able to orchestrate a draft day deal that will bring in some proven players to help them get back into the playoffs, Stan Van Gundy might want to consider moving in the other direction towards a rebuild.
Tue, May 30, 2017 02:46:00 PM

Stan Van Gundy admitted that Detroit's current rotations are fluid on a game-to-game basis as he searches for something that works.

"It’ll change game to game," the veteran head coach said. "Right now, we clearly haven’t got a settled rotation where we can count on solid play throughout the game, game to game, We don’t have that right now. So going to probably be a little back and forth and trying to figure it out. The answer is still all of those guys need to play better." Expect to see Stan Van shuffling through his frontcourt options regularly as he tries to figure out the right mix.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 02:15:00 PM

Coach Stan Van Gundy said he will likely go with a nine-man rotation in the first half and have Darrun Hilliard as the first man off the bench.

That means we may not see too much of Stanley Johnson tonight, but besides that we should get a good idea of the rotation in the first half. Ish Smith should play next to the first unit a ton this month.
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 06:31:00 PM

Stan Van Gundy said he was disappointed with the Pistons defense on Thursday and said he will re-evaluate the starting lineup.

"I just didn’t think they put much into the game defensively," SVG said. "We may have to address it lineup wise. I want to see more out of them, but if that first unit can’t improve defensively then we’re going to have to get some other people in there and put some of them on the bench." While he didn't mention any names, it would make sense for SVG to consider replacing Marcus Morris with Stanley Johnson in the starting lineup if he's looking for more defense. This is definitely something to keep an eye in advance of their next game vs. the Spurs on Monday.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 09:43:00 AM

The Pistons announced on Wednesday that they will bring on Otis Smith as an assistant coach on Stan Van Gundy's staff.

Smith worked as Orlando's GM during SVG's tenure there, and he has spent the past two seasons as a coach in the D-League. The Pistons franchise also announced on Tuesday that Pat Garrity will be promoted to assistant general manager, and Bob Beyer will step in as the new associate head coach on Van Gundy's staff.
Wed, Jun 15, 2016 12:08:00 PM

Stan Van Gundy said that the Pistons would like to add a dynamic backup point guard this summer.

"It's in a lot of ways a point-guard-driven league right now," Van Gundy said. "t's a big pick-and-roll league. And the more guys you have that can play like that, certainly that's something that would be a priority for us." While Reggie Jackson's job as the starter is safe, this means that Steve Blake will be the third-string PG if he decides to come back to Detroit next season.
Source: M Live
Sun, May 1, 2016 10:34:00 AM

Stan Van Gundy has been fined $25,000 by the league for his critical comments regarding the officiating of LeBron James during Sunday's Game 1 loss to the Cavs.

"They've got to understand, LeBron's LeBron," Van Gundy said in a sideline interview after the first quarter of Game 1. "They're not going to call offensive fouls on him. He gets to do whatever he wants. They've got to understand that." SVG quipped with the media after the fine was announced: "I probably deserve to be penalized for being myself."
Source: M Live
Tue, Apr 19, 2016 04:14:00 PM

Stan Van Gundy ripped his team's defense after Wednesday's loss to the Knicks.

While Van Gundy spared Marcus Morris and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope from his criticism, his post-game remarks about his team weren't exactly complimentary. "We bring nothing defensively — nothing," Van Gundy said. "We gave up 108 points and 54 percent shooting — the problem is not with the offense." We'll keep an eye out for any lineup changes, but it wouldn't be a shocker to see SVG shake things up for a game or two.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 09:56:00 AM

Stan Van Gundy said that he will explore the trade market for the Pistons, but he said that nothing is imminent.

"You’re always on the lookout for a guy that you think either now or for the future appreciably changes your talent," Van Gundy said. "You really approach it the same way you always do — you’re talking and seeing what’s out there, but there hasn’t been anything that’s even made us take a second look, at this point." The Pistons aren't actively shopping Brandon Jennings, but they could look to add another wing with Jodie Meeks (foot) likely out until February.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 09:53:00 AM

Stan Van Gundy said that while he'll listen to offers, he's not actively pursuing a trade.

"I don’t feel compelled to do anything right now," Van Gundy said. "I like our group. Our group is good. We’ve got reasonable contracts. We’ve got a starting lineup that we have everybody back next year and it’s proven to be one of the most efficient starting lineups in the league that’s good to build around." Van Gundy recently shot down rumors that he’s shopping Brandon Jennings (Achilles), and it doesn't seem like there will be a shakeup to the roster in Detroit any time soon.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 11:12:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Reggie Jackson
2Ish Smith
3Jameer Nelson
4Dwight Buycks
5Kay Felder
SG1Reggie Bullock
2Langston Galloway
3Luke Kennard
4Reggie Hearn
SF1Stanley Johnson
2James Ennis
3Luis Montero
PF1Blake Griffin
2Anthony Tolliver
3Jon Leuer
4Henry Ellenson
C1Andre Drummond
2Eric Moreland