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Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (60) / 8/26/1955
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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. Jun 15 - 12:08 PM

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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
May 1 - 10:34 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
Apr 19 - 4:14 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.
Source: NBA.com
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 11:12:00 AM

Stan Van Gundy wasted no words in criticizing the Pistons for a recent preseason performance.

"I told them in there – that was the first thing – we’re not playing together at all. I thought it was a very selfish performance, and guys wouldn’t just pass the ball to open men," he said. SVG singled out Reggie Jackson specifically for his atrocious play, but this is just a case of the veteran coach using the preseason to send a strong message to a team of impressionable youngsters.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 12:09:00 PM

Pistons majority owner Tom Gores is buying his firm's stake on the team, sources told the Bloomberg News.

In other words, the move gives Gores 100 percent ownership of the franchise. Previously holding 51 percent, the move purchases the remaining 49 percent from Platinum Equity. The team has not offered a statement as of yet, but one will likely be made in the coming days.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 09:37:00 AM

Coach Stan Van Gundy said the Pistons will target two unrestricted free agent small forwards and look at the restricted ones next.

The Pistons just picked up Stanley Johnson with the eighth pick, but they still need some serious help there. Plus, Johnson is a bit more raw than most top-10 forwards -- he has a high ceiling with his prototype frame, though. As far as the reasonably attainable UFA SFs go, DeMarre Carroll is at the top of the list.
Sat, Jun 27, 2015 03:14:00 PM

Renowned sports agent Arn Tellem has agreed to join the Pistons' front office as Vice Chairman of Palace Sports & Entertainment.

"Arn brings a unique perspective that will make our entire organization stronger," said Pistons' head coach Stan Van Gundy in a statement. "His responsibilities may be focused on the business side, but we won't be shy about taking full advantage of his knowledge on the basketball side as well." Tellem will be one of the Pistons' representatives to the NBA's board of governors, but his primary focus with the Pistons will be on the business side of things, and not so much the basketball decisions.
Source: SB Nation
Fri, Jun 5, 2015 11:03:00 AM

Stan Van Gundy acknowledged that the Pistons are looking for a third point guard.

After losing Brandon Jennings (Achilles) for the season, the Pistons are left with just veteran D.J. Augustin and rookie Spencer Dinwiddie to fill the role. The team is rumored to be interested in Pablo Prigioni, so that could be one option Detroit pursues.
Mon, Jan 26, 2015 09:06:00 AM

Pistons president and head coach Stan Van Gundy said the Detroit Pistons will be his last NBA team.

Van Gundy told reporters on Tuesday that he wanted to give coaching one last shot and has given himself five years to turn the Pistons into a winner before retiring from the NBA. SVG has his work cut out for him as the Pistons are off to a 7-23 start, but a weak Eastern Conference could help him fulfill his goal over the next five years.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 11:38:00 AM

Brandon Jennings (thumb) said the Pistons do not shoot while going through practice.

"If you ask the question about why we're not making shots, we don't shoot," Jennings said. "We don't shoot in practice. We haven't really had a chance to work on our games or anything." Jennings is actually shooting the ball well and has been fantastic for his fantasy owners in the past two weeks. His thumb injury could cost him time, though, Stay tuned.
Source: M Live
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 05:13:00 PM

Stan Van Gundy is trying to get his players to trust the process, despite the lack of results so far.

Despite a 2-6 start, Van Gundy is hoping Pistons players who have seen nothing but losing will adjust their mentality and trust the process. "It hasn't worked yet, why are you gonna believe it's going to work now?" Van Gundy said. "But the problem is when you don't - and you can see it at crucial times of the game, especially – guys just sort of go their own way. It's not because guys don't give a [expletive]."
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 11:57:00 AM

Stan Van Gundy explained his frontcourt lineup of Josh Smith, Greg Monroe, and Andre Drummond for Wednesday's game against the Knicks as a reaction to injuries.

Van Gundy had previously said he wanted to limit the amount the three played together as the combination didn't work well last season, but injuries to Luigi Datome and Cartier Martin forced his hand. While the lineup led to a win, Josh Smith only shot 2-of-17 from the field so SVG's post-game of "Yes, everything's day to day," could lead to a lineup change in the near future.
Thu, Nov 6, 2014 10:21:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Reggie Jackson
2Ish Smith
3Steve Blake
4Lorenzo Brown
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Darrun Hilliard
3Michael Gbinije
SF1Marcus Morris
2Stanley Johnson
3Reggie Bullock
PF1Tobias Harris
2Jon Leuer
3Henry Ellenson
C1Andre Drummond
2Aron Baynes
3Boban Marjanovic
4Kaleb Tarczewski