Pistons Part Ways With Van Gundy
DETROIT – The Detroit Pistons announced on Monday that they have parted ways with Stan Van Gundy, and he will not return to the organization as the team’s Head Coach and President of Basketball Operations. He held both roles since being hired on May 14, 2014.
During his four years as the head coach, he led the Pistons to a 152-176 record, including 39-43 this past season. He played a key role in the re-signing of Andre Drummond and the trade that brought Blake Griffin to Detroit.
Detroit now begins a search for a new head of Basketball Operations and a new head coach, which will “start immediately,” according to the team’s announcement.
In the statement, Pistons owner Tom Gores said, “We have decided that this change is necessary to take our basketball organization to the next level. This was a very difficult decision and we did not come to it lightly. I am grateful to Stan for everything he’s done for the Pistons and for the City of Detroit. He rebuilt the culture of our basketball team, re-instilled a winning attitude and work ethic, and took us to the playoffs two years ago.”