Detroit Pistons Fire Head Coach Stan Van Gundy
Stan Van Gundy is out. The Detroit Pistons have chosen to part ways with Van Gundy after four less than stellar seasons.
Van Gundy, who served as head coach and president of basketball operations for almost four years has about one year and $7 million left on his five-year contract.
Yahoo Sports reports that Van Gundy wracked up an unimpressive 152-176 win-loss record and one brief trip to the postseason during his tenure.
Pistons owner Tom Gores explained the decision in a team statement.
“We have decided that this change is necessary to take our basketball organization to the next level,” Gores said. “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. He went all-in from day one to positively impact this franchise and this community. But over the past two seasons our team has not progressed, and we decided that a change is necessary to regain our momentum.”