Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy says that guard Reggie Jackson (knee) will be ready to go for training camp at the end of September. Van Gundy noted that Jackson has been ramping up his basketball…
May 11, 2018, 6:34 pmStan Van GundyTeam, Detroit Pistons
Former Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said he was open coaching again if "the right situation came along."
He added "I'm not going out on the terms I would like." When Van Gundy took the Pistons job he said it would be his last, but this exit left a poor taste in his mouth and we know he has more walls to build. If SVG is lucky enough to get another chance, it'll be only as a coach as his stint as president of basketball operations was a bust.
Source: Detroit Free Press
May 8, 2018, 9:54 amStan Van GundyTeam, Detroit Pistons
Stan Van Gundy told Rod Beard of the Detroit News that he was perfectly willing to only go in one role and to give up the front office gig but owner Tom Gores wanted to change the structure and leadership of the organization.
SVG has said previously that the Pistons would be his last coaching stop, but he didn’t like the way his tenure ended in Detroit and he won’t close the door on the future. “If the right situation came along, I wouldn’t dismiss it,” Van Gundy said. “I’m not going out on the terms I would like.” It seems highly unlikely that he will get another chance anytime soon after what looks like a colossal failure in Detroit while it will be interesting to see the direction the team takes moving forward.
Source: NBC Sports
May 7, 2018, 1:21 pmStan Van GundyTeam, Detroit Pistons
Stan Van Gundy and the Pistons have reportedly "parted ways."
There's a bombshell. Detroit gave SVG complete control over the roster for a few years and it led to a semi-competitive batch of seasons but nothing that spoke to the team's future as a contender. If anything, it was thought that ownership would bring in someone else above Van Gundy to handle player personnel and more of the typical President duties while retaining him as coach, but either there was a total change of heart or SVG didn't want to work in a different role. The Pistons swung for the fences on the Blake Griffin trade under Van Gundy's watch, a move that looks far more last-gasp now than it did before. The Pistons will now look for a new President of Basketball Ops and coach — that's going to be two different people this time.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
March 15, 2018, 3:04 pmReggie JacksonPG, Detroit Pistons
Reggie Jackson participated in 3-on-3 halfcourt drills, a step that Stan Van Gundy said was “encouraging.”
Jackson is well past his original timetable. It is scary to say but Detroit seems as if they are missing their starting point guard. With the Pistons seemingly out of the playoff race and playing ugly basketball right now, don’t expect much from Jackson if he makes his return. He’s worth a look if he makes his return for his upside.
Source: James Edwards on Twitter
March 1, 2018, 1:36 pmReggie JacksonPG, Detroit Pistons
Pistons Coach Stan Van Gundy hopes Reggie Jackson can practice before the six game road trip.
Jackson has been out with an ankle sprain since December 26 and was originally posted a six to eight week timetable, March 11 is almost 11 weeks post-injury. The ankle sprain was a bad one and has clearly not been healing as quickly as they hoped. It will be interesting to see how Blake Griffin and Reggie Jackson, two high usage-rate players, can coexist. Griffin’s value has already plummeted since the move to Detroit and Jackson was not even a late-round value until his injury. He’s worth a look once he comes back but don’t expect his transition with the new roster to be pretty.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
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