Pistons want experience for Van Gundy replacement

Pistons chairman Arn Tellem is expected to help find a replacement for Stan Van Gundy.

The Detroit Pistons are seeking an experienced front-office executive to replace Stan Van Gundy, according to a report from ESPN.

Van Gundy and the Pistons parted ways after four seasons Monday. Along with holding the position of head coach, Van Gundy was president of basketball operations.

Per ESPN, Pistons chairman and former NBA agent Arn Tellem will help to spearhead the process of finding Van Gundy’s replacement in the front office.

The Pistons are also expected to find a replacement for general manager Jeff Bower, also fired.

“Bower’s continuing role was apparently the main point of contention between (Pistons owner) Tom Gores and Van Gundy, with Gores pushing for front-office changes and Van Gundy offering resistance,” according to HoopsRumors.

Per ESPN, former NBA player and current NBA TV analyst Brent Barry is a potential candidate for a front-office post with the Pistons, though not likely one with final say on the roster.

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