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Is the job of Detroit Pistons president of basketball operations and head coach Stan Van Gundy in jeopardy?
Well, if you listen to Pistons owner Tom Gores, it’s hard to tell.
“We talked the other day and I’m not giving up on Stan and I’m not giving up on this team.” Gores told the Detroit News. “Stan and I discussed (next year), and we said we’re not going to discuss it until after the season.”
The Pistons (30-36) made a blockbuster trade for All-Star forward Blake Griffin in February — but are the East’s ninth seed. They would be left out for the second straight year if the playoffs started today.
Last week, Van Gundy said he had not been told anything about his future franchise one way or the other.
“We always have to adjust,” Gores said. “We’re not winning so we have to adjust something. Clearly we can’t be stubborn … I don’t think we’re that far off.”
Van Gundy has compiled a record of 514-377 in nearly 12 seasons. He has also coached the Orlando Magic and Miami Heat.