Pistons owner, Van Gundy to meet to discuss future

Following another disappointing season in which the team will not reach the postseason, Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores says he’s undecided about Stan Van Gundy‘s future with the franchise and the two are expected to meet next week once the offseason begins.

Entering Tuesday (4/10), the Pistons are just 151-176 under Van Gundy as their coach and president of basketball operations and have only reached the playoffs once. They were swept in 2016 in the first-round by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Gores says because he has a lot of respect for Van Gundy, he won’t make a drastic change or decision until he and Van Gundy have a sit-down.

“I wouldn’t make a decision without Stan,” Gores told the Associated Press Monday night. “He’s been our partner for four years. I think he deserves the conversation. He’s been good for us.”

The Pistons were expected to make a playoff push after acquiring All-Star forward Blake Griffin from the Los Angeles Clippers at the February trade deadline, but that never transpired.

Injuries did play a role in that, as Griffin, center Andre Drummond and guard Reggie Jackson were only in the lineup together for a mere four games.

The Pistons close out the 2017-18 season against the Chicago Bulls.