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Former Detroit Pistons coach and president of basketball operations Stan Van Gundy says he’s really lost right now and not sure what is next for him.
The Pistons fired Van Gundy in May after a disappointing four seasons. Detroit was just 152-176 in the regular season under Van Gundy and reached the playoffs once. The Pistons were swept in 2016 in the first-round by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
“I’m as lost as I’ve been,” Van Gundy told former assistant coach Rex Walters on the Real Talk Basketball podcast. “Every other time, I’ve known — or had a pretty good idea — that I was still going to try to coach. The last time I was out after Orlando, I did some college games on TV and some radio stuff.
“If I could get a job (for next season), I had planned to coach. Now, I really don’t know. I’m really lost right now — I don’t have an idea. My wife wants me to retire. I have people looking into some media things and I’m looking into some teaching opportunities in college, sports management programs and things like that.
“I want to do something, but if I’m not coaching, I don’t want to work too hard. If I’m going to be grinding, then I want to coach; if I’m not going to be coaching, I want to be semi-retired, at least. I really don’t know (what I’m going to do).”
Van Gundy has a career coaching record of 523-384 in the regular season and 48-43 in the postseason. He has coached the Miami Heat, Orlando Magic and Pistons.