Stan Van Gundy Blueprint Running Out of Oxygen

Stan Van Gundy and Doc Rivers were revered coaches  in charge of personnel for their respective teams, the Pistons and Clippers. Both asserted their power as NBA intellects who mattered. Van Gundy appeared in the NBA Finals in 2009. One year earlier, Doc Rivers won the NBA Finals in 2008. Rivers appeared in the Finals…

How Bold Do You Want to Be Pistons?

Many years ago when Kobe Bryant wanted to be traded, the Pistons thought they had a deal. Rip Hamilton, Rodney Stuckey and some draft picks were going to Los Angeles for Bryant. Bryant didn’t want to come to Detroit but could be swayed if the Pistons didn’t marginalize their team which they had to do…

The Win-Now Pistons Not Looking In the Mirror

I’m starting with the man in the mirror. I’m asking him to change his ways. (Michael Jackson) Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy has alerted all comers that the Detroit Pistons are about winning and not about development. According to reports, they are willing to trade their lottery pick for veteran help. They want to get…

The Mess in Motown

Let’s cut to the chase. The Detroit Pistons have regressed. After a wonderful year last season when it seemed they had broken through and put their miserable past of scratch your head moves in the rear view mirror here they come with this season. It was normal to start off slow. Reggie Jackson was going…