Whenever you tune into a Detroit Pistons game, you will see Stan Van Gundy storming up and down the sidelines, wearing all of his emotions on his sleeve. His face will amusingly contort to how the game is favoring the Pistons, and Van Gundy’s voice will often grow hoarse from arguing with officials and shouting out instructions to his players. But while Van Gundy pours his heart into the Pistons and usually seems unrelentingly frustrated during games, off the court he is quite different.
Possessing a great sense of humor and truly just a dad, Van Gundy has a passion for other areas of life besides basketball. Like animals, for instance, as he and his wife Kim have had a plethora of family pets. And thanks to the Michigan–based BISSELL Pet Foundation, the Van Gundys have added another member to their family that sadly no one else wanted – Eastwood, a one-year-old Labrador retriever mix that is nearly blind and was born with leg deformities.